How to Sell Large Items on eBay Right Now
Knowing how to sell large items on eBay is important knowledge. If you restrict yourself to only selling small items you could be missing out on a lot of money.
But how do you sell larger items on eBay? Is there anything to avoid to make sure you get maximum profits from your sales? Keep reading and I’ll tell you.
Selling Large Items on eBay – Background
There’s a bit of a back story to this. I’ve been buying and selling on eBay for years and I’ve picked up a trick or two. The largest item I ever sold was a tuba (a large brass instrument). It sold for around £2000 and paid off a large amount of my debt at the time.
But there are challenges to selling these larger items. How do you describe them? What about photos? Videos? Here’s my advice for large item selling:
Take Plenty of Quality Photos
Generally larger items are higher value. This might be furniture, musical instruments, bikes or car tyres. Because of the higher value, it’s important to take plenty of photographs from all angles including photos of any damage.
Remember to follow up these photos with an accurate description of damage. Few people will scroll through and study a dozen photographs so don’t rely on them to do it!
It can be difficult to get a sense of scale on an image so add a familiar object for comparison. You could use:
- A soft drinks can
- A ruler or measuring tape
- Your pet dog (I’m not even joking)
Good photographs really help to tell the story of your item – warts an all. For more info, read this.
Write an Accurate and Detailed Description
If you’re selling furniture, make sure you include dimensions and measurements preferably in centimetres (or millimetres). Not many people in the UK work in feet and inches. Whatever you do, DON’T mix imperial (feet) and metric (metres) – it’s confusing and ridiculous.
Be up front about why you’re selling. With my tuba, I said something along the lines of ‘Selling my beloved tuba to pay off my credit card debts’. You add credibility to the sale, plus everyone loves a good story.
Adding Videos to Sell Large Items on eBay
If a picture says a thousand words, a video says a thousand pictures!
These days you can add videos to your listings. If selling a high value item like a musical instrument, why not demonstrate it working or spend some time talking about the product. Most modern smartphones take adequate video footage and you can make minor edits using YouTube or free software.
The more credibility you add, the more likely you are to get the top bids and make more money in the process.
Final Thoughts on Large Item Selling
Don’t be put off from selling large items. You can make considerable money selling a whole range of items. Instead, embrace the challenge and fun of selling something out of the ordinary.
In a follow up post, I’ll tell you how to package and send large items. In the meantime, get those large items listed!
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