ONLINE AUCTION CORNER: Pay Off Debt with Your Clutter
know all the stuff thatís filling up your garage, attic, or shed?
Itís the same stuff that you want to sell at a garage sale if you
only had the time. Well, those unwanted items may be able to help
you start reducing your debt today!
By selling it all at online auctions
like eBay.com. Although I have been recommending doing this for
years, Iíve only recently started selling my unwanted household
clutter online. Itís really not clutter itís stuff I donít
want anymore that other people might need.
Since Iím just getting started
selling at online auctions Iím also going to start letting
everyone know about how Iím doing it and how well itís going.
So far, itís going VERY well!
Everything Iíve put online has sold! Iíve sold an autographed
Norman Mailer book that my father picked up at the library discard
rack and a digital voice recorder. Total sales, $56.00 for two hours
of work--thatís $23 per hour for creating more space in my garage!
Pretty good deal!
To make transactions simple, you can
receive payment from your auctions through PayPal. They allow your
buyers to use their credit cards to pay. Setting up an account with
PayPal is FREE, however, there are modest transaction charges.
I've already auctioned off a Sony Handycam Video 8mm CCD-F33, videocamera.
How can you get started making extra
Look through your house for items you
believe may be worth selling. Items that you can probably sell for
$10 or more.
Next, research the value of your
item. Go to eBay.com and do a search for your item. Check the
current items for sale and the completed items. Look at the prices
that your item has sold for in the past so you can get an idea of
its true sale value. Also, read what other people wrote about that
item so you have a starting point for writing your advertising copy
(fancy way of saying ďsales pitchĒ).
Keep a list of your items and read
the next ONLINE AUCTION CORNER for more tips.