Last week I took advantage of eBay’s penny listing sale. I listed six items, (three books and three DVDs), for a total of 6 cents. Four of the six items sold, and I netted roughly $80 after accounting for miscellaneous fees from eBay and PayPal. I’m a clutter fanatic so it’s always nice to rid the house of unnecessary items and make a little extra money in the process.
I often wait for eBay to run a sale prior to listing my items. I also try to sell a number of items at a time. I list them all on the same day at roughly the same time. That way when the listings are over, if the items sell, I can take them to the post office all at once. Sometimes, this doesn’t work because a buyer will take a really long time to pay me, but most of the time I can mail off all of the items in one trip. This afternoon I dropped off all four items and netted $80.