What do you do with your eBay things that don't sell?

@maezee (33335)
United States
March 19, 2012 1:57pm CST
Also just curious. I have been on an eBay 'bender' lately and so I find I have a million questions. I am a somewhat new seller - I've probably only sold a total of 10 different things on eBay so far in the past 6 months or so. But I'm trying to get more into it as I am spring cleaning and finding more and more items I can sell - which is sweet! I have a couple of auctions up right now of clothes that might not sell - they are lower-end brands (like Xhilaration from Target). I started the asking prices at about $5 a piece. I am wondering what YOU guys do when your items don't sell. Do you re-list them with a lower starting price? Donate them?
5 responses
19 Mar 12
I just keep re-listing them. Just because no-one wants something at the moment doesn't mean someone won't want it in a few months. Most of the items I'm selling at the moment start at 99p, so there's no listing fees to worry about. In the case of items with a higher start price, I wait for the next free listing weekend before re-listing - there's usually at least one free listing weekend a month.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
20 Mar 12
Thanks for the tip, I don't have an opinion about this but I really want to sell online now I know what to do.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
22 Mar 12
Ebay in the US used to allow you to re-list an unsold item for free, especially if you lowered your price. You now get 50 free listings per month. You can also lower your price during an auction by editing the listing. That works as long as there are no bids and it's now within the last 24 hours of the auction.
• United States
28 Mar 12
What I have been doing so far with the items that did not sell are to wait for a few months and try to resale again, and if the items still has not sold than, I give the items away or use the items.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
20 Mar 12
Depends on what they are, if they are just menial things with no value or almost no real value I do donate some, but I don't normally sell those kind of things. I have alot of vintage and antiquish smaller items on there, most of the time. I'm getting ready to put some plants up there for the Spring if I can get my mojo together for that. I have some that haven't sold, and those items I usually list elsewhere until they do and if they do. Otherwise I just hold onto them and maybe I will put some on other sites, including a site that uses credits for buying and selling (I sometimes charge for shipping and it's OK, I usually ask for a few dollars within the shipping amount so at least it covers what I paid for it). If you can friend me, then message me what it's about and I can give you a referral.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
20 Mar 12
I love donating stuff, there are always people needing it but as a tip mentioned down here, wich I loved as I an ebay virgin you should list it more often.
• United States
20 Mar 12
I have a tendency to re-list anything that doesn't sell because the listing is already created. It's easy enough to try again and sometimes I'll lower the price. If I'm tired of eBay I might donate to Deseret Industries. I like to get rid of things I'm not using.