What Sold On eBay
On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, I sold four items on eBay.
1. I sold MODO Mod 201 Tortoise Round Eyeglass Frames via Best Offer.
These eyeglasses were picked up in an auction lot last year and listed in December 2018.
While I don’t seek out most eyeglasses if I spot ones that are in decent condition and at a reasonable price I will pick them up. And obviously, certain designers and styles sell better, so be sure to look up similar solds when pricing.
2. I sold a Minnie Mouse Plush Doll via Best Offer and Promoted Listings at 1%.
This doll was picked up at a thrift store in 2017 and listed in November 2017. I really don’t want to hold onto plush this long as they do take up a lot of valuable storage space.
3. I sold an Alfred Dunner Blue Skirt with Royal Crowns & Pocket Watches via Best Offer.
This skirt was picked up at a thrift store in 2017 and listed in August 2017. Again, not something I want to be sitting on for that long.
4. I sold Tennessee Volunteers Infant Sleepwear at full price through Promoted Listings at 1%.
This was part of our bulk new clothing purchases last year and was listed in August 2018. Yet another slow clothing sale. But it sold!
New vs. Preowned Clothing Sales on eBay
When it comes to new vs. preowned clothing sales & pricing, being new vs. used doesn’t seem to matter a whole lot on eBay for lower-end items. All people are looking for is a bargain. “Fleabay” as some refer to it.
I usually sell a “run of the mill” graphic t-shirt for around the same price point regardless if it’s new or preowned. With new items, on occasion, you’ll get someone who pays the retail prices Amazon gets for the exact same item, but in my experience, those are few and far between and usually through the use of Promoted Listings.
I’ve had a similar experience with higher-end clothing as well, but I do see those going for the full asking price more frequently than our lower-end items. But on eBay, you always have to field questions about authenticity and then worry about false counterfeit claims. Unfortunately, that’s part of the game. Higher risk, higher reward.
Bottom line, if the item itself is something that people are after, it will sell. But personally, if I’m going to sell lower-end clothing, I’d much rather buy new items to resell in hopes of avoiding some of the return headaches based on item condition. It’s far too easy to miss a stain or snag on a clothing item no matter how much you look the item over. And frankly, I’d rather spend the flaw investigation time listing things instead.
What did you sell yesterday and on what platforms? How are your sales going?