I'm learning something new: how to not only buy but also sell on eBay. Some of you, I know, are old pros at this. I have been meaning to learn because I seem to accumulate stuff and I needed a way to de-cumulate (is that a word?). I have a hard time passing up a bargain!
Then there are all these office clothes I have that I will no longer need in retirement. Some are going to Goodwill, but others I think I need to sell to recoup a little of my costs in buying them. So, here I go to eBay.
I found that it's not too difficult to list items, but it does take time. For example, almost everything needs to be measured. I did not include measurements on the first clothing I listed and of course people sent messages, wanting to know them because sizes vary so wildly that they are almost meaningless. Even the vintage dishes I have listed really needed measurements so people could get a good idea of their size. The title needs to be right too--it needs to capture what the item is and have enough descriptive words to attract attention. Here are a few of the things I've listed or will list soon:
This project is one reason I haven't been blogging every day as usual. As I figure out the ropes, list items, pack and ship sold items I find my evenings speed by--along with trying to keep up with the NaPoWriMo challenge on my poetry blog, Mountain Poet. But once I get the listing process down to a routine, it should go much more quickly.
If you want to see everything I'm listing, click here for a quick look. Nothing earth-shaking, but it's been interesting to learn how to do it, finally.