Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Sell your unwanted gifts on eBay

ebay.png

Own presents you weren’t keen on but guilt preventing you from asking for the receipt? Patrick Munden, European head of sellers’ communications at eBay, provides four top flogging tips.

1. TIMING IS EVERYTHING “Generally the busiest time on the site is Sunday evening, so time your list to end then.”

2. PICTURE IT WELL “Ensure the photo is clear, in good light and shows the item as true-to-life as possible with defects displayed. You can include up to 12 pictures for free.”

3. CHOOSE THE RIGHT TYPE OF SALE “Around 56 per cent of items sold are at a fixed ‘Buy It Now’ price, as an increasing number of shoppers want an instantaneous purchase. On the other hand, many shoppers still enjoy the thrill of the auction, and it’s free to list under 99p.”

4. SELL ON-THE-MOVE “The eBay app allows you to buy and sell on the move. Sellers can quickly research sale trends and make sales from virtually anywhere. For items with a barcode, you can scan the item to instantly import details, even photos, into your listing.”

Related

laptop.jpg

Make a good online dating profile

615x330_wine storage.jpg

How to make money from wine

Payrisehero.jpg

How To Get A Pay Rise

Comments

More

Watch S-Town's Tyler Goodson give his first TV interview

“Sometimes I regret ever speaking into that microphone"

by Matt Tate
25 Apr 2017

Wait, is Donald Trump about to start a war over milk?

Armed conflict has been started over less. Maybe

by Tom Victor
25 Apr 2017

This guy in a gorilla suit still hasn’t finished his London Marathon ‘

Just because something hasn't been done doesn't mean you have to do it

by Tom Victor
25 Apr 2017

Woolworths could be coming back to the high street

The perfect accompaniment to Brexit Britain

by Tom Mendelsohn
25 Apr 2017

We put a bunch of politicians through FaceApp

And the results are terrifying

by Tom Victor
25 Apr 2017

Tom Hardy 'switches to superhero mode'

He declared: "I caught the c***"

by Gary Ogden
25 Apr 2017

Edwina Currie said something stupid and Twitter took her apart

Lesson: do not say things on the internet

by Gary Ogden
25 Apr 2017

Someone is selling a zoo for less than the cost of a shed in London

The shed, to be fair, is *much* closer to a Tube station

by Tom Mendelsohn
24 Apr 2017

Danny Wallace: one humorous email and a heap of remorse

Another life lesson from our award-winning columnist

24 Apr 2017

'Shocking' Kinder surprise toy raises a lot of questions

Where do you even begin with this?

by Tom Victor
24 Apr 2017