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Back on ebay

November 25th, 2008 at 05:33 pm

I listed 3 items on ebay on Sunday 11/23. Nothing of any great value. Actually 3 things that got in my way while decluttering in our computer room. So far, one item has a bid and 3 watchers. The others have no bids and no watchers.

I'll be out Wednesday and Thursday nights but maybe Friday I can list a few more items. I'd like to take in a couple hundred dollars between now and the end of the year.

6 Responses to “Back on ebay”

  1. Analise Says:

    One of these days I'd like to learn how to sell on eBay. It sounds as if it's not too labor/time intensive and a good way of unloading nice, but no longer used items.

  2. swimgirl Says:

    I think the biggest pain of ebay is figuring out how much to charge for shipping.

  3. disneysteve Says:

    Analise - Selling on ebay is pretty simple. There can be a bit of a learning curve but once you get the hang of it, no problem at all.

    swimgirl - If you plan to sell regularly, absolutely get yourself a postage scale. Once you have that, calculating shipping is a snap. Weigh the item. Go to usps.com, punch in the weight and it gives you the shipping cost. I wouldn't do it without a scale. When I first started way back when, I used to pack everything and take the packages to the post office to weigh for me. What a royal pain in the behind that was. That didn't last long. I realized very quickly that a postage scale was a necessity. You can get a new one for under $30 and a used one for less than that.

  4. swimgirl Says:

    I've considered that... there's an office store nearby going out of business, so I will stop by tomorrow to see if they have any for 70% off. Thanks for the tip!

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    I actually use a food scale I bought at Walmart for $10. Seems to be pretty accurate! Only goes to 5 lbs. I have also used my bathroom scale for larger packages. USPS prices in 1 lb increments for priority mail, parcel post and media mail.

    Steve, good luck with your goal!!

  6. disneysteve Says:

    ccf, a food scale works fine, too. My postal scale is a cheapie model I bought years ago at Staples. It has a 6-lb limit but I very, very rarely sell anything heavier than that. When I do, I also use the bathroom scale.

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