If you’ve not spring cleaned this year, then this is your kick up the butt to do so. And while you’re at it – you can gather yourself a nice little lump of money for your savings pot.
Now, your either a car-booter or your not. I’m not so I’m an ebayer. I’ll pay the listing and final sale fees just to avoid having to ram the van full of rubbish. Also, I’m a bit precious over things. If someone is haggling for 5p off, I’ll refuse to sell it as I think they being cheeky! So, it’s best all round if I sell things online!
Clear Out and Clean Up £££
Things that sell really well are baby clothes, designer clothes and electricals. If you find any old mobile phones, sell them. You might think they’re outdated and not worth anything, but someone might need it for parts, or it maybe their favourite model phone of all time. Don’t be held back by what you think won’t sell. You never know what people may buy.
Things that don’t sell well are bulky items that need collecting (prams, excercise equipment, barbeques) and DVD’s and books. This is because the market is flooded and titles can be bought new from places like Play.com and The Book People.
Always price things realistically as you want rid of it. If you’re not sure, look on ebay and see what the going rate is.
Another ebay tip is to list your items in the evening so the auction ends in the evening. There will be more people actually online and bidding for your precious items.
For the car booters amongst you, please don’t be like me and refuse sales!! |Take what you can and reduce prices at the end. Make a “50% off” sign before you go and hoik it up when the crowds look like they have peaked. You don’t want to be packing up a load of stuff you don’t want and taking back home.
After your car boot or ebaying spree, take out your expenses and put your profits in your savings pot.
If you do this every six months (or every three if you have loads of stuff!), you can pay a nice little chunk off that mortgage!