Want Some Extra Cash? Ebay Those Clothes!

27 Mar

Take a look at everything in your wardrobe. Can you honestly say that you wear everything in there?

My guess is that the answer is no and this is where you can start making money.

Clothes in Wardrobe

I lived in rented accommodation whilst I was university which I funded with my student loan and my saturday retail job. If any of you have been to university you probably did the same irresponsible thing as me when that loan came in and spent most of the money on clothes, drinking, food and other wasteful resources. One term, in my second year, I went too far and spent all my money on a huge shopping trip. I have to admit I was a complete shopaholic (I have it a bit more under control now I don’t have a student loan and earn a pitiful minimum wage as a waitress/actress.) I had no money left to pay my rent, the banks wouldn’t give me a credit card as I already had a student overdraft and couldn’t face asking my parents for money, now that I was a responsible adult!

I had to make money some how and fast. This was when I opened up my 4 huge wardrobes (Yes 4! I had a huge room) and realised I hadn’t worn most of the clothes in at least 6 months and some items still even had the tags on. Ebay was the way forward!

I have to admit it was painful to part with some of the clothes I sold on Ebay. I loved most of them but I said to myself “If you haven’t worn it in the last 6 months, you probably won’t ever wear it again.”

I made over £400 and was able to pay my rent on time.


Tips For Selling On Ebay

  • Be brutal with your possessions. If you don’t wear it sell it, plus its better to sell items whilst they are still in fashion. You won’t regret it once you see the money build up.
  • Only sell good quality items. If the dress has a stain or has shrunk in the wash, don’t try and sell it to others without making a clear note of it on the sellers page. It is dishonest and will likely get you negative seller feedback and you will have to give them a refund.
  • Be relistic about how much the item will sell for. It may have cost you £40 last year but it’s not new fashion and it has been worn. It will go for alot less than what you bougtht it for but those £3 here and there really do add up.
  • Ebay often do free listing for sellers. If you put a starting bid on at over 99p item you will be charged a listing fee. This cost can add up so its great to take advantage of this offer when you see it.
  • Download the Ebay phone app. It is time consuming listing items on Ebay but the phone application make it a lot easier. It enables you to upload photos straight from your phone and it is overall easier and less fiddly.
  • Schedule a listing time. The best time for your bidding to finish is in the middle of the week at around 9pm. More people will be browsing the web then rather than on Saturday morning at 4am. This only costs 6p and is more likely to get you those bids.

So if you need to make a quick buck and have a wardrobe full of unworn clothes then Ebay is the way forward. Tested and proven!

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2 Responses to “Want Some Extra Cash? Ebay Those Clothes!”

  1. Glamourous Traveller March 28, 2013 at 12:15 am #

    Great tips! and yes, I did exactly the same with the money I was getting every month from my scholarship. At the end of the semester kids would just toss out everything into a spring clean pile and you can grab what you want. Now that I think about it, I should’ve grabbed all those stuff and just sell them for cash

    • Beauty Drama Queen March 28, 2013 at 9:26 am #

      Haha that’s a great idea as well. Recycle by swapping clothe ❤

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