Friday, 16 September 2011

Clear the clutter and make some cash

Is your wardrobe filled with clothes that you hate? Have you nothing (in the world) to wear? If this scenario reduces you to a screaming fit as least once a week then why not take action and get some spare cash to boot?

How? Ebay! We know that you all know about Ebay but this is our helpful guide to making Ebay really work for you.

Tip 1: Iron/buff/shine/polish the item you’re selling. Even the oldest, rattiest dress will look better when ironed and the photo is what will initially attract buyers.

Tip 2: Model the item.  How is anyone going to get an idea of what it looks like when you’ve photographed it flat? Instead, put it on and have some photograph you in the best light possible. It doesn’t fit? Have a friend model it instead. This seriously makes a difference.

Tip 3: Be as informative and accurate as possible in your description and include details such as measurements, length, material, zips etc.  Also mention if there are any imperfections too, it might put off some buyers but bad feedback will deter people more.

Tip 4: Price low.  People are more likely to watch a pair of jeans worth £45 if they are priced at £1, and there’s every chance that they’ll still sell for £40.  Starting them at £35 is like to drive people to the shops to buy a new pair without all of the Ebay faff.

So what are you waiting for... follow our top tips and turn your cluttered closet into a goldmine. 

3 love letters:

Jess Heath MUFX said...

Great post! I've been selling my life on Ebay at the moment for some extra cash, so handy!

Fi Fi said...

Great tips! I did recently do an eBay clear out and while I parted with some pieces for much less than I would have liked to it really did all add up. The best part is hearing the positive feedback and making someone else dead happy.

Stephanie May said...

It drives me insane when people photography their items flat and then the description consists of "red dress". Well done, I can vaguely see that in the bad light. I think one of the things that puts people off about photographing their clothes on is not wanting to show their face (not all of us are bloggers :) ) so I'd like to point out that even if you dont have editing software on your computer you can just take the picture from the neck down and then not only have you got more chance of selling your item but you also get to stay mysterious.

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