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I have a whole heap of unwanted items I want to sell because I either don’t need them or don’t want them anymore.
80% of the items are also brand new still in it’s original packaging and have never been opened or used.
I have listed some of the items on eBay but no one has bought them and because the items are new I still want to get a fair price for them all.
I have also seen some of the items still sold in shops today at full price and this is why I can’t understand how they haven’t sold.

Posted anonymously, 23rd February 2015

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  • Second hand items regardless of still being in packaging are still “second hand” they do not come with warranty or guarantee. Many stores often sell things for half price or less at the end of the season, so many people won’t see value of paying more than a quarter of what the retail price is. I don’t like ebay. They charge you a fees which is a percentage of both sale and postage, and PayPal may also charge a fee. Potentially 10-20% of the sale is taken in fees. You could try Facebook marketplace, local buy swap sell groups, or gumtree.

  • From my experience, people aren’t interested in paying good prices for good products. I have tried to sell brand new, unused, still in original packaging for half the retail price. No one is interested.

  • I came to this question to find an answer too because I don’t have much luck selling things.

  • EASY – jump onto facebook and search buy, swap, sell… and your local suburb… Things go really quickly Hope you make lots of bucks x

  • Try using Gumtree as well as I sold a lot of items locally and I ask for cash only . Best of all it is free and safe for the community , but there is a small charge if you have a lot of posting etc .. Check it out .

  • If you have Facebook post on your local Buy Swap & Sell page.
    I sell stuff on ours all the time, & often find great buys as well.

    You could also have a small garage sale or enquire about the next market in your area.

  • Gumtree is a good site to sell things on. Try a garage sale, you probably won’t get top dollar for everything, but for most, and isn’t it better to sell and make money then not sell and leave it gathering dust in a cupboard or on a shelf?

  • Gumtree is good… ebay you have to organise postage $

  • Just remember even thought they are new yo you and unopened to someone else they are second hand, warranties might have expired, they wont know for sure if you opened the box or not and they’ll be after a bargain. Have a price in your head (the lowest your willing to get) then list it for for a little more – most people haggle even if the price says it’s set

  • Give gumtree a go or maybe a carboot sale/garage sale?

  • Post a gumtree ad (free) and do it on a thurs or friday, I’ve had the most success of these days. If your item doesn’t sell, oull it dkwn and repost as it will go to the top of the list again. You can pay to promote your ad too. There are some dodgies around, people that will offer to send an agent or paypal you – these are scams don’t get caught, go cash only and post the max price you want as people will haggle. Good luck!

  • Iv sold heaps if stuff on Facebook trading post pages. You will never really get the best price for stuff, even if it’s brand new in box. But you may always get that one person who is happy to buy something at the price you want. Iv sold portable air con at near new price, hubby’s gym went fairly cheap, everyone wants a bargain. Put a price and say negotiable. See how you go.

  • I would put in the ebay post unused never opened. Even though you have this already in the top description write it in words in the part you write up yourself. Also add more than just one photo of the product. Sometimes people dont like to by from people who are new to EBAY so one you have sold quite a few things and have lots of good feedback it hould get easier.

  • just curious as to what you did and did it work. thanks

  • Advertising on the community boards sometime works.

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