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Car boot v EBay

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HystericalParoxysm Mon 28-Jan-13 08:41:48

Yy to facebook groups. Would never go back to boot sales again. ebay I only use for specialist/unusual items.

MegaClutterSlut Sat 26-Jan-13 15:27:13

I too would suggest facebook groups smile

ratbagcatbag Fri 25-Jan-13 12:45:04

Try facebook, for a sell it page near you, I have a local one with over 3000 members, as fast as I was listing which is free, it was selling, made around £200 in one evening and then spent a day letting people turn up and take it.
No fees for buying or selling anything, kids stuff flew from it.

Snowgirl1 Fri 25-Jan-13 12:40:13

Have you thought about NCT nearly new sales? The way the one near us works is that you label items with price etc., drop them off in the morning and go back at the end of the sale to collect any unsold items. The NCT take a % and the advantage is that you don't have to faff about with posting stuff like you do on eBay and you don't have to give up a whole day like you do with a car boot sale.

thesnootyfox Thu 24-Jan-13 07:12:34

Great. Thank you.

zumo Wed 23-Jan-13 22:38:19

If its worth more than a couple of pounds Ebay, the rest we go to the car boot once a year last year did £300 on stuff we would have thrown out.
We wait till at least Easter / early summer and pick a dry day, take a barbeque and cook breakfast whilst we tout our wears, its afun morning out but an early start.
Clothes that dont sell we weigh in for 50p a KG locally.
Ebay is expensive and some times its better to use the small ads on a forum like this one etc
EG we are selling our camping trailer, Ebay would charge about £20 comission fees etc, so I have advertised it on some free ad sites, Preloved etc

thesnootyfox Wed 23-Jan-13 17:56:04

How do you decide between the two? I recently sold children's clothes on EBay the price per garment was quite low but if I had sold them at a car boot I probably wouldn't have sold every item.

On a mission to declutter this year and make some money in the process. I was thinking EBay clothes and babystuff and car boot everything else.

What seems to work for everyone?

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