Is it worth listing kids clothes on ebay atm?

Found 23rd Oct 2008
Is anything selling? Ive got a huge pile of kids clothes but dont know whether to bother listing everything?

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I personally think nows a good time to sell on ebay as alot of people are turning towards ebay to buy stuff because of the credit crunch and recession worries!! not too sure what other member views are.

A friend of ours is doing just this, but only some stuff is selling.

i dont use ebay anymore for selling, try your local gumtree site. its free and everytime i list something on there is sells really quickly.

I would of thought that people are more likely to buy second hand kids clothes now with all the credit crunch stuff, kids clothes are so expensive considering they wear them twice and then out grow them!

i stuck loads of stuff on ebay last week, girls clothes most new or worn once and got pennies for them, was gutted. my sister listed items in her local paper for free, eg 23 items for £23 and made loads of money. i'd say try that first, no listing or paypal fee's.

I sometimes do, But you probably won't make millions though, Always cover your postage because some things only go for pence.

just post them all on here with pics as its free

dandoc2;3269059

just post them all on here with pics as its free



you'd probably still be better off with ebay than here. you'd get more cash even after fees etc and wouldn't be subject to ridiculous haggling and offers that make ebay look worthwhile.
However its great if your a buyer.

If you're going to use eBay then I'd try selling them in bundles rather than individually.

I used to use eBay alot, I still use it but not as often as I try other places first.

I've sold about £350 worth of gear on here over the last 2 weeks and i paid no fees at all, so I'd try selling it on sites that dont charge first before getting fleeced by fleabay's listing fees, FVF etc.

Hope it goes well and you get them all sold. Cheers.
:-D

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StevenA2000_uk;3269229

If you're going to use eBay then I'd try selling them in bundles rather … If you're going to use eBay then I'd try selling them in bundles rather than individually.I used to use eBay alot, I still use it but not as often as I try other places first.I've sold about £350 worth of gear on here over the last 2 weeks and i paid no fees at all, so I'd try selling it on sites that dont charge first before getting fleeced by fleabay's listing fees, FVF etc.Hope it goes well and you get them all sold. Cheers.:-D



Yep thats what i think im gonna do :thumbsup:

If it is Next/Adams/designer stuff then eBay would be good but try and sell just as single outfits (1 top and 1 bottoms) or small bundles.
I lost out loads when I listed all my daughters clothes as 1 huge bundle, but sold outfits for £4.99/£6.99 each when I listed them separately and I did all 'buy it nows'

I've just finished selling all the winter clothes on ebay (I always sort them in the loft into seasons otherwise you get pennies for them). 99% of them sold and whilst some went for the start price, others went sky high and far more than I imagined so I think you have to consider how much you got as a whole rather than individual items and you'll be less disappointed.

I did wonder how they would go at the moment but always find that the winter clothes sell better than summer ones, probably because they'll get more wear out of them. Always try and put an outfit together, ie top & skirt or trousers, and I usually start them off at what I would be prepared to see them go for without being totally gutted. So if it's a bit tired I start at 99p, if not then I start at £1.99 or £2.99 and they usually all sell. I also think it's worth putting a buy it now price on as I find these sell really well, it costs you another 10p but as long as you don't put some silly price on there, a lot of people like buying straight away rather than having to wait a week for the auction to end.

I think the nack is to describe them as well as you can, putting any faults in if they have any, and don't just type one or two words, this really puts me off when I'm looking for items to buy as I think if they can't be bothered to describe them properly then can they be bothered to look after the clothes in the first place.

Definitely worth putting them on and don't forget to put that you'll combine postage costs if they buy more than one outfit as this makes people look at your other things too, and it's a darn sight easier when parcelling up!!

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Annie1508;3269694

I've just finished selling all the winter clothes on ebay (I always sort … I've just finished selling all the winter clothes on ebay (I always sort them in the loft into seasons otherwise you get pennies for them). 99% of them sold and whilst some went for the start price, others went sky high and far more than I imagined so I think you have to consider how much you got as a whole rather than individual items and you'll be less disappointed.I did wonder how they would go at the moment but always find that the winter clothes sell better than summer ones, probably because they'll get more wear out of them. Always try and put an outfit together, ie top & skirt or trousers, and I usually start them off at what I would be prepared to see them go for without being totally gutted. So if it's a bit tired I start at 99p, if not then I start at £1.99 or £2.99 and they usually all sell. I also think it's worth putting a buy it now price on as I find these sell really well, it costs you another 10p but as long as you don't put some silly price on there, a lot of people like buying straight away rather than having to wait a week for the auction to end.thanks for all that its very helpfullI think the nack is to describe them as well as you can, putting any faults in if they have any, and don't just type one or two words, this really puts me off when I'm looking for items to buy as I think if they can't be bothered to describe them properly then can they be bothered to look after the clothes in the first place.Definitely worth putting them on and don't forget to put that you'll combine postage costs if they buy more than one outfit as this makes people look at your other things too, and it's a darn sight easier when parcelling up!!

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