Wednesday, May 25, 2011

When it Comes to Selling on EBay, Timing is Everything

My mother says I would sell her on ebay if I could.  That's just simply not true.

But I did sell my used nursing bras once.  And someone bought them.  For like, $23.  All together now...EEEWWWWW!

When it comes to selling your junk on eBay, timing is certainly everything.  Don't sell your swimsuits in November.  Don't sell your Christmas dresses in March.  And please, whatever you do, don't have your current listings end during American Idol's season finale like me...that would just be plain idiotic!  Sigh.  I digress.

Selling on eBay is often seasonal.  There are right and wrong times to sell things.  Here are a few guidelines:

January:  Toys!  Yep, people are still buying them.  And you are still getting close to top dollar because      people are still giving last minute or belated holiday gifts.
February:  Start selling your summer clothes!  Don’t forget Easter dresses.
March:  Sell small things that fit into Easter baskets, Spring and Summer Clothes.
April:  Pool and Beach items.
May:  Things that might make nice Mother's Day gifts, like your old Vera Bradley Bags.
June:  Things that might make nice Father's Day gifts, like...well, I never know what to get my father on father's day.
July:  Back-to-School Backpacks, lunchboxes, and your name brand children's clothes and shoes.  Personalized items are good too.
August:  Same as July
September:  Start to organize your toys for selling during the Christmas season.
October:  Begin to sell your Christmas and Holiday outfits, toys too!
November:  TOYS, toys, and more toys.  Holiday outfits, too.
December:  You'll get top dollar for your kid stuff, but don't cut it too close--allow enough time for shipping!

Please note:  It's always a good time to sell things your kids no longer want/need (and things YOU no longer want) to clean out the house and get rid of clutter.  There are always birthdays happening and moms out there shopping for gifts!  Often selling your things on eBay will bring you MUCH more money  than you can get by selling them at a yard sale.

I'll leave you today with one special What to Sell Wednesday item.  It's the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and it's as good as gold.  Do you have one of these?

If so, check out this completed listing! It just sold yesterday.   Now go sell something!

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  1. Thank you thank you thank you!! I have a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse that we pretty much hate (it has no volume control and is WAY too loud). I just sold it for $65 on Ebay. I would have just Freecycled it. Thank you for the heads up. :)

  2. Thanks for this information! I usually sell on Etsy but have started listing on Ebay with the free auctions.

    This will help me, I saw your post on Vintage Village!
    Smiles, Cyndi/frstyfrolk

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