I am broke! Need to sell things, how, where is best?

(18 Posts)
cheapandchic Mon 21-Jan-13 20:53:09

I am desperate for cash. I have a small fear of ebay, as it just seems like such a hassle and not so much profit...

Has anyone successfully sold children's/baby things (mainly clothes, toys, and books and one cheap buggy) somewhere else besides ebay?

I have some perfect condition baby clothes, some designer, how do I sell?
Car boot? Even if I only get a little, its better than nothing.

all advice much appreciated

cassell Mon 21-Jan-13 20:56:45

Maybe look for an NCT nearly new sale near you? Likely to get better prices and more targeted buyers than a car boot

damnitdamnit Mon 21-Jan-13 21:00:30

Gumtree and Facebook selling groups.

Mum2Fergus Mon 21-Jan-13 21:09:56

Gumtree,Facebook, small ads in local paper,card in local shop...

AngryFeet Mon 21-Jan-13 21:12:57

Ebay = massive hassle unless it is worth good money.

NCT is probably best. Car boot is ok but you will come back with loads. I gave up and just sent the lot to charity shops in the end.

BertieBotts Mon 21-Jan-13 21:21:08

Facebook local selling group seems to be the way to go.

cheapandchic Mon 21-Jan-13 22:20:30

NCT only has three sales per year and every single time I try, they are booked, no spaces for more sellers!

What is a facebook selling group? how do I find that?

usualsuspect Mon 21-Jan-13 22:21:55

Join a local FB selling group,search for one in your area.

To be honest, give ebay a try. You will get more for your stuff on ebay than on carboots for sure. Look at how others present their clothes/books/stuff and aim to do similar

Also Netmums for sale in your local area....

Do you know if there is a jack & Jill market in your town, My friend made over £200.
The things you are selling have to be immaculate though.

SueDunome Mon 21-Jan-13 22:25:02

Do you have any unwanted gold - broken chains, etc? Sell it online. The price of gold is high at the moment. I used Hatton Garden Metals, as recommended on MoneysavingExpert website.

usualsuspect Mon 21-Jan-13 22:28:50

If you use s local FB selling page,you will have no fees or postage costs.Baby items sell really well

cheapandchic Tue 22-Jan-13 13:15:27

how do you do a facebook selling group??

cant find one? dont understand?

BoffinMum Fri 25-Jan-13 12:29:28

Baby things are not worth that much at the moment, but I think selling to a friend or someone at work is probably the way to get most value, because they can actually see and test it, and there's a bit of trust involved.

Books can be sold on Webuybooks if you are prepared to spend a lot of time testing barcodes on their system. They are picky but I made £80 this month.

CDs and DVDs sell on MusicMagpie. Individually they don't make much but then the odd one will be worth more than you ever think it would be.

jgjgjg Fri 25-Jan-13 19:20:55

Check out the neighbouring branches of the NCT if the ones in your immediate area sell out quickly. Anyone apply to sell at any NCY sale, you aren't restricted to just the nearest one to you.

jgjgjg Fri 25-Jan-13 19:23:36

Sorry, should have read " anyone can apply to sell at any NCT sale"

inchoccyheaven Fri 01-Feb-13 23:28:41

Try typing in For Sale in ... your area on facebook and hopefully some sites will come up. Once you've found one you will probably find others, we have loads in our area.

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