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Tips for Private Sellers on eBay

Do you have something you’re itching to get out of the house and into the hands of a new and loving owner? Good news – selling your pre-loved stuff on eBay has never been easier, especially with the eBay app. Check out our tips on how to make quick cash from quality buyers (no time wasters here) and get a great price for your item too.

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Our Best Tips

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What to Sell

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From electronics and fashion to furniture and collectibles, you may be surprised to find what shoppers are buying and at what prices! Check out our Trending page to find out what products are popular right now.

 

 

 

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When to Sell

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Our nifty calculators and analytics tools tell us that the most successful day to sell is Sunday! So if your item is for auction, hold the auction for seven days and end it on a Sunday. Saturday and Friday are the next best times to sell by auction. If you are not up for the thrill of an auction, you can list your item as a ‘Good Til Cancelled’ listing with a fixed price and a duration of 30 days. At the end of the 30 day period, your listing will automatically get renewed. Easy!
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Sell with eBay Valet

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Ain’t nobody got time for selling. That’s why we’ve introduced our Valet service. How does it work? It’s easy. Simply pack your item into a box, have the Valet’s courier pick it up and then your work is done. Expert sellers will do all the selling for you. That’s what we call a win-win. Check out ebay Valet for more information.

 
 
 
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Set Yourself Up

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Did you know you can schedule your listings up to three weeks in advance? Create your listings on your own terms and in your own time. On the ‘Sell your item’ form, go to the ‘Choose a format and price’ section. Then select the date and time you want your listing to begin. Easy!

 

 

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Track Your Item

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A happy buyer will leave positive feedback and might buy something else from you again, which is why it’s a good idea to use Item Tracking. Item tracking helps protect you if the buyer reports that the item was not received. In case the item arrives to them late, item tracking helps you prove you sent it within your stated handling time. eBay has made it extra easy for you to use item tracking. Simply print your postage label from your eBay account. The tracking number is saved automatically.
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eBay groups

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We love our eBay community which is why we created eBay Groups! It’s the perfect way to connect with other eBay members who share your interests. To find eBay Groups or to create your own, visit the Community page.

 

 

 

 

 

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App Notifications

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Don’t want to miss important updates on your selling, bidding and watched items? You don’t have to! All you need to do is turn on notifications in the eBay app. You’ll receive real-time notifications about your items, allowing you to respond quickly and easily.

 

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Use the Barcode Scanner

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Scan your item’s barcode and the product details will automatically be added to your listing. Having a listing with lots of handy product details helps buyers find your item and lets them know the exact product you’re selling.

 

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Providing feedback

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Had a great selling experience? Leave some feedback about the buyer! Or, if you had a negative experience, let the community know. By providing feedback about your experience, you’re helping to create a trustworthy and friendly shopping experience for all.
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Check out our Latest Selling Guides

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What to Learn Next

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Selling for the First Time eBay
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Selling for the First Time

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How to List on eBay
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How to List

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Once it Sells eBay
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Once it Sells

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