Go Back   WAHM Forums - WAHM.com > >

Welcome to the WAHM Forums - WAHM.com.

Welcome to WAHM Forums

Already registered? Login above 


To take advantage of all the site's features, become a member of the largest community of Work-At-Home Moms.

The advertising to the left will not show if you are a registered user.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-05-2016, 07:38 PM
delipie's Avatar
WAHM Regular
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 23
Default Selling On An Auction Site

What items work best for you to sell? What advice would you give to someone just starting out selling on an auction site?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2016, 11:56 AM
ThinkBig22's Avatar
Super WAHM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 385

This is kind of a vague question, but start with things you have laying around the house that you no longer need or use.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2016, 12:05 PM
danasurvey's Avatar
Grand WAHM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 16,327

I agree. Start with things you already have and no longer need.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-26-2016, 05:07 PM
crisstar's Avatar
California Girl!
Join Date: May 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 1,013
Smile It Depends...

After you've gotten your "feet" wet by selling things around your house, find out what sells well on auction sites.

You can do a bit of research and see what are the top businesses and/or the top categories. Depending on what auction site you're on, it may vary what sells well on there.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-23-2016, 08:51 AM
tonymac84's Avatar
WAHM Regular
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 23

Look out for free items that come with magazines or complimentary gifts for signing up for a free trial/service. These can often be worth more than the cost/subscription and make you a tidy profit.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2017, 09:01 PM
Carrie Gauthier's Avatar
WAHM Regular
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 31
Default Facebook auction pages

I started selling via a local facebook 24 hour bidding site. Check to see if there is a facebook page in your area that does these types of auctions. I just sell things that I no longer want around the house. From dishes, to candle holders, to furniture and pet supplies. I have sold things that I couldn't get .50 cents for at my garage sales but I made any where from $2-$10 on the same item via the auction site. You have to put the minimum you are willing to sell it for so if only one bidder then that's all you get. The first month, I sold over $500 worth of items and only listed 30 items and sold about half. Now I post every 6 weeks just so I have extra spending money. Sometimes an item won't sell one week but 6 weeks later it will sell. I was given a "relaxing water fountain" and I posted it for $2. I got $48 for it. Who knew that it was such a popular item, lol. I don't want to deal with Ebay and all it's fees. These local 24 hour auction sites are free to post. There are rules but they are easy enough to follow. Just thought I'd add this idea for anyone who is looking to declutter and doesn't want to hold a garage sale.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2017, 06:44 AM
JoeSpirit's Avatar
Awesome WAHM
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 560

Check if there's a "Hot Sellers" category for the auction site you're on. Or look for a listing of popular items.

That would be a good place to start.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off