Clean Out Your Closets, Sell Unwanted Christmas Gifts. Hurry, Deal Ends Saturday!

January 9, 2007

eBay is running a promotion for new users that waives the insertion fee for the first three items you list. If you’ve never used eBay before, this is a good chance to give it a go for free. If you have anything valuable sitting unused in your closets or an unwanted gift that’s worth some money try and sell it on eBay.

“New eBay sellers who create up to three Auction-style or Fixed Price listings will not be charged insertion and Gallery upgrade fees for those listings. In order to qualify for the special offer, the eBay member must not have sold on eBay before, and must list their first three items during the promotional period (January 9-13, 2007).”

See the promotion for full details.

Worth a Shot
One thing to keep in mind is that many people won’t purchase from a seller unless they’ve already earned some feedback. This means you many not get any bids on your item but you never know. It is free to list with the promotion so it doesn’t hurt to try.

Building Feedback
How can you earn feedback if no one will buy from you without feedback? When I first started on eBay, I built up a little feedback by buying shipping materials. Once I had 10 positive comments I started selling things.

Future Sales
Even if no one buys anything from you the first go round, you could build some feedback and bide your time. eBay periodically holds promotions where they feature a 10 or 20 cent listing fee and you could try your luck again at turning trash into cash.


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