Just sold my first two items on Ebay!!

@jeneias (608)
United States
June 1, 2009 9:22pm CST
About a week ago I listed a broken digital camera, and an old Playstation 1 + games on Ebay. I ended up getting $9.99 for the PS1 and $10.60 for the camera. Who knew a broken camera would sell so well, I got 4 bids! Anyway I'm just very excited and wanted to share the news with whoever cares! Who else out there are Ebayers? Have you sold anything lately?
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7 responses
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
2 Jun 09
Good for you! I have had some luck with ebay. The last time I sold though, I under estimated the shipping so I ended up spending money :( I love to shop on ebay though. I have found some really good things on there. I got Guitar hero pretty inexpensively, some jewelry and some clothes for my kids. It was an ingenius idea for a website. Wish I had come up with it myself.
@jeneias (608)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I hear you about the shipping. I actually overestimated the shipping on one of mine! The package was much lighter and smaller than I expected; turned out to be only $9.38 when I originally calculated $14.99! Anyway, I think once figure out the shipping thing, you can make some big money on Ebay. People are willing to buy anything!
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
3 Jun 09
People will buy anything!
@dante_off (607)
• India
2 Jun 09
congrats...... Well its not bad 10$ for a broken camera.... ~Cheerio~
• India
2 Jun 09
anyway how old was it....????
@jeneias (608)
• United States
2 Jun 09
It was about a year old, if I'm not mistaken.
@vnrsudhan (1514)
• India
2 Jun 09
hi jeneias, CONGRATS!!! on your first ever sale,i am ebayer too,but i don't have anything to sell,maybe i will find something soon.and please visit my profile,if you want to help.
@jeneias (608)
• United States
2 Jun 09
Well, even the things you think are "junk" could be sold. Take me for example. I never thought that my broken camera could actually be sold. Go figure! You just have to be kinda creative. Don't limit yourself to new and shiny stuff. Good luck with your future Ebay sells! :)
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
congratulations! i heard many good and successful stories on ebay. i have yet to try ebay for my additional and potential earning opportunity. i know ebay is a good site. i need to know it more. your story is a good motivation to try it for once. thanks for sharing your story. at this difficult time, any opportunity for additional income is welcome.
@jeneias (608)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I agree. Nowadays money is short. That's why I decided to get rid of some stuff and make money in the process. It's not the easiest job but it pays off in the end! Give it a try and see how it goes. It can't hurt to try.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
2 Jun 09
Oh that is wonderful, Ebay is exciting when you sell things but it is when you don't sell things that get you down knowing you still have to pay for the fees, i used to sell a lot on Ebay but got turned off when i wasn't selling but i must get back to it and i have a broken camera, I might have a go...
@jeneias (608)
• United States
2 Jun 09
Yes, I agree that the fees get you down a bit. I also used Craigslist, which is free. Haven't sold anything yet but I just posted a few days ago. You should give it a go, it's good for some easy money. And if you need to de-clutter your house (like I'm doing), what better way than to sell stuff and make money for your junk? :)
@grebojsa (161)
• Bosnia And Herzegovina
2 Jun 09
It is my long wish to buy playstation 1 and play a couple of old rpg games that I have and remember the good old times when games were playable and not boring but with shining effects and graphics
• Canada
2 Jun 09
Congrats. I used to sell a fair bit on ebay but the margins were not there as I was selling cds & dvds. I ended up selling just one item - one particular heavy metal cd & I sold about 100. But then, my cost increased from my source so it was no longer profitable.