Is it worth selling on ebay in January?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Ebay, Auctions, Car Boot & Jumble Sales
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Debtbustingdiva_3Debtbustingdiva_3 Forumite
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Hi

I'm new to MSE forums but have been selling on e-bay for years now and making a couple of hundred a month for the last 6 months. I mainly sell my clothes, baby stuff, CD's and cosmetics. I am down to my last month of maternity leave and have so much baby stuff to still shift (I have twins and got far too much stuff plus they seem to keep growing and growing...!) and want to seriously de-clutter the house before work takes over again.
The question is - is it worth it? I did find that over the school summer holidays I didn't do very well at all on e-bay as people were away and now am thinking that may be the same with people being broke after Christmas.
What are people's views on this, please?

Thanks

Sally
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  • You could try selling newborn baby winter clothing, as someone who has just had a baby and not known the sex will need warm clothing...whereas older babies I imagine will already have their winter wardrobe. Then wait till spring to sell some more, with clothes though always sell the approriate clothing for the season as I dont think many people buy in advance.
    Stuff is selling though but i would opt for buy it now rather than a low starting price auction.
    Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid doing altogether.:D
  • Thanks, LJ
    Good idea re newborn stuff and almost all of mine is unisex as didn't know what my twins were.
    Sally
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  • I take it the twins have put you off having more...lol....i remember it well, my twins are 7 now and if i think i had them first it may have put me off....as it happens they were one of lifes little suprises, as I already had 4 children....it suprising how you cope at the time....when i look back now i don't know how i did.
    Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid doing altogether.:D
  • 6! Gulp! Wow, serious respect to you! Well, these two too were a surprise and I just had them in my very late 30's but as they are still referred to as an "impossibility" by the medical profession we are going to stay with just the two!
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  • i sold some completed video games and must say its been busier than usual!
  • jumbojuice wrote: »
    i sold some completed video games and must say its been busier than usual!
    Yes i think its a great time for console games as kids have pocket money to spend.....i sold one for shop price yesterday....but the cheeky beggar buyer emailed me to say he tried to pay with paypal but as he has no funds till thurs cannot pay but please post today and i will pay a little extra on thurs.....game sold for 38 quid.....does he think i'm stupid, so no doubt wont pay now,,,,,,
    Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid doing altogether.:D
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    Yes i think its a great time for console games as kids have pocket money to spend.....i sold one for shop price yesterday....but the cheeky beggar buyer emailed me to say he tried to pay with paypal but as he has no funds till thurs cannot pay but please post today and i will pay a little extra on thurs.....game sold for 38 quid.....does he think i'm stupid, so no doubt wont pay now,,,,,,


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    Yes i think its a great time for console games as kids have pocket money to spend.....i sold one for shop price yesterday....but the cheeky beggar buyer emailed me to say he tried to pay with paypal but as he has no funds till thurs cannot pay but please post today and i will pay a little extra on thurs.....game sold for 38 quid.....does he think i'm stupid, so no doubt wont pay now,,,,,,
    Send the empty case ,then tell him you will send the disc when he pays :D
    Have a nice day :)
  • Hi

    Are people noticing that there are more and more non-payers on e-bay? I'm thinking of restricting buyers to maybe >100 trades, what are your views?

    Sal
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  • LJ

    Can not believe the gall of some people.....
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