Have Stuff, will travel… out of your house and into the capable hands of The Selling Sisters!
Remember how you said you would take one weekend to figure out how to sell your ‘precious’ items on eBay (not just browse the rare baseball cards or was it the Cinderella Barbie – still in her plastic box?). Then you would take the pictures, write a clever description which you know will sound so tempting that anyone would be a fool to pass up your item. Next you have to figure out had to upload the pictures, use all these neat tips and trick on how to sell your item FAST.. oh, yeah, then you have to wait around for someone to buy it, then you have to set up an account to receive payment, then you have to ship it… are you tired yet? I’m exhausted just thinking about all that hard work.
Well, happy days are here… there are two great women who actually enjoy – yes, I said enjoy – doing all this work. They are Carrie Webster and her sister, Lesley Lupa – The Selling Sisters. Together they inventory your stuff, decided whether or not it would be a sellable item on e-bay and then take it for 60 days to try and sell it. They sell your stuff using both the ‘fixed price’ and straight ‘auction’ methods. The cool thing is they will do the research, write an item blurb, photograph and then post your items. Finally, they ship it off, then cut you a tidy cheque ( minus their commission) to you… to enjoy… in your newly organized house!
Why choose e-Bay over other local marketplaces? I will quote from their website: “eBay is the world’s online marketplace™ – a place for buyers and sellers to come together and trade almost anything! Launched in 1995, eBay started as a place to trade collectibles and hard-to-find items. Since then, it has developed into a marketplace where you can find anything from cell phones and DVDs to clothing, collectibles and cars… Did you know that eBay has 27 different websites selling items all over the world?”
Twenty seven countries!?!? You can market your stuff to 27 countries! How great is that?
These gals have shipped items to Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand and even Greenland. Who knows maybe the vase your great-Aunt Liz gave you may even end up in Paris, France… you just never know!
When I was at my POC (Professional Organizers in Canada) chapter meeting tonight and Carrie was talking about her business, I was thinking of all the previous clients that I had helped. My only resource to date was to ensure that they donated any unwanted (but still usable) items to charity. So often, I have been asked if selling items on e-Bay or Kijiji or donating to Freecycle (all web based marketplaces) were options. I always had to say ‘no’ because I (and they) were not willing to put in the hours upon hours that it takes to list, sell and ship items. Now it can all be done… by The Selling Sisters!