Sunday, May 2, 2010

Oh the joys of eBay!

My sister in law Stefanie (who shall here by be called SA) has been selling items on ebay and actually making money doing it. So, hey, I can too right? OMG.. ebay is not that easy. Stefanie was kind enough to help me navigate the perils of on-line selling this afternoon and it took us 2 1/2 hours to list 2 purses!

Highlights.. um, hmmm..well if I actually sell something I will make a little cash.

Lowlights - you have to open an account. You have to take pictures of all your items and then upload them to your new ebay account. You have to PRICE your items competitivel, and here is the clincher, you have to figure out shipping! We looked all over eBay for similiar items and than tried to come up with a price. If you price it too high you won't sell it, if you price it too low you may as well give the item to the Goodwill. SA originally lost out when she started shipping her items as she didn't calculate enough for shipping. So now she has boxes from the post office and we had to look up the shipping price of each box. I am tired just typing this!

We eventually listed 2 purses and now I wait around to see if they sell. I have come to the conclusion that eBay is a time-sink but since the Bobster isn't working I think I may need to get him in on the fun :D