With the advent of the internet, it has become more and more plausible to sell your items yourself online. Unfortunately, with every legitimate buyer there are multiple scam artists working to prevent lawful sales and take advantage of you. By having an educated choice about where to sell your belongings, and how to do so, you can know you will receive money for the item and have a lawful transaction. Included here are a few tips and tricks when to use when selling online.
Before you get to selling your item you will need to discover what it’s worth. There are a few websites now where you can receive a direct appraisal of your item. These sites will not purchase the item from you, but by sending in a picture you can understand the exact value of your item before you sell it. Some sites are fast enough to have an appraisal back to you within a short 48 hours so you can get your item sold more quickly.
Pitch to a Niche
If you have a branded, collectible item it will most likely sell for larger amounts of money if you market it as such. After getting an appraisal, find a niche online group to sell to. Some sites will have special groups for collectors or those interested in your specific item, so be sure to seek out those selling markets to fetch a better return.
Arts and Crafts
There are several online sites where you can sell homemade gifts. These sites will often charge a small percentage of each item you sell, but don’t charge anything to list items. This can be a great way to find out if you have a marketable skill or if other people are interested in your wares. This does not apply to selling homemade food items, though, you will have to have special permits to sell anything edible from your home kitchen due to safety concerns.
If you are looking to sell a car online, you have to be especially careful. It is wise to get the car appraised before selling, as well cleaning it and making it as visually appealing as possible. Be honest when you post your car, do not round down on mileage or falsify any information. False car listings will waste both your time and that of the buyers if they come around if anything listed is untrue.
There are now a few sites out there specifically marketed to buying older electronics. There is no need to just pitch them on “Craigslist” for $20 when you could fetch a better amount on another site. Take time to look for better offers, get appraisals and consider trading your devices in for a newer product.