As she looks forward to retirement, Florida business and property owner Alex Saylor (user ID: palmbeachcollectors) relies on eBay to create her dream home and keep her vacation rentals appealing and up to date.
Alex Saylor counts herself fortunate to call West Palm Beach home. It's a land of plenty and a great source for high-quality, sought-after antiques and collectibles. As an eBay veteran with 11 years of selling under her belt, she knows exactly how to take advantage of that. "Even my sister, who lives in Manhattan, says we have the best thrift shops, consignment stores, and estate sales. It's the perfect area to pick up really beautiful things, cheap, so I tend to be able to make money on my stuff." Alex started out selling vintage American pottery, something she'd been collecting. As her interests changed, so did the items she sold on eBay—from costume jewelry, to artwork, to lamps and unique home décor items. Read more.
If there was ever a time to sell on eBay, it's now. The holiday countdown has begun and we're bringing more buyers than ever to your listings with TV ads, listing promotions, and discounts. Get in on the shopping frenzy by listing some of these hot items now:
Now through December 25, when you offer a free expedited shipping service with 1-day handling time, save 20% on Final Value Fees. This will also help your item get in front of more buyers.
Reminder: List your items by this weekend with a listing duration of 3-7 days, include an expedited shipping option, and your item will arrive in plenty of time for gifting.
Outsmart the tough economy
This is one of the best times all year to stretch your dollars in this challenging economy. Pad your wallet to pay the holiday bills later by selling items you no longer need on eBay. It takes only minutes to list easy-to-ship items like books, DVDs, CDs, and video games. You can even photograph and list them from your smartphone as you find them around your house. Use your newfound money to buy holiday gifts at great prices on eBay.
The eBay Shopping Cart is here! We've combined the eBay Shopping Cart with the familiar "Buy It Now" button, so you can either make an immediate purchase or add items to your eBay Shopping Cart and keep browsing. Shoppers get the convenience of a cart, or a fast checkout for just one item!
Share your wish list
Starting today, you can share your eBay wish list with friends and family to let them know what gifts are on your mind this holiday season. Learn how to create, customize, and share your wish list today and get what you really want this year!
Search for your item like a buyer.
Here's how to check that you've used the best possible keywords for your item: search for your own item like a buyer would. If your item is coming up on page 20 of search results, try changing the words you used in your title and description. Look at the items that did show up on the first few pages of your search and note how they titled and described their items. How could you edit your listing to pack more punch? Remember you now have 80 characters to use in your title—so use them all!
There's nothing like the holidays to bring people together, so why not give together too?
Going in on a group gift is one of the best ways to get a loved one the gift they've always wanted. Rather than several small gifts, a group can make a bigger purchase and get that perfect gift. Not sure what to buy? Use eBay's handy Gift Guide to help you brainstorm that ideal present.
We've added group gift functionality to the eBay wish list, so now you can choose any item on a person's wish list and create a group gift that friends and family can chip-in on. For any Fixed Price item, select "Start a Group Gift" from the dropdown menu on the eBay wish list page.
Get the group to go together
Whether you're getting a group together to see a show, a band, or a game, use eBay Go Together—the new, easy way to go to events with friends. Invite friends through Facebook or email to split the cost of tickets and guarantee seats before you collect. Or wait until you have everyone's cash before you buy. Keep track of who's paid and who hasn't, and plan out the fine details with friends. No matter what the event, eBay Go Together is the way to go.
Remember: You can now see all ticket listings from eBay and StubHub on one convenient page. Plus, save time by listing your tickets with the eBay catalog.
Make a little extra cash to pay the holiday bills by selling your Patagonia gear on eBay. Your items will get extra exposure by appearing both on eBay and Patagonia.com. Sellers are reporting record page views and multiple bids on Patagonia items. One seller found and bought three Patagonia T-shirts at Good Will, turned around and sold them quickly on eBay. What Patagonia items are cozying up in your closets? List them and cash in today.
Buy and sell on the go in just a few clicks with eBay mobile apps - for your iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone, or Android! Improved mobile checkout makes it so easy in so many places:
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Answer: Yes! December and January are the two biggest eBay selling months of the whole year, so take advantage of them. An easy way to seize this prime selling time is to use the eBay catalog. Items including books, CDs, DVDs, video games, cell phones, many electronics and other tech items, practically list themselves when you start typing in the UPC codes or ISBN numbers. Remember to note any wear on the item in your description and upload your own photo if you're selling a used item.
List FREE offer for up to 50 items per month. Additional optional Feature fees apply when used. 9% final value fee applied to the total amount of the sale—including the cost of the item, shipping, and any other fees a seller may charge (for example, engraving or gift wrapping), excluding any sales tax. Does not apply to eBay Store subscribers and Vehicle categories on eBay Motors.