Selling things online has never been easier than it is now with all of the social media, marketplaces, and online classified websites. Years ago the only way to sell things was by having a yard sale or taking your items to a flea market or pawn shop. The internet has revolutionized the way consumer to consumer business is conducted. The only problem with selling things on the internet is most people don’t even know where to start because there are so many options. Here are the top three places on the internet to sell your items.
EBay is the largest and most well-known auction website on the internet. EBay was founded in the early 90′s and has since risen to the largest, most recognizable auction site on the web. Selling on eBay does cost money, but costs are minimal and often times there are specials reducing listing fees or cutting them all together. Using eBay is very easy because it offers auction tools that guide you through the entire selling process. EBay is used by so many people worldwide that there is sure to be someone interested in your unwanted items. The seller sets the beginning bid price and shipping costs and you can ever include a reserve price which means your item will not sell for less than that reserve.
Craigslist is a great place to sell unwanted items because it is the largest classified website in the world. You can use craigslist to zero in on your local area or you can go bigger and cross list with other states or cities close by. It is quick, easy, and free. To get started all you need to do is sign up for a free craigslist account and then choose the area and category that best suits your needs. One good tip for craigslist is to add a picture of your item. Ads with pictures get viewed much more than those without.
The largest social media site there is isn’t just for connecting with friends and family. Many people sell unwanted items right from their Facebook page. It is as easy as uploading a picture and adding a few key details about the item and then posting it to your wall. There are also many Facebook groups dedicated to selling unwanted items locally and worldwide. And of course it is all free.