Selling Old to Buy New!
If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll know I’m already starting to get into a panic over Christmas. We always tend to spend too much money and this year I am determined to stick to a budget.
Not long ago Mumsnet* contacted me asking me to test out eBay’s selling function. With insomnia still hovering over me, I am a frequent late night eBay buyer but have never actually sold anything. I’ve dabbled in Facebook selling groups without much success, so thought I’d give eBay a shot.
I decided to sell some of the kids old clothes to fund their Christmas outfits this year. I always like to dress them up on Christmas day, preferably so we all match, so this tends to get quite expensive!
One of my listings was my daughters gorgeous Christmas dress from a few years ago, it was only worn the once and I just love the fact that another little girl will get to enjoy it as much as she did, and for a bargain price too!
I don’t have a camera so decided to do it all on my phone by downloading the eBay app.
The listing process is 4 simple steps. Of course, the more information you provide, the more helpful it is to the potential buyer:
*Snap it* Treat the pic of your item like a selfie. Have good lighting and make sure you take several shots.
*Write it* – Use keywords to write a description of your item that is interesting, informative, and of course, honest!
The more information you put in the title, the more the app automatically fills details in for you!
*Price it* – Have you got a price in mind? Choose buy it now. If not, have fun with it and see what you can make with an auction style sale.
*Post it* – Want them to come to you? Choose local pick up. Happy to post it? Then do exactly that.
This is a great feature, the postage was automatically calculated based on listings similar to mine. I always wonder what to charge for postage, this way I didn’t have to!
The whole process took around 5 minutes, including taking pictures. I’ve listed my items for Auction for 14 days, I’m quite excited to see if anyone will battle to win!
*I am a member of the Mumsnet Bloggers Panel, a group of parent bloggers who have volunteered to review products, services, events and brands for Mumsnet. I have not paid for the product or to attend an event. I have editorial control and retain full editorial integrity. [I have received a voucher as a token of thanks for this post].