Forum Home» Ebay, Auctions, Car Boot & Jumble Sales

Is it worth selling a complete kitchen on Ebay

New Post Advanced Search

Is it worth selling a complete kitchen on Ebay

12 replies 383 views
WLM21WLM21 Forumite
1.3K posts
Part of the Furniture 500 Posts Combo Breaker
✭✭✭
A friend of mine has asked me if I could perhaps sell a complete kitchen, including built-in oven, hob, fridge, freezer and extractor.
The units are in a very good condition and are pretty high spec.
the kitchen is to be extended, so it was an opportunity to remodel the whole kitchen, hence the units are not wanted. the extractor fan has never been used, although it has been in position for about 4 years .. the chap who owns the house eats out most of the time, hence the lack of use.
is it common to sell on Ebay ?
What would be best .. a job lot of all items, or maybe all the cupboards as one lot and the appliances as a separate lot, or lots.
Any tips on listing would help

thank you

«1

Replies

  • soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
    66.2K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Photogenic Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Personally I think it is likely to be problematic, you’ve got all the issues with buyer wanting to use PayPal , then buyers wanting to send couriers etc, have a read of this

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/4949988/collection-only-items#post65282064

    i’d be looking at a local selling group, Facebook marketplace , one of those phone aps etc.

    lastly, I hope you don’t mean she wants you to sell this for her? I’d run a mile if so.


    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to [email protected] (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
    New to Forum? Guide
  • pinkshoespinkshoes Forumite
    17.8K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    Facebook marketplace tends to get lots of interest in kitchens for sale.

    I'd also try Gumtree. 

    Not eBay for a kitchen. 
    Should've = Should HAVE (not 'of')
    Would've = Would HAVE (not 'of')

    No, I am not perfect, but yes I do judge people on their use of basic English language. If you didn't know the above, then learn it! (If English is your second language, then you are forgiven!)
  • WLM21WLM21 Forumite
    1.3K posts
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭
    Thank you for the replies.
    Yes, maybe Gumtree would be a better option
  • theonlywayisuptheonlywayisup Forumite
    14.6K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aside of the issues outlined, you should not ever be selling for anyone else on ebay.   It was highlighted above but in case you missed it, it is singularly the worse type of sale you can make.  
  • cattiecattie Forumite
    8.5K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts
    ✭✭✭✭
    I've seen lots of kitchens up for sale on ebay where it states buyer must dismantle & personally collect & in this kind of case it wouldn't be possible to send a courier to collect as they are not going to dismantle. If advertised this way, you should only get buyers able to personally collect & if kitchen has already been dismantled, it would be a nice surprise for them to arrive & not have to do the dismantling,
    The bigger the bargain, the better I feel.

    I should mention that there's only one of me, don't confuse me with others of the same name.
  • soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
    66.2K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Photogenic Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    cattie said:
    I've seen lots of kitchens up for sale on ebay where it states buyer must dismantle & personally collect & in this kind of case it wouldn't be possible to send a courier to collect as they are not going to dismantle. If advertised this way, you should only get buyers able to personally collect & if kitchen has already been dismantled, it would be a nice surprise for them to arrive & not have to do the dismantling,
    Which still leaves the major PayPal issue .

    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to [email protected] (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
    New to Forum? Guide
  • WLM21WLM21 Forumite
    1.3K posts
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭
    I told the kitchen owner the snags with Ebay and suggested Gumtree or Facebook, but he has decided to try and sell it himself on Ebay anyway. 
  • soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
    66.2K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Photogenic Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    WLM21 said:
    I told the kitchen owner the snags with Ebay and suggested Gumtree or Facebook, but he has decided to try and sell it himself on Ebay anyway. 
    Oh dear, make sure they are aware of the pitfalls and the problems of PayPal as per this sticky thread

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/4949988/collection-only-items#post65282064

    then run away as fast as you can 
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to [email protected] (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
    New to Forum? Guide
  • WLM21WLM21 Forumite
    1.3K posts
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭
    soolin said:
    then run away as fast as you can 
    I am still running now .. thanks for the advice :smiley:
    i looked on Ebay and a recent listing for a kitchen had a one-line description for about 8 units which included ..
    Buyer to remove units including the sink 
    Now, I am not a joiner or a plumber, but I'm sure there's a right way and a wrong way to remove units and a sink ... a quick yank with a crowbar will no doubt remove the items, but how much wall is taken too is anybody's guess and those two pipes being broken could flood an entire house ... agh ! 
  • kalshakalsha Forumite
    814 posts
    Tenth Anniversary 500 Posts Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭
    I am still baffled.  Why did he ask you to sell it for him/her?  I assumed he did not have Ebay account.   Now  you tell us that he will sell it himself on Ebay.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Quick links

Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support