A few years ago I began selling vintage clothing on ebay. I think it must of been before it was cool to sell vintage clothing on ebay because I was able to make a small fortune in a small time frame and it rocked! But then I guess everyone began to sell vintage on ebay and its so populated unless you take the time you develop your clientele the pot of golds do not come as easily as they use too. Ebay is still a viable source to make some quick cash. I always use Ebay to fill in the gaps when i’m in a pinch.
If you have something to sell then you can most always find a buyer on ebay. I personally think ebay is very overpriced platform to sell your items but as long as you keep that in mind then you should be able to make a small quick profit on your used items. Ebay cost to list the items and then once you sell it they are going to take a percentage of your selling price that is one of the highest percentage’s on the internet as far as selling platforms.
Ebay will recommend you sell your item free shipping. Their theory is if you list your item free shipping then customers will bid more for the item. This is true if you are a long time seller with dependable clientele. If you are just a casual seller then you will definitely lose big time. If you item weights over 13oz. you will have to ship it priority mail which can be costly. Be sure to know how much your item weighs and do not choose to let ebay estimate your shipping prices. If I don’t weigh my auction and do not select shipping methods myself I always end up paying an extra $5.00 on shipping which just flushed my profit right down the toilet. Another seller beware if you list your item for a flat price and select buyers to send you a offer make sure you double check how much they will be paying for shipping before accepting their offer. I occasionally select free shipping to attract more buyers and a buyer had sent me a really low ridiculous offer and it was something I just wanted to get rid of so I accepted and totally forgot I listed it free shipping. I was grinding my teeth the whole way to the post office when I had to shell out money to ship this product making absolutely no profit.
Ebay also offers seller to print their own shipping labels at home which I love!! You also get a ebay discount that makes your shipping price like $1.50 cheaper than what you would pay at the post office and that’s a win. Then I just put the items on the front porch for the mail man to pick up and I don’t even have to leave the house.
Check out my ebay page Cilla Jane. I usually list items every weeks. Support a sista and if you need any help you know who will hook you up with the 411! Moi!