Getting started on eBay, Your New Year's Resolution

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For many of us, the first time we sell anything online is through eBay. What a great world, it's like the first time you brought something online yet in revearse! How cool is that? You clean your closet and find 12 things to list on eBay, and ten days later you’ve got £1,000 in your PayPal account!

One of my resolutions for 2008 is to sell first, buy later. I always feel like I’ve got a lot of auction savvy when I can pay for any eBay purchase with money already in my PayPal account as a result of my eBay sales. I will be moving into a house that i've been renting in the coming months. Before I do that I’m going to sell, sell, sell! Whether you are moving or just keeping up with your resolution to get organized, this is your year to make a small fortune on eBay.

You can do it!

If you don’t have a digital camera, do what I did and start with the loft! You will be amased at how much cash is in the attic!. Before you know it, you’ll have enough dough to purchase a utilitarian camera for less than £50. This I believe is one of single most important things when listing private second hand items. GOOD PICTUREs, nothing annoys me more than a small blurry picture of an exspensive item.

Now, as far as your selling goes… start with an honest assessment of what’s in those drawers, cabinets, and storage boxes. Most of us have enough “extras” (all those things we didn’t re-gift at the holidays) to get started on eBay. Make sure to include every item from any past relationship – it’s just good feng shui! Open your world to new and better experiences in 2008.

My resolution is to list everything I want to sell once, use the “relist feature” for items that don’t sell the first time around, and then make an inventory of what’s left over. Those items go directly to a local charity. It's just as wonderful to give as to receive.

All the best to you, my fellow eBayers!

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