Selling as a Hobby - some thoughts from a new seller.

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Hi everyone!


I have only been selling for about a year and have found some of the members' reviews and guides very helpful so thought I'd write one. I do it as an interest which also makes me a bit of pocket money and up to now have sold mainly things I had around the house which needed clearing out and odd bits and pieces picked up in bric-a-brac shps and stalls.

 Here are a few thoughts I have put together from what I have learned in the last year.

Some things which I have found sell well.


  • Old handbags and purses. I have sold 30's, 40's, etc up to 80's bags which I have picked up over the years. They are also easy to pack and post. Be prepared to handle more queries than for newer items.
  • Larger sized ladies clothes.
  • Early mobile phones - I sold and old 80's 'Brick' Motorola without a charger or a box for £30. The buyer was delighted with it.
  • Ladies' smart trousers. The kind of trousers a lot of us need for work and resent paying a fortune for. Brands such as Per Una, Next, Zara, Episode and upwards from there sell well. Also light and fold-flat-able for easy affordable posting.

How to get good feedback.

  • Be really, really honest. If there is a mark or defect HOWEVER SLIGHT, mention it.
  • Post quickly in good packaging. Get padded envelopes, bubble-wrap etc from £1 shops and keep your posting costs down and your parcels presentable.

I hope this helps someone who is just starting as I was this time last year. If I think of anything else I will add more at a later date.

Happy Selling!

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