PLACES TO SELL YOUR THRIFTING FINDS
One of the great advantages of eBay is that your items can be view and purchased from not only buyers in the USA but in countries all around the world. And you have an opportunity with ebay to list an item at auction or at a fixed price. The advantage of auctions is that when you find an item that will generate lots of interest and is desirable by more than one person, the bidding wars can begin and the price can rise. If the item is a good solid item, but may take a while to find the one person who sees the value and desires it, fixed price can often create a sale weeks or months after listing at perhaps a higher price if you are willing to wait.
Jason and Bryan HIGHLY recommend eBay as a worldwide marketplace for most items found while thrifting
This site is wonderful for local sales, especially for larger items such as furniture and major appliances. Unlike other selling venues where the emphasis is on packaging and shipping the item, Craigslist is designed to meet-up with the buyer to exchange product for money on the spot. However, meeting people in person, can be a little frightening at times and you may want to consider using a service such as CheckInOn.Me to assist with safely making a connection.
While most transactions work out fine using Craigslist, even someone who has made an appointment and agreed to buy may not show up, or try to renegotiate in person. Lots of plusses though with the ability to list items for free and often have immediate responses and sales, without the worries of fees or feedback.
Did you know you can place more than the basic four pictures in a Craigslist listing? Here's How!
While Amazon may not be the first venue you think of for selling a variety of used items, but indeed it can be a splendid place to resell many items acquired through thrifting. Books, DVDs, CDs, Toys and Games and many other items work well on Amazon. One newly popular way of selling on Amazon is through FBA, Fulfillment By Amazon. This is a system which allows you to send items directly to Amazon and then they ship them when sold. This takes a the process of shipping to customers out of your hands completely. This is rapidly becoming a great way to sell certain items and has the added benefit of reaching buyers who take advantage of Amazon Prime. Prime customers enjoy Free 2-Day shipping on any item available on Amazon Prime as well as a few other perks for their yearly subscription fee.
The easiest way to try out Amazon is to start selling some books then progress to other items and FBA
NEW EBOOK: Amazon FBA Recipe for Success
Comprehensive 105 page eBook explaining how to sell products on Amazon using their fulfillment (FBA) program. Written by Suzanne Wells and Kim Tarrant, two experienced Amazon FBA sellers who earn their living selling online.
Understanding the Amazon Customer – When you know why they pay more, you can charge more for your products.
Sourcing - Not just where to go, but how to maximize your time and use technology to source products.
Scouting Tools – You can do this without a smart phone!
Pricing Strategies – How to deal with competitors (Amazon isn’t eBay and you don’t have to be the lowest priced seller to get sales).
Amazon Minefields – Tips for staying out of trouble.
FBA Scout – Tips and tricks for using the FBA Scout App.
Damage Control – Who to contact or what to do when there is a problem with your FBA shipment, damaged products, or returns.
FAQs – Answers to questions we have seen repeated on seller boards and groups.
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