While garage sales are an ideal way to get rid of the stuff you don’t want anymore, the Internet may be the best place to sell valuable items that you want to get rid of for top dollar. Here are a few sites to help you get started.
Craigslist and Kijiji allow you to post descriptions of your items for free. These sites are ideal for selling furniture or other large items that you want to get rid of quickly.
eBay is the ideal platform to sell rare or collectible items or other items with a niche market. Interested buyers bid on your items or can purchase them outright if you choose. EBay charges a fee to sell your items.
Amazon is ideal for selling books, media, clothing, jewelry, etc. for more than you’d probably get at a yard sale. Amazon charges 99 cents per item sold, but offers unlimited sales for $39.99/month for sellers who plan to sell more than 40 items per month.
ShopMyClothes.com is perfect for people who have vintage and designer clothing and accessories to sell. It’s free to post an item for sale.
3 Tips for an Online Sale
1. Price it right. Before you post your item online, check out other sites to see what similar items are selling for. This will give you an accurate assessment of your price point and prevent you from overpricing it.
2. Take great photos. Pictures are essential since the potential buyers won’t be able to check out the item in person. Take photos of the item at each angle and include detailed shots, if appropriate.
3. Give yourself time to sell it. While some items are snatched up right away, others may take time. Take as long as you need in order to get the price you want.