Selling Online Tip #1: Know What It’s Worth
First of all, the adage: “One man’s trash is another’s treasure,” isn’t always true. Damaged, stained, broken, and otherwise “as-is” items generally don’t turn heads unless they are unique, or valuable for repair parts (for example, vintage cameras a hobbyist can collect – or cannibalize for out-of-production parts). In doubt? Check online to see if there’s demand for your item. eBay Canada, for instance, has useful buyers’ and sellers’ guides that provide some indication.
Selling Online Tip #2: Flex Your Social Networking Muscle
Work your social network to quickly unload that Wii you no longer break a sweat to, or that barely used IKEA console table. Some sites, like Oodle.com allow you to target your pitch to Friends only, or everyone (the latter allows your listing to be seen by potential buyers in your vicinity, even if they are not part of your Friend network.)
• Also, post your listing on Facebook. Chances are your taste in fashion, furniture, gadgets, and/or entertainment items overlaps with those of your friends, colleagues or neighbours.
• Smaller audience than online classified and auction sites.