Things You Never Thought You Could Sell

edited 13 December 2017 at 11:27AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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  • in_my_welliesin_my_wellies Forumite
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    I suspect the sellers of all the old junk my DH buys are pleased and amazed that it sells!
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  • oscar52oscar52 Forumite
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    again not very relevent but... you know those fourtune balls that you ask for something then you shake it and it gives you the answer... well i was given about 13 and i brought 3/4 for a £1 each... put them on ebay and they made anything from £3 to £12 :D

    Did you ask the ball if you should sell it?:rotfl:

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  • SlinkySlinky Forumite
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    blimey, I've got an Evesham laptop, only a couple of years old, I think it has a screen fault, I got so sick to death of the problems with Evesham I've written it off and bought another. Do you reckon it's worth listing if I take the hard drive out as I don't want to lose anything confidential?

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    Good grief just had a look, there's a couple gone for £100-£225 in faulty condition. Has to be worth a go!!!
  • arnie&caseysma!arnie&caseysma! Forumite
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    Slinky wrote:
    blimey, I've got an Evesham laptop, only a couple of years old, I think it has a screen fault, I got so sick to death of the problems with Evesham I've written it off and bought another. Do you reckon it's worth listing if I take the hard drive out as I don't want to lose anything confidential?

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    Good grief just had a look, there's a couple gone for £100-£225 in faulty condition. Has to be worth a go!!!


    I also have an Evesham laptop that the dog knocked a glass of wine over. It was supposedly fixed after a claim on the house insurance (honest it was my nephew that damaged it!) although buttons did not work and it still had all the problems it had before the accident. Was returned to Evesham and they STILL failed to solve all the problems that it had. Might try selling it and see what I get for it! Something is better than nothing for an item that is just lying about since I have had to get a new one than actually works!
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  • SlinkySlinky Forumite
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    I also have an Evesham laptop that the dog knocked a glass of wine over. It was supposedly fixed after a claim on the house insurance (honest it was my nephew that damaged it!) although buttons did not work and it still had all the problems it had before the accident. Was returned to Evesham and they STILL failed to solve all the problems that it had. Might try selling it and see what I get for it! Something is better than nothing for an item that is just lying about since I have had to get a new one than actually works!

    Sounds like the level of service I had from them. I bought mine 2 years ago in January, the hard drive failed twice in the July, the battery was also replaced at that time. By November it went wrong again, went back to Evesham, they couldnt repair it so they sent it back to the chassis manufacturer. Somewhere along the line somebody dropped it, so to cut a veeeeeeeeerrrrrrrryyyyy long story short, they had to replace the chassis as well. When they returned it (2 months later) to me it had the wrong power lead with it, they took the whole thing back and sent it back with a new power lead, so by this time there was not one single part of the original machine left. In the meantime I'd bought a new desktop (not evesham of course) as this laptop was a machine I was using to run my business. The laptop worked again for about another 4 months until about May last year when it packed up again with some sort of screen fault and overheating. By this time I'd lost the will to live with it, so it's been shoved under the stairs and I've bought a lovely Compaq. I'll get OH to take the hard drive out as it has business data on it and then somebody on ebay is welcome to it!

    Thanks very much to the OP for bringing up this thread!
  • ElliesmumElliesmum Forumite
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    My Dad had an old wooden/metal ladder that he was going to cut up and send to the tip as he had tried selling it locally and had had no luck.

    My big brother said I wouldn't be able to sell it on ebay. It sold for £22.50 of which my Dad gave the money to my little one and my big brother ate humble pie for an hour or 2 :rotfl:

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  • judi24judi24 Forumite
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    Great thread. I have never sold on ebay - but my house is full of [STRIKE]junk[/STRIKE] other peoples collectables. I have been thinking of ebaying but was worried that nothing would sell. This thread has inspired me to just get on with it and try. Thanks:D
  • GemmzieGemmzie Forumite
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    Sorry, but I think selling things which are broken beyond repair is a bit disgusting.

    Broken but hassle to fix, fine, some people make a hobby of it.

    But just plain broken is unfair.


    Think how many kids or older people or the techno phobic have by accident bought something that you sold because it's broken.
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  • lil_melil_me Forumite
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    I find it's usually good to search in completed listings first (in Advanced Search options) there is some good eBay calculators which work out the fees etc you will pay. I'll be honest there are some things I put on freecycle orsend to charity shop etc that I could sell on but haven't always got the time, patience or storage space.
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
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  • tsharptsharp Forumite
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    In the 'Ebay Goldmine Thread' on the ebay section of the forums I was amazed to hear that old Argos and Littlewoods catalogues sell for loads!
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