eBay is also a great way to make money from what you may think is trash. I’ve used eBay to sell a burned out power supply, a worn out wallet and some old luggage, all items I may have just thrown away.
I never deceive customers or misrepresent the items, in fact I do the opposite, I go overboard to describe and depict the items and their flaws and damage in detail, and I am able to list them on eBay as to be exposed to the widest audience possible. With the millions and millions of people on eBay in the US and around the world, there really is someone out there searching for whatever you might have to sell.
eBay is like a garage sale open to the world. The old luggage set I was selling went to store owner in Belgium who wanted them as a window display. The old ripped Louis Vuitton wallet went to a craftsman in Paris who specializes in restoring and selling vintage Louis Vuitton products.
This whole concept was really brought home to me about two years ago when the power supply burned out on my HP desktop computer, the same computer I’m writing on right now. After about two years of faithful service, I suddenly smelled the acrid odor of burning electrical stuff in my office. I sniffed and traced it to the computer, which now would not turn on and had a small black soot mark where one wire entered the power supply unit. I checked online and most information pointed to a bad power supply. I located a brand new unit on eBay, which cost about $100. I bought it, replaced the bad unit with the new unit and was up and running again.
Just to see what would happen, I listed my burned out, used power supply on eBay, clearly indicating it was burned out and not functioning. Bidding was brisk and I sold the unit for $70. Turns out the power supply was only made for a limited time by HP and the connectors are rare, not made anymore and needed for many applications. People didn’t really need the whole power supply, just the plastic connectors.
This burned out, useless (to me) power supply, something I was about to throw away without thinking twice, was worth almost as much as the new unit I bought.
eBay is also a great place to sell old clothes. Not old clothes, “vintage fashions”. It’s all how you label the items in the title and description.Vintage clothing is a big business and trendy stores in Los Angeles and New York take old, unwanted clothing. You may have old clothing at home, if you list the items correctly, you can reach this hipster audience, and charge them hipster prices.
You may be surprised at what old blue jeans, cowboy boots or accessories may bring. Also designer clothes from any era, also may bring top dollar if listed correctly.