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Back in the ebay game again

September 11th, 2019 at 05:48 pm

Back in the spring when I did some serious cleaning in the garage and basement, I realized I really need to start selling on ebay again. We have a lot of stuff that is too good to just give to Goodwill, and, in some cases, isn't even stuff a thrift shop would want. But it's stuff that sells well on ebay. I didn't want to start over the summer because we had various travel planned and I didn't want to have to worry about timing things around all of that.

Now that summer is over, it was time to get down to business. I started listing things last weekend. I don't want to go too crazy at one time because I know I sometimes get overwhelmed when auctions start ending and I have to pack and ship everything so I'm trying to just do an item or two a day. As of now, I've listed 11 items. Three have bids so far.

The main things I'm selling currently are my old sports cards (mostly baseball) that I found while working in the garage. I gathered 2 shoebox-sized containers of cards. I sorted them all by year and listed them in lots by year with anywhere from 200+ to 500+ per lot. Based on 3 lots already having bids, I'm hopeful that all will ultimately sell so that will be 2 shoeboxes worth of stuff that will get out of here.

5 Responses to “Back in the ebay game again”

  1. disneysteve Says:

    The lot of cards I listed tonight already got a bid so that makes 4 auctions that will sell. Total of $56.60 at the moment.

    I am not a card collector and did not take the time to look up the value of every single card I'm selling. I'm fully aware that I may be "giving away" something that's worth a lot more than what I get for it but that's okay. My goal is getting rid of clutter. The money is secondary at this point. If a collector scores a great find at a value price, good for him.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Fantastic! I'm back at eBay as well. I have nowhere near what you do as far as inventory, but my daughter did find several things before she left for college to put up for sale.

  3. disneysteve Says:

    5 bids, up to $88 total, so moving along nicely. I'm off tomorrow so I'll try to get a couple more items listed. I'm done with the sports cards but I have a box of stuff set aside in the garage for ebay.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    That's great, Disneysteve! Sometimes a little money and getting rid of something is worth far more than doing all the research in the hopes of making big money.

  5. disneysteve Says:

    I've also always found ebay to be a great service because if you accidentally list something that's worth a lot more than you thought, the bidding will reflect that. As long as at least 2 people notice your auction and get into a bidding war, the sale price will be fair. The key there is a good title, description, and photos.

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