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I am skint as skint can be & am looking to sell stuff on eBay...

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lizardqueenie Sat 09-Mar-13 15:07:08

What could I sell an unopened gift box containing Marc Jacobs perfume, small size perfume & a shower gel for? Unwanted gift from Dh a little while ago but I don't know what to list it for? Have looked on eBay but there are no others the same. Any ideas? Stab in the dark guesses?

BoltingBrenda Sat 09-Mar-13 16:13:26

£10 smile

lizardqueenie Sat 09-Mar-13 20:01:22

Thanks Brenda- do you think I'll get more than that for it & £10 would be a good starting price? smile

LilQueenie Sat 09-Mar-13 20:09:07

could try gumtree and facebook selling sites too (if you can put up with some of the crap on them)

BoltingBrenda Sat 09-Mar-13 20:49:47

Ebay is so fickle lizard. I've seen tat go for £££'s and the good stuff go for buttons. Is there a local FB Things for sale page in your area? Saves selling fees and postage etc. If you're keen on Ebay then just start at 99p and hope for the best smile

aufaniae Sat 09-Mar-13 20:54:46

I always start at 99p, as you're likely to get more bidders then. When you really make money is when they get into a bidding war IMO. They start off thinking "bargain!" when it's only 99p, then they get hooked!

It's a risk of course, but I reckon it pays off on the whole.

lizardqueenie Sat 09-Mar-13 20:57:13

Thank you all smile

Yes have sold some bits & bobs on local selling sites & there is a mums group I am also a member off where I've just managed to sell the baby bath seat we never used- handy I kept the box for it.

Hunting around to see what else I can find to sell. My bank balance is very sad looking & it seems as though I am going to charged for going over my OD by £2 so things are pretty crap.

Iwantmybed Tue 12-Mar-13 12:20:29

I always start at £2-5 so I'm not that disappointed. I used to do 99p but after selling too many items for that it didn't seem worth it.

MrsReacher Tue 12-Mar-13 12:27:39

Also remember with Ebay - if you are classed as a new seller, Paypal will not release your funds for 21 days, so you can actually end up money down due to postage in the short term.
They do release the money if positive feedback is recieved, but not all buyers do this, even with good items

aufaniae Tue 12-Mar-13 12:48:13

If you can get £2 into the bank asap and then phone them you may be able to get them to waive the charge. Has worked for me in the past (although not every time!)

lizardqueenie Tue 12-Mar-13 16:39:35

Thank you for all of your tips. I've intro finally gone a bit more into the OD now sadas there was another payment that came out. Barclays charge a referral fee or something for using another allowance over your OD

I'm a ebayer member of old so can withdraw the payments once they are made thankfully. Lots of watchers on each item so fingers crossed this is a good sign & they turn into bidders!

Waiting for overtime to be paid from last month & will be working more this month so will NOT be getting in this situation again.

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