Posts Tagged ‘Family Member’

What is the cheekiest thing you have ever seen for sale on Ebay?

February 1st, 2013 3 comments

I was browsing on Ebay yesterday evening and came across lots of people selling the coffee tokens with the six stickers on for a free coffee at McDonalds, some would call that cheeky, although others may think it ingenious I suppose. I reckon that these people were either rifling through the bins at McDonalds, or they have a family member who works there perhaps.

I have heard of a real bag of freshly mown lawn grass, and empty can of Budweiser, a shrunken head, An Apache Longbow Helicopter, Jars full of fresh air and other weird stuff.

The best one has got to be someone trying to flog the whole of New Zealand [both North and South Islands]. Apparantly it got taken down by ebay after a few hours but not before the bidding got to about $3,000.

Ebay: Tips on selling my Nintendo 64 and games?

July 7th, 2012 2 comments

Hey! I am ready to sell my (fully working) Nintendo 64 on Ebay, as well as the controllers and games etc. I was just wondering if anyone could give me some tips for a successful sale. Below I am going to put a few bulletpoints but anythign is most appreciated:

Should I sell them in a bundle or separately?
How long should I auction them for?
Should I set a BUY NOW price?
What should I do for shipping?

Please answer these in more than a "yes/no" manner and add anything else, thanks!

This will be my first sale.

I think you should sell the system with the controllers, but sell the games separately.

I would say set the auction to at least 3 days, maybe a week.

Don’t set a buy it now price unless you have done a lot of research to see what they will sell for on eBay – you don’t want to sell them for less than they are worth.

Shipping is your own preference – find out how much it would cost to ship from wherever it is you would like to ship (USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.) and charge accordingly. I use FedEx Ground on eBay (because my dad has an account there). I would suggest saying no international shipping on the listing somewhere – it can be a pain in the butt.

Also, an extra tip – people (well most people anyway, especially me) are reluctant to buy from first-time sellers. You may be able to sell your stuff for more if you have a friend/family member with an eBay account that they have sold from before.

Need help Selling Stuff on short notice?

July 7th, 2012 2 comments

We are moving out of state in one week, and our house is basically just as full as it was 2 months ago. We have tried to have a "moving sale" (one person showed up after 2 days of selling), advertised my butt off on, the local paper,ebay, and priced everything uber cheap to sell… but nothing. We have had alot of calls, but of course we wait around and no one ever shows up.

I was thinking of driving to my mothers home 20 miles away tomorrow (Sunday) to try and sell, but I am not prepared, I would have to wake up at 4am to set up, and have heard that Sundays are pretty slow selling days.

At this point I am feeling pretty lost, my condo doesn’t allow moving sales, so I can’t even put up signs, and I don’t know anyone in the area with a yard to do a garage sale there.

Any help on how to sell my stuff would be appreciated!

If all else fails you could gather up all you can’t sell but don’t want and bag it up and donate to the Salvation Army or places that take donations. Get a receipt for it and you can claim that amount on your taxes. You would be surprised how much it adds up and I know a family member that does this each year so basically you still get your money.