How to Sell on ebay – Make money by Selling on ebay – How to Guide – Part 1

how to sell on ebay
Selling on eBay can be very profitable and rewarding but, more importantly, it can be a fun venture for those of us with a penchant for treasure hunting.  There are many reasons people turn to eBay.  While some dabble in selling just to get rid of clutter or to make a little extra cash, others may actively pursue eBay as a primary source of income.  Circumstances and motivations differ greatly from individual to individual.  If you’ve lost your job or been hit with unforeseen expenses, your motivation and strategy will be much different than that of an upcoming entrepreneur.

Whether you fall into the category of dabbler or entrepreneur, you want to know, how to get started selling on eBay?   Following are the basic step-by-step instructions of how to sell on ebay:

  1. In order to sell on eBay, you must have an email address.  You probably already have an email address, but if you plan to grow your eBay business, you will benefit from having a separate email dedicated just to your eBay account.  If you do not have an email address, go onto Google to establish one.  Make sure you have a safe place to store all of your passwords associated with your eBay business.
  2. You will need to set up a PayPal account to conduct business on eBay.  Go onto the PayPal website and follow the directions.  You will be required to link your bank account, debit card, or credit card to register.  Keep your passwords and user IDs associated with this account in a safe place.
  3. After you have set up your email address and registered on PayPal, then it’s time to go to eBay.  If you have never bought anything on eBay, you will first register to get an account started.   Tip:  Buying on eBay can kick-start good feedback which will help generate sells.  I assume you have a phone, but just in case you don’t have one, you will be asked for a phone number to become an eBay member.  To become a seller on eBay, you will need to set up a seller account by following the directions on the eBay website.  You will be asked to provide your name as well as come up with a Seller ID.  This name will appear on the page where you have an item listed for sale so make sure it is an ID name you want to represent you well.  Once you have filled out the necessary information needed by eBay, you will be on your way to becoming your own boss.
  4. Ebay wants to make money so they are there to help you make money.  So much information is available on the eBay seller site, so if you are serious about becoming a great eBay seller, you can make it work for you.  The Seller’s Hub is one of the areas you will have access to where you can see how many listings you are allowed, selling amounts, limits and the like and this is all contingent on the level at which you start.  You will not need a store if you are just planning to sell occasionally or if you’re just trying it out.  You don’t have to have a store even if you plan to sell “big time.”  The store choices are explained in detail on the eBay site.  Promotional offers are found on the Seller’s Hub and should be taken advantage of where insertion fees are waived for a number of listings.  By the way, when you post an item for sale, it is called a listing.
  5. The cost of doing business depends on you.  There is no monthly charge for just basic selling without a store.  Ebay will take a percentage (called a final value fee) once an item sells.  PayPal also takes a small share of each sale.   As stated above, the fees for listing are free for a certain number of listings (depending on your seller level).  There are three different levels of stores on eBay presently from which to choose.   The stores do require a monthly charge (from $24.95-$349.95 or less if paid yearly).  You will know when the time is right to upgrade.
  6. The first 5 steps get your foot in the door of eBay.  Now the fun begins.  You have get supplies together so you can begin listing.  A few basic supplies to aid you with listing are as follows:  Camera or phone with camera, white and black poster boards to use for backgrounds in pictures, well-lit area in which to take pictures (preferably daylight or good supplemental lighting), shipping boxes, poly mailers or envelopes (size dependent on items), shipping tape, scissors, and notebook or computer spreadsheet.  If you sell clothes, you will need measuring tape for measurements.  If you sell breakables, you will need bubble wrap and/or other protective fillers.  Another must have if you plan to grow your business is a scale to weigh your packages so that you can charge the correct shipping fee.  If you are not planning to go full throttle, you will have to be content with paying full post office prices and have them weigh.
  7. So now you have your eBay account and your supplies to get you started.  How do you determine whether or not an item is worth selling and how much to sell it for?  Obviously, you want to have as little investment in an item as possible and sell for the highest amount the market will allow.  To get a good idea of how to price your item you will need to “research” the item on eBay but don’t make the mistake of looking at just the items listed for sale.  Anyone can place any price on any item so to get an accurate and realistic amount to price for the item you are researching, you will need to call up your item, then narrow your search to only those items that actually have sold.  You will soon see a range of prices for which you can realistically expect to sell your item.  To sell fast, price at the lower scale of solds.  If you are willing and able to wait a bit for your item to sell, you can price at the higher end of the spectrum.  Want to grow a profitable eBay business?  Be willing to do the research and open your mind to the many possibilities for profit.  Become knowledgeable about the things that you like to sell first, but don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to grow and expand as time goes on.
  8. Don’t forget customer service.  Once you become a seller, you are in essence a business owner.  Successful business owners offer excellent customer service and you should do the same.  When a customer is dissatisfied, be courteous and as helpful as you can be to resolve any issues.  There will always be the occasional disgruntled, angry, unhappy person out there who will cross your path.  Don’t take it personal!  If you are selling a good product (which I am assuming), shipping it with care, and giving honest information in your descriptions, you would think you should have no problems, but in time there is always the “unhappy” and sometimes dishonest customer.  I would suggest to you to communicate with your buyer to resolve any issues in a professional manner and do your best to rectify any problems.  If there is no pleasing, don’t argue, just stop communicating and ask eBay to step in to help resolve issues.  Be professional and to the point with eBay, offering the pertinent information, and not whining and complaining about an unreasonable buyer.  More than likely you will come out a winner.  And if not, just chalk it up and move on.
  9. Where can you find items to sell on eBay?  To begin with, you can sell what you have already, especially if you don’t have money to spend.  After gathering items from around the house, check the sold listings on eBay to see what they sold for and go from there.  Surprisingly, many things sell for good money that you may think are worthless.  There is a buyer for almost everything!  Anything from old pencils to high-end shoes can be found on eBay.  If you are not already a treasure hunter, you will turn into one, if you decide you want to make it big on eBay.  Yard sales, estate sales, auctions, Goodwill outlets, The Salvation Army, Savers, and other thrift or antique stores in your area are good places to buy items for resell.  Even department store products on clearance can be a good source.
  10. So now you may have more questions.  How do I list an item for sale from start to finish?  What is feedback and how important is it to succeed on eBay?  What sells on eBay?  Should I have a niche?  How do I sell clothes?  What are the advantages of having an eBay store?  How do I manage inventory efficiently?  Shipping tips?  These are a few of the subjects we will cover in detail in upcoming articles.

Tips to get more traffic to your listings:

  • Research titles and think about what your buyers would type to find your product.
  • Put the most important keywords at the very beginning of the title as this helps with rankings for those as eBay sees the first keywords as more important
  • Make sure you put a very detailed description in the title and not just a vague description. Include size, color, etc…
  • Add more products on a constant basis and try to scatter them out rather than do them all at one time. The more active you are the more eBay will take notice.
  • Start your prices at a fairly higher level than you really want to sell them for and after a week or so have a sale on your product or store at 30% off (or whatever percentage you feel comfortable) but I would make it 20% at a minimum to get attention
  • Even if you have an ebay store make sure to create some auctions. Auctions will get more traffic and this will lead more traffic to your store.
  • Write some content on your ebay blog as this contains a link to your ebay store. Ebay blog pages have high power and are indexed high in Google rankings. This will bring traffic from Google outside of Ebay to your store.
  • Try to reach powerseller level as quickly as possible as ebay will give your listings preference to normal accounts. Here is the ebay requirements to become a power seller:
    • Be registered with eBay for at least 90 days.
    • Have an account in good standing.
    • Maintain a positive Feedback of 98% or higher over the past 12 months.
    • Follow all eBay policies.
    • Have a minimum of 100 transactions and $3,000 in sales with US buyers over the past 12 months.
    • For all transactions with US buyers, have no more than 0.30% of transactions result in the eBay Money Back Guarantee and PayPal Purchase Protection cases closed without seller resolution.
  • Give free shipping and just add a decent shipping amount into the cost of the product. People hate getting surprised about shipping costs.
  • Take amazing pictures that show every detail. Don’t try and hide blemishes. The better the picture the more enticing it will be to click on.
  • 80% of buyers use “best match” option when searching because that is the default filter so try and make sure your listing would show up as if you were searching for the product yourself

I hope you have found valuable and useful information in this article. This post was written by the owner of the eBay store: Becki’s Place

What to Sell on eBay

So, you want to sell for profit on eBay and you’re not sure what will sell.  There are actually two questions to ponder, not just What sells on eBay? but more importantly,  “What should I sell on eBay?”  I am passionate about being a reseller on eBay and love what I do, so I believe it is important to know your motivation before starting out on, what to me, is a great adventure and not just a monetary venture.

Many things sell on eBay – from vintage pencils to the latest Apple product.  Collectors are more than willing to pay a pretty penny for what is rare and/or desirable and meaningful to them.  The latest fashion and technical trends will always be big sellers.  And if only I could predict the next super fad…. sigh.

Where do we start?  I sell a variety of items in my eBay store but there are those who specialize in a particular niche and do quite well.  That is a choice for you to make.  I personally think it is more fun, interesting, and profitable to sell a variety of things.  If you limit the types of items in your inventory, you will need to sell in quantities that make it a worthwhile enterprise.  Dropshipping may be a feasible method for you, but this article only addresses selling new or used goods that you will be shipping yourself.  There is not a simple “one size fits all” answer to the question of what to sell but we will explore the many factors to consider so you will know where to start.  While you might find Google articles with lists of items to sell on eBay or informative YouTube “haul” videos where eBayers show their latest purchases for resell, to be honest, there is more to it than just heading out the door with a shopping list.

Of course, consideration number one is your financial situation.  If you’re strapped for cash, you may not be in a position to just go out to buy a huge inventory for resell.  You may need to start slow and see what resources you already have, such as what you have around the house to sell or just ask friends and relatives if they have unwanted clothes or items that want to get rid of.  Even with limited resources and a slow start, if you are willing to think outside the box and mentally position yourself for success, you can succeed.  You can find loads of clothes, household goods, collectibles, electronics etc. at yard sales, thrift stores, estate sales, on Craigslist, Facebook selling groups, and even dumpsters (more to come on places to source in future articles).  America is a land of abundance and generosity so be optimistic about finding goods to sell.  Both new and used items are out there that require little or no investment.

On the other hand, maybe you have money to invest and you are ready to make your mark selling on eBay, you just want to know what to buy to make the most money.  Again, in my opinion, not one size fits all.  First of all, think about your own life – your interests, your hobbies, your daily activities.  Are you mechanically inclined?  Handy around the house?  Artsy?  Do you read?  What do you enjoy?  Do you attend sporting events or engage in sports?  Love music?  Are you a good cook?  You may be asking, what does this have to do with selling on eBay?  Well, if you are passionate about or just knowledgeable about a particular area of interest, this could serve you well and launch your eBay business.  I am assuming, if you are reading this, that you are pursuing eBay as a means to make income long-term, not just clean out your closet.  With that premise and being totally foreign to the world of reselling, my advice is to first search out valuable (good selling) products connected to your interests or area of expertise.

I will give you a list of categories with best selling items within each list at the end of this article, but I would like to stress that loving the thrill of the hunt and its rewards should not be overlooked.  The enjoyment factor can be the catalyst of your success – the impetus that keeps you motivated to do the work (the kind of work that doesn’t feel like a job).  If you take pleasure in learning, researching, and treasure seeking you can grow a profitable business and thrive in the eBay world.  Finding your “niche” and making the kind of money you desire can be scintillating and personally satisfying.  So how do you practically go about discovering “your” niche or method of operandi.

Getting started is simple.  Let’s say you love tennis but no longer play.   You have an old tennis racket in your closet and you decide to give it a shot on eBay.  You know that this particular tennis racket was the very best back in its day,  but you don’t have a clue what it’s worth today.  This is where research comes in.  And to digress a bit, if what you research is something you have experience with or have an affinity to, you will like doing the research.

We are now going to research your old tennis racket to determine what to price it on your listing.  Go onto eBay’s website and type in the exact brand along with any other relevant information.  A list of items will pop up showing prices for which other sellers expect or desire to fetch – and while this might give a glimpse of this market, it does not provide an overall view of true market value and does not give the entire picture.

Narrow your search to “Sold Listings.”  This is where you can ascertain a more accurate picture of what your item sells for.  The list will show this tennis racket and/or others similar to it that either sold as a bid (Auction) or outright (Buy It Now) – (listing your items on eBay will be discussed in an upcoming article).   I tend to price my items at the upper average of what is shown.  You can always reduce the price if it doesn’t sell in a timely manner.  You can learn so much by researching sold listings.  You will see if your tennis racket is worth selling and be able to set a realistic selling price.  You can also use this same technique to see if you have other similar items worth selling.  You can take this opportunity to learn about other brands and search other sources for more detail on other money-making brands.  Then when you’re out there sourcing for items to sell, your memory bank will be triggered and you won’t leave behind an item that will make you money.

Unless you have a fantastic memory, you may want to make a list so that you can keep your eyes open for good finds. If you want an idea of what sells best in a general category, that search is conducted in much the same fashion.  I will spend a few hours a week now just researching a category or a brand that I am curious about.  When I’m out sourcing (shopping for items to resell) and I see an item that I think is unusual or for reason it causes me to take a second look, I will take out my phone, get on the eBay app, and do a quick search for that item (either by brand or by general description). Then I can decide whether to purchase this item.  Sometimes I just take pictures of items (especially the brand, model number, etc.) that I will research later at home and add that to my BOLO (Be on the Lookout) list for future reference. If you are so inclined, you may do a Google search and go onto other selling platforms to find comparables or you can learn from websites that provide history or other interesting and important details and facts about your search.  Knowledge is valuable and is at your fingertips.

As you can tell, I truly believe a successful eBay seller is a seller whose interests can be integrated into their business.  From experience, I can say, I get super excited about shipping items out to buyers when it is an item that I have a fondness for and there is nothing more boring to me than shipping out items that I know nothing about and have no interest in.  I know, I know — it can also be exhilarating when an item sells for a heap of money even one you would never buy for yourself.  However, it is important to note that shopping for, listing, and shipping things that are thrilling and interesting to you has its own rewards.  On the other hand, to grow as an eBay seller, you must be willing to stretch outside your area of expertise, be willing to research, listen to the experiences of other eBay sellers (search out YouTube videos for info on what sells well for others).  Look for fellow resellers that show what sells for them and not just what they buy.  Also don’t fall for the ones that offer a “get rich quick” scheme.  There are communities of eBay sellers on YouTube and Facebook to join which share valuable information.  I am continuously learning and enjoy the comradery of these groups.  The Thrifting Board is one of the best Facebook groups.  Scavenger Life YouTube channel , especially their earliest videos, taught me so much.  Another favorite YouTube weekly video is Thrifty Business with Jay and Nay and Thrifting Over Fifty.  Check out the eBay stores of the people you choose to follow on Facebook or YouTube so you can see for yourself what they have sold and make sure they are legit.

Buy low, sell high is a common mantra of resellers, but the margin of profit that is beneficial for you is what matters.  If I pay a quarter for a hat and flip it on eBay for $12.00, I’m a happy camper.  The profit margins that you are happy with is a determination you will make for yourself.

As you can see, selling on eBay requires work but it doesn’t have to be a job – here’s to making it your passion!

Check out eBay Research Tool that will make it easy to research the best selling items on ebay.

Next we move on to step-by-step instructions of:

How to List an Item to Sell on eBay

You have your eBay account, you have decided what type of items you want to sell, and you’ve gone out and purchased a few things or gathered those items in your home deemed worthy of sale. First of all, before listing, you must prep your items (remove price markings unless it is a new item with tags), clean the item so that it presents well in pictures, remove lint and/or any other detraction from presentation. I am going to show you how to list your item on eBay (my way) with a few tips along the way.
Tip: Keep a log book or spread sheet, if you prefer, of all listed items. If you plan to grow your eBay business, it is wise to set up a system for retrieval early-on. I use an alphabetized ledger book with each page having four columns. The first column is for a short description of the item, second column price I paid for the item, third column is the price I have it listed for (sold for price), fourth is for the location of the item (Example: Bin 30). I do not group like items in the same bin as a general rule so that I don’t spend too much time looking for it. For clothes, I keep a separate log book and use bins that are assigned a letter with each piece of clothing numbered in plastic bags and labeled (Example: Bin A-3). This is my preference and works best for me. You can decide what works for you.
There are several ways to create listings which you might find more suitable but I will show you first how I list my items – simple yet effective.

Here we go:
Download the eBay App onto your iPhone. I have found it much easier to begin my listing by using my IPhone to create a draft. Using your IPhone, log into your eBay App and click “My eBay” and “Selling.” You can complete an entire listing on the your phone but I have found certain details get bypassed or overlooked if I don’t check it in my computer. On your phone, you can list an item filling in each section. I got a little confused while listing on the App because it actually doesn’t say “Next” or “Continue” which I think would be a great help. Nevertheless, it didn’t take long to see that you just fill in the appropriate information using drop-downs to insure completeness – then you must back out of it to go to another section. It doesn’t take long to get the hang of it. I am only going to take you through the process that I use simply because I find it to be the most effective way for me. My way of listing may be completely different from what you find easy.
For now, I will show you how I list my items. Ok, back into the IPhone eBay App where I only use bare essentials to start the listing and save as a draft. At the top of your page, click on “List an Item.” Next you will type in a descriptive title. Let’s say we are listing a collectible Flintstone mammoth mug. It is here that we will title the item with as many keywords as allowed that will draw a buyer to your listing. I will type as my title “Flintstone Mammoth Mug McDonald’s 1993 Glass Collectible Cup.” Click “Done” and at the bottom of the page “Go”. At this point eBay has selected a category for you based on the keywords from your title. When buyers are searching for this mug or similar collectibles, they may use the word cup rather than mug in their search, thus, the use of both mug and cup will capture the prospective buyer.
Back to the listing, if you are satisfied with the category eBay has chosen for you, just continue by tapping your title which takes you to the next step on the App. If you are not quite certain the pre-selected category is what you want, you can tap the selected category so that you can choose another or browse for one. Now more options will appear from which I choose “Photos” and begin taking photos. It is best to take all 12 photos showing the item from all angles with a close up of the logos and also any flaws (if there are any).

*** PRO Tip: Always make sure you disclose any imperfections by taking pictures of it and also describing it under the “Condition” and in the “Description” portion of your listing (still to come).
As you are taking pictures or after your photos are completed, you may view each one and edit right on your phone so as to best present the item. It can be rotated, brightened or darkened, and cropped (which is a great way to enlarge your item). Now just “Save” your photos and hit “Done” to move back to the Sell an Item option screen. You can complete your entire listing if you like on the iPhone, as I stated earlier, but I prefer finishing my listing on my laptop. This way I can line up many items to be photographed and get that part out of the way then go into my laptop at a later time to finish up and polish up my listing. Hit “Save” once again which will save your item in draft form. As mentioned above, there are varying methods of creating an eBay listing. You will find a method that works best for you with time and experience.
My way is to begin my listing on the iPhone creating drafts to be completed on my laptop. Going onto my laptop now to polish up the draft I will now go into my “My eBay” then “Selling” which lets you see all the items you are currently selling. On the left, open up the “Sell” then drop down to “Saved drafts.” Now more fun as we complete our listing. Click on the draft you want to complete which in this case is our Flintstone mug. The first thing I do is check my title to see if it can be improved or lengthened.

*** PRO Tip: Use every character available to create your title.
I have decided to add Hanna Barbera to the title just in case a collector is searching for these keywords. I then highlight the title by going to the end of the line and holding down my shift key and hitting “Home” – Ctrl “C” to copy then I go to the “Item Description” block to paste in title as my description (Ctrl V). There are other ways to copy and paste but this way works best for me on my laptop. I will then embellish the description if warranted to include anything relevant that there was not room for in the title. I will also type in the condition or explain any flaw or imperfections in his description block.
Going back up to the top of the screen, I will look over my title to make sure the most important keywords are at the beginning and that I am totally happy with it before moving on. Next comes the “Category” (which was decided on while crafting the draft). I also make sure it is the best choice before going to the next section. Under “Condition” you will choose New or Used. In the case of my Flintstone mug, it is Used. Beneath is the block in which any imperfections (chips, cracks, crazing) will be noted. If none, I will type in Good Condition. I try not to overrate its condition, just in case, someone is a real stickler for perfection. There is nothing wrong with saying Excellent Condition or using other terms that you believe to be best in describing its condition.

Next come the Photos. Since the photos were taken when the draft was made, I will bypass the Photo section. Just under the Photos is a sentence that reads: Display a large photo in search results with Gallery Plus. If the box is checked, I uncheck it so that additional fees will not be charged.
Under Item Specifics, try to fill in as many specifics as possible (these include brand, date of creation, or other specifics that relate to the category). Next comes Item Description which has already been pasted from my title but since the title has limited characters, this is where a more detailed description can be added.
Tip: It is a good idea to keep the description short because more and more buyers are using their mobile devices to purchase on line and long descriptions get cut off.
Next, under Seller Details are sub-headings, the first being “Format” where you choose either Auction or sell by fixed price (Buy It Now). You also have the option of allowing buyers to give offers. When I choose to allow Best Offers, I up my selling price a bit so that I will get the amount that I will be happy with. Keep in mind, when allowing best offers, there will be more interaction between you and the buyer, most times a pleasant experience, but at times annoying and/or downright agitating.
*** PRO Tip: Do not take comments from grumpy buyers personal. There are people in the world who cannot be pleased no matter what and thrive on drama or confrontation. With that said, remember that excellent customer service is paramount even when selling online. I cannot stress enough the importance of being courteous and professional with every buyer no matter how annoying or insulting they may be. The percentage of great experiences far outweigh experiences with a handful of bad apples. Ok, now back to the listing… I have chosen Buy It Now for my Flintstone mug without Best Offer. If I had decided to allow buyers to use Best Offer, I would also use the feature that sets an automatic acceptance and decline of certain amounts. That does cut down on dickering with counteroffers although I am not averse to dickering.
“Duration” is the next sub-heading where the length of time you want the listing posted is chosen. For this listing, I am selecting Good Til Cancelled because I don’t expect this item to sell quickly (although I there is always the possibility and I do hope it does). Resellers regard this type of item as long-tail since it is not a fast moving product and is prone to sit until the right buyer comes along. If Good Til Cancelled is chosen, your listing will automatically re-list every 30 days until it either sells or you remove the listing. The advantage of choosing a 30-day listing is that you can evaluate your listing for improvement or price change then relist or simply remove the listing. I like to list it and forget it with the faith that my item will eventually sell.

“Price” should be determined based on your research of similarly sold items. I tend to price my items at the upper end of what sells depending on what it is. Experience also comes into play. Don’t worry, you’ll get there. “Quantity” depends on whether or not you have more than one of the same item. I only have one mug of this type, therefore, the quantity is 1.
Next comes “Shipping Details.” The sub-heading Payment Policy should be PayPal as default. Shipping Policy is up to you, but I use calculated USPS priority to be shipped within one business day. My Return Policy is 30 days. I will accept returns up to 30 days after purchase.

*** PRO Tip: – eBay requires a 30-day return policy to retain Top Rated status.
“Package Weight and Dimension” is just as it sounds. This is where the package type (Large package, Envelope, etc) as well as weight of your package is posted. I usually don’t put in the Dimensions because I’m not always sure which size box or envelope I will use. For the weight, take into consideration the weight of your packing materials including the box as well as the weight of the item itself. Use a good scale that shows both pounds and ounces. I started out with a heavy duty scale that would allow for up to 300 lbs, but found that the Accuteck scale which holds up to 50 lbs and digitally shows both lbs and ounces. It works very well for me.
Tip: Invest in a good scale that shows weight in pounds and ounces.
“Item Location” will show the default location that you gave when you set up your account.
Ok that’s it! You are now ready to press the “List It” button. Congratulations you have created your eBay listing and well on your way to being an eBay super seller!

Ok, here is a list I promised you with eBay’s current top selling items.  This gives a general idea of the types of things to look for to sell.  I will go just a little further in each category and give you specific brands, where applicable, that in my opinion are worth seeking out.

Sell a suit  

New and Used $100-$800

High-End Brands To Look For:  Loro Piana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Canali, Armani, Brooks Brothers, Burberry.

Other Good Brands ($25-200) Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Banks.

Sell a handbag

New and Used:  $200-1000.00+  (Beware of fakes – If you come across very high-end brands such as Gucci, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Michael Kors – Do not attempt to sell if you are not certain of their authenticity).

Other Brands to Look For Selling From $20-$200:  Kate Spade, Fossil, Betsey Johnson, Brighton, Tumi.

Sell a wedding dress

New and Used:  $200 and Up.

Brands to Look For:  Mori Lee, Pronovias, Justin Alexander, Wtoo, Enzoani, Stella York.

Sell sneakers

New and Used: $200.00 – 900.00

Brands to Look For:  Nike, Cole Haan, Brooks, New Balance, Adidas (Style determines price).

Sell a backpack

New: $56 – $66 Used: $40 – $58

Brands to Look For:  Oakley, Tumi, Jansport, Burberry, The North Face

Sell a dress

New and Used $200 and Up:

Brands to Look For:  Tadashi Shoji, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, Kate Spade, Burberry, M Missoni.

New and Used Selling for Less than $200:  Boden, Free People, Kate Spade, Oscar de la Renta.

Sell designer shoes

New and Used $200.00 and Up

Brands to Look For:  Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton (Beware of fakes); Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, Bottega Veneta, Miu, Miu, Stuart Weitzman, Adidas (Yeezy Boost, Ultra Boost, Porsche).

Sell fragrances

New and Discontinued Selling Over $200.00 Tom Ford, Creed, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Chanel, Christian Dior.

New and Discontinued:  Selling Between $20.-50.00 Victoria Secret, Estee Lauder. Also look for vintage perfume bottles empty or partially full.

View hot items in collectibles

Sell RC cars

New: $177-$299* Used: $76-$142*

Sell dolls

New and Used from $50.00 – $200.00+

Brands to Look For:  American Girl (including minis), Barbie, Madame Alexander, Franklin Mint.  Antique and Vintage Porcelain dolls must be authentic for highest prices.  (Some specific dolls are more desirable than others within each brand and this changes over time which may require more research).


Sell Lego sets

New and Used sell from $20.00 to $300.00

Brands Include Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman, City Sets.

Sell action figures

New and Used $20-$100

Current Sellers:  Star Wars, Transformers, Power Rangers, GI Joe, Batman, All Super Heroes; Toy Brands:  Bandai, Hasbro, Hot Toy, Kenner, Mattel, McFarlane Toys, NECA.

Sell Playmobil sets

New and Used $15-125.00:  Castles, Police, Train, Victorian, Western, Zoo, Christmas (Loose accessories also sell well).

Sell stamp collections

Used: $10-$100+  (Dependent on rarity, age, type, etc).

Sell trading cards

New and Used (Price depends on rarity, age, condition, of course) – Best Sellers at Present Include Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon (Large Lots $200+), Sports.

Sell toy airplanes

New and Used $20-100+

RC planes including kits and accessories, Model kits, Vintage toy planes, Metal and Cast Iron also sell well.  Top Flite is one of the best-selling brands.

Sell coins and bullion

New: $17-$36     Used: $301-$468  (Selling price dependent upon current market, rarity, etc)  I have no expertise in this market – Prices are taken from eBay’s website.

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