They say one man’s trash is another’s treasure – so it’s no surprise that three-quarters of Britons are selling stuff from around the house to raise some extra cash.
And according to eBay, you can loose pocket as much as £1,106 If you choose the right item to sell.
From musical instruments worth around £150 to old laptops worth around £300 – there are tons of things you can sell to get some extra pocket money.
There are plenty of places to list your content online, including Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, and more.
On eBay, You Can List Up 1,000 items a month for freeHowever you can get paid to promote your listing further up.
You’ll need to pay a “final value fee” when you sell something – so be sure to keep that in mind.
This is calculated as 12.8% of the total amount of sales, which includes postage costs, plus a fixed fee of 30p per order.
And if the total sale amount for a single item exceeds £2,500, you will pay 3% for the portion of the sale price above £2,500.
We picked the brainchild of Emma Grant, Head of Pre-Loved at eBay UK, to find out how to make the most of your old junk.
choose your product
“We’ve seen laptops and older smartphones selling really well at the moment, so they can earn you up to £290 if you have them lying unused at home,” Emma said.
The make and model of your technology will determine how much you can make from it, as well as the type of condition it is in.
He also said that the company’s partnership love island There has been a boom in the sales of pre-loved clothes.
“As islanders are wearing their favorite eBay looks, the public at home is following suit and adding clothes they already love to their shopping carts,” she said.
Make your listing stand out
Once you’ve listed your items, you need to make sure they sell. And there are some simple steps you can take to increase your chances,
keywords are key
“Take the time to get your keywords right and the bidders will come,” Emma said.
When buyers search on eBay, it automatically filters listing titles, so it’s important to make sure you describe your listing accurately and use the terminology people are looking for, especially brands and brands. Product Name.
Choose the right category for your product
“It may sound obvious but it is very important to always choose the most specific category To sell,” said Emma.
For example, if you’re selling vintage children’s clothing, make sure it’s listed in the kids’ fashion category, rather than just fashion in general.
photos are important
Emma said: “Most users will not bid on items they cannot see.”
She recommends taking photos in natural light against a neutral background and being honest about any scratches or aesthetic damage to the item.
be as detailed as possible
Include as much information as possible about the condition of the item, noting any wear and tear.
“By including details that cannot be seen in the image, for example if you are selling clothes By looking at the feel or fit of the product, you will help buyers decide if this is the item for them,” said Emma.
Describing your item accurately will also help you avoid any negative feedback from disappointed buyers.
Be realistic with pricing
There are pricing recommendations on eBay, and it’s worth following them.
“Try searching for similar items on eBay to make sure you’re going for the right price and always ask yourself ‘Will I pay this price for this item? Emma suggested.
Timing of your listing
Try listing a coat or jacket for winter, workout gear for the start of the new year, or a cut-out outfit for the summer holidays.
Emma said, “By listing products that are on trend and back in fashion, you can easily make some extra money just by clearing up last season’s looks.”
shop your home
“We know people around the UK are concerned about this” rising cost of livingAnd while selling unwanted items may not be the solution to the problem at large, it can be an effective way to make some extra cash to go toward bills or contribute to your savings for the holiday this summer,” said Emma. Told.
“On eBay, you can sell everything And with just about anything around the house, from kitchenware to living room decor, you’d never think you’d find some of these items on eBay, but you’d be surprised.
“Whether it’s a musical instrument that can earn you £137, or an old laptop that can earn you £290.”
give it a go
Even if you’ve never used eBay before, it’s an easy way to both declutter and make some extra cash, Emma said.
“You can get the kids involved too—maybe an incentive to clean that playroom!
“It’s also a great way to do our bit for the planet.”
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