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Help - ebay novice with slings to sell requires assistance

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Metatron Tue 21-Jul-09 18:06:17

I am finally admitting there will be no more teeny babies and am selling off my baby stuff.

I have various from slings, cloth nappies, travel cots etc.

Is there a best way to sell things? Any pointers on listings, I have no idea how to do this. smile

Metatron Tue 21-Jul-09 18:47:32


<plaintive wail>

wahwahwah Tue 21-Jul-09 18:50:42

Clean everything up and take some decent pics.

Have a look to see what other people are selling to get an idea of prices. Do a 'sell something similar' and list your items. Make sure that you have a realistic postage price and don't start the bidding too high.

Good luck and have fun!

Metatron Tue 21-Jul-09 18:56:58

Cheers wahwahwah, how long listings should I do do you think? There seems to be a multitude of choice!

littlelamb Tue 21-Jul-09 18:59:13

<slides in>
What slings do you have wink Am in the market for a woven wrap if you have one?

Metatron Tue 21-Jul-09 19:06:15

<checks tardis like container>

I am getting rid of my beloved rainbow coorie, a gorgeous cream and beige stripey mei tai, an ellaroo ring sling <panics and hopes Dh not reading this list> a med grey tricotti, a black ergo classic and a waterproof sling cover. Oh and my mamcoat but I might wait till it gets colder.

Oh shame,sorry littlelamb no woven wrap, still at least it proves I wasn't a total sling nut <deluded> grin.

<dismisses other slings I have owned and deletes them from memory grin>

littlelamb Tue 21-Jul-09 19:07:19

Tell me about your coat....
And your mei tai grin

curlyredhead Tue 21-Jul-09 19:13:51

Cloth slings? If so, try joining ukbabywearingswap - it's a yahoo group for buying/selling slings

Afaik eBay no longer allows sales of 2nd hand cloth nappies, check before listing.

For other things - try an advanced search and include completed listings so you can see what sells / how much it goes for / which listings work.

I try to include a weekend but other than that things don't seem to shift / get much interest for me much before the end - not sure if that's generally true.

As a new seller you'll need a paypal account so you should get that sorted out and start taking pics - in good natural light is best for good colour rendition.

Good luck!

louii Tue 21-Jul-09 19:15:29

Ellaroo ring sling what colour?

What size is the Tricotti one?

Metatron Tue 21-Jul-09 19:15:30

Bad littlelamb. smile I won't enable you...

Mei tai is an old style cwtshi, cream straps, lightly padded shoulders, body is wide beige and wee cream stripes, beige about 4-5 inches, cream about two inches, poppers for top bit to support neck on weeny ones or sleeping bigger ones.

It is v nice in the summer lol!

Coat is a black hell here

one of these in medium. One pocket repaired and one drawstring missing a lock bit on the bottom. I do not have any novelty headwear. Coat fits up to 44" hips with baby in it!

curlyredhead Tue 21-Jul-09 19:15:56

Cross posted! They would def work on ukbws.

wahwahwah Tue 21-Jul-09 19:17:18

10 days listing is fine - especially during the holiday season.

Work out how much you will need to make to cover the cost of selling.

littlelamb Tue 21-Jul-09 19:20:31

<arf> at novelty headwear. They look like they escaped from Where the Wild Things Are grin
How much are you after for them?

Metatron Tue 21-Jul-09 19:21:18

Curlyredhead - much appreciation. My bulging attic thanks you very much. Excellent tips. I have an account but only for buying, although I may have sold a nappy once long ago.

louii - Ellaroo is a kind of faded denim blue colour with white swirly bits, small non-offensive all over it. Tricotti is erm, medium I think, measures 54cm.

Metatron Tue 21-Jul-09 19:26:18

They do look like where the wild things are - I knew they reminded me of something...

wahwahwah - thanks again, I am such a tube, no idea at all how to do this.

littlelamb - not sure am still checking this out. Make me an offer? Have just checked and both the locky things from the bottom have gone, but I think you get them in millets maybe?

littlelamb Tue 21-Jul-09 20:49:24

Am very tempted. Can I let you know tomorrow?? Loopymumsy has a babywearing coat and I was admiring it today. I think I need one, I'm fed up of having to carry ds on ym front when it rains, which frankly it looks like it will for the next lifetime few months

CMOTdibbler Tue 21-Jul-09 20:53:11

Theres a Yahoo group for selling nappies too - I've shifted most of mine on there, and it costs nothing to list them.

Def put all your slings on UKBabywearingSwap first - you're much more likely to get a decent price for them and most things move fairly fast. You can search the messages to find what prices are for what you have

Babieseverywhere Tue 21-Jul-09 21:02:02

You could also try listing them on as well.
Little lamb, I have a few sling for sale including a couple of Didymos wraps and a merry carry one, what are you looking for ?

Metatron Tue 21-Jul-09 21:05:41

You are all wonderful!

Ta v much. God knows what else I have lurking. littlelamb - absolutely let me know tomorrow. It is a great coat v useful year round for me (scottish lol!)

littlelamb Tue 21-Jul-09 21:14:36

Babies everywhere, I was hoping for a hoppediz, but tell me about your slings grin

Metatron Wed 22-Jul-09 21:56:49

ladies I have started with listing here and will try ebay/other boards next

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