Turning Your Stuff into Cash online!
What Sells Well online?
There's only two ways items sell well online:
Identifiable Brand Name or Style
If your item is searchable with specific item titles that include manufacturers or styles, you'll get collectors, dealers, gift-givers, etc finding, watching, and bidding on it. This is absolutely the best way to get items sold on eBay. Titles like "Beautiful Antique Pottery Crock with Gorgeous Blue Designs" wont be found easily or bring the bids. "Antique American Grey Gray Stoneware Crock Blue Designs" will. They sound close don't they? The first will miss out on many possible bidders, the second will not only sell, but sell well.
Appealing Photos when Browsing
People will browse categories as if they were looking through a shop. The photos are the factor that determines if they will click on your item, followed by the title. Visual presentation of that item is key to getting sales from window shoppers. If you would look through a catalog or brochure, you'd notice and buy the items that look the most appealing, the ones that were given respect and proper attention. If you have detailed, attractive photos in addition to a brand name, you are putting money in your pocket every time.
How can I get the most for my item?
Please clean your items so they look their best.
Provide us with as much information as possible about your item.
This helps us to further research your item and write the title and description in such a way as to maximize it's exposure to bidders. If you know the manufacturer of an unmarked item, or have the original papers from when you purchased it, please let us know and bring in anything of relevance.
Do you handle oversized items?
Yes, but fees and other specifics do vary accordingly. It depends on the item. so call us to discuss your specific case. Our standard percentages assume 1 item or small lot of items in a normal sized shipping box. A certain amount of "handling" fee is reasonable to be passed on to the buyers, but excessive time in packaging and shipping cannot. If there are many items or the items are over-sized, we'll tell you up front if there is a surcharge. For particularly large items, we can offer local pickup. As a general rule, we won't ship anything beyond 45" long. Our "ideal" box sizes are 19" x 14" x 12, 30" x 12" x 12", or 16" x 16" x 16" so if it fits in those you're fine. Bring it in if you are unsure, we have many different box sizes.
When will I get paid?
Most online auctions will run for 7 days or we may just put them in our o online store on a buy it now price, although occasionally auctions will run for up to 10 days. We encourage bidders to pay for items promptly. Once their payment has cleared, we will ship their items using the method of buyers choice. After the return period has passed, we are then able to make payment to the seller of the item. Assuming the item is paid for promptly, and is not returned, then you should receive your check approx. 2-3 weeks after the end of the auction, but in certain cases my take longer (international shipping is slower, and if the buyer does not pay promptly the ebay dispute process can take about ten days or so).
How will I get paid?
When your item sells, we will pick it up and prepare it for shpping. When item is received by buyer, Checks are mailed to the address listed on your contact information sheet. Please keep us up to date with any changes of address, phone number or email.
We accept items* that:
Have an estimated sale price of at least $50 ($100 for glass, crystal, and china)
Are NOT prohibited or restricted by eBay (guns, human bones, and other items)
Can be carried into our store and shipped via UPS
Weigh less than 150 pounds
Measure less than 130 inches in combined length and girth calculate girth: add the two shortest sides of the item, multiply by 2, and then add the longest side Rule of thumb regarding weight and size Usually, if it takes more than one (big, strong) person to carry the item into our store, then it is too big. If you are not sure, give us a call.
We can make exceptions for larger items of high-value that are easily moved/stored, and offer them for local pickup. Please call us to discuss
WHAT TYPES OF THINGS CAN I SELL?
Smartphones, tablets, laptops.
New or like-new designer shoes and handbags
Brands like Hugo Boss, Gucci, Nine West, Ralph Lauren
Antiques and collectibles
Early issues of comics, rare baseball cards, vintage toys
High-end kitchen appliances
Blenders, mixers, juicers — brands like KitchenAid, Vitamix, and Breville
Golf clubs, camping gear, skis
Guitars, trumpets, violins
Mirrors and racing parts
Including baby and kids' clothing
Items in poor condition, items worth less than $40
Nothing torn, stained, broken, smelly, not working
Bulky items, items heavier than 25 lbs
Surfboards, furniture, large garden equipment
Vases, china, fragile clocks
DVDs, CDs, magazines, books. (But box sets and collectibles are OK)
Items that can't be verified or require a license or code
Gift cards, prepaid phones, coupons, subscriptions, software, computer games
Weapons, counterfeit items, alcohol, tobacco, drugs
High-value items that require authentication
Watches, jewelry, art
Here is a list of some of the things we DO accept:
Newer Computers and Laptops (< 2 years old)
Consumer Electronics High-end,
Designer Purses, Shoes & Accessories - preferably NEW WITH TAGS
Coins & Stamps
Designer Gold and Silver Jewelry
Sporting Goods & Equipment
Sports and Other Collectible & Memorabilia
Not sure of the value of your item? Bring it in for us to review or call us at 928-420-2399
The information provided here is only a guideline. We reserve the right to reject any item for any reason.