As paychecks seem to disappear in an instant you may wonder to yourself, how can I make more money? As you rummage through your garage to see what could possibly be yard sale worthy, you notice a number of now collectible sporting goods. Some baseballs and bats, a mitt, some photos of yourself on the swim team.
You reminisce about when you were younger and healthier, fitter and faster and wonder how you could ever get that body shape back, if at all. You then remember overhearing someone talking about a diet program called eat stop eat After looking into it a little, eat stop eat is based around intermittent fasting. The process of going without food for short periods of time to cut your weekly calories. After checking your watch you realize you’ve been reminiscing for half an hour when you could’ve been collecting items to sell! And that is the problem sometimes, all talk and no action. Make that change today. Take action.
Anyway, back to the sporting goods The answer is yes, you can sell your childhood for money. But seriously, hop on eBay and sell it. But as easy as it seems, it may be a more daunting task than you think. Have you ever sold on eBay before? If so, go you! If not, let’s go over a little checklist on how to quote, price, prepare, and list an item online.
Step one, you’re going to need to find out how much your collectibles are worth. You can do this a number of ways: searching quotes online, recommended eBay sellers, or your local pawn shop. However, there are also a number of things to keep in mind when you get the quote. You need to factor in the collectible insurance cost if you have it, the tax of the items, and the auction value. The most important factors you need to look out for is the insurance cost, since insurance protects your items at all cost, the higher the insurance the higher you can sell it for.
Step two, figure out your price. Now I wouldn’t suggest getting too greedy but who doesn’t love a little profit. It’s why you’re doing this after all, right? The way you figure out the price is gathering the retail value, or how much it would sell normally in a store, and add in how much you would like to make. Most collectibles go for a fifteen percent profit online. Also, you have to keep in mind how much people would want to pay for your items. The last thing you would want are items not being sold since their price is sky high. Remember, people on eBay will bid on your item. There will be low ballers and high payers. Never settle for underselling your collectibles.
Step three, prepare and list your item online. Aren’t my collectibles all set? Why can’t I just list them? Before you list an antique or collectible you have to make sure it’s in good condition. There’s no point in selling something if it falls apart in transit. I recommend visiting a collectible repair shop to help increase the durability in your goods. You can always factor in this price into your eBay listing price.
When your item is all set to post online make sure to take plenty of pictures and have a detailed description. This description can be what these collectibles mean to you, to the history of the collectibles in your family. People love to know what they are buying.
It looks like you are all set to start selling on eBay. I wish you the best of luck!