Here are some useful tips for selling your old or unused hardware for cash.
- Whenever your order something new save the box and packing materials if you have the room. These can be re-used for outgoing shipments and save you some money buying shipping materials. Iv’e gotten this down to where I usually only need to buy some packing tape. Always try to save the original box and any manuals and packing for new items you purchase as this will increase the value upon resale.
- You should have a Paypal account for selling to handle your monetary transactions , if not sign up for an account first at PayPal. Once you have an account use Paypal to create a packing slip and print a shipping label for shipping companies such as UPS. I have found that the rates to ship are less expensive through paypal to ship with UPS then to create a label directly with UPS. Print out your label, attach it to your box and drop off at a UPS store.
- Get a separate bank account for your online selling activities. My bank offers an eBanking account that allows you to do everything electronically. Once everything with a transaction is finalized it is easy to then transfer the funds to my checking account. Having this separate account protects you and your regular checking account for things like customer returns or item disputes. If you are accurate on your descriptions this should rarely happen but it does still happen.
- This one kind of goes without saying, but try to price your items competitively. Whenever I sell something I look back at the prices of completed items for the last 90 days or so. This will tell you generally what people are willing to pay for your item.
I hope these tips help you sell more gear as there is good many to be made in your closet.
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