Make Like a Mad EBay Listing Maniac
First off I had a 10 item limit, then a 40 item limit. Eventually, after a few months, I reached my present limit of 240 items or £16,000 a month. If I could sell that amount today, I would be a very happy camper.
For a long time, I've wondered about making it into a business, and I'm still investigating ideas and talking to colleagues who have successful eBay shops. However, for now, I have enough unwanted, unloved, disliked or plain wrong items in this house to list without the extra hassle of paperwork and business selling.
The largest number of items I have had listed at one time was something in the order of 75-80, after a week's solid sorting, photographing and listing madly. At present I have 57 items live and have sold four in the last couple of days which I'm going to pack up in a minute and take into the works post room tomorrow. I generally sell an average of 25 items a month, and the more I have listed, the more I seem to sell. My overall total is nudging up towards 460 items, and it really doesn't even feel as if I've scratched the surface yet.
After a successful shopping spree during our last trip to the outlet malls, and a good Christmas too, I find myself with rather a lot of items to list. I've had a good blitz on them this weekend, photographing and listing for most of the last two days. T-shirts , jewellery and electrical items are all awaiting new homes, and seven of them are being watched already. I've tripled my listing length this weekend, and still the living room has a mountain of items to list festooned around it.
I sorted through the piles of items I wanted to list earlier, and as it has been a bright and dry day, I was able to photograph everything I hadn't already. Some of the items are already listed, others still await their eBay fate.
Inspired by this, my husband tore his wardrobe to pieces this afternoon. There were clothes in there I never even knew he had, and some of them pre-date our decade together too. So, from thinking that I had done really well to lose only one sock in four loads of laundry this weekend, I find myself with two bags of clothes to wash for sale on eBay and a whole laundry basket and a half of clothes to freshen up for him.
As we already have a laundry basket of ironing for him to do and two bags of tops for the ironing service's attention, I'd better get a pick up booked. Then, after a short interlude to finalise a couple of articles for publication elsewhere, it'll be back to the eBay listings.
Because they won't sell if they're not listed. If they're not sold they can't earn me money , and that's one thing I need this month, in order to pay off the holiday bills.
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