She thinks shes going to earn a lot of money

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
September 22, 2012 5:57pm CST
My old coworker asked me to bring my camera and take pictures of items she wants to sell. She got this brain wave when I told her I sold a few items, such as my DVDplayer for $5, and cat treats my cats didnt like for $2.50. I am just about to post a few items that I want to get rid of. She asked me to take pictures of a box, then see where that goes. While I was there she kept grabbing items, thinking I can make money off of it. I told her it would be a few dollars but to make room. I mean one being a piggy bank of a train her grandfather gave her. I talked her out of that one, as its meaningful. I mean some of these things are older than me, she gave me 5 light switch covers to sell, a raggity anne doll, a few stuff animals, a cover from some race car driving.
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13 responses
• United States
22 Sep 12
I would never want you to list anything for me. I would never sell a dvd player for that low. you can't find it near that price in a store. I would send her to ebay or amazon and tell her to list it herself. that is way too low to even think of it as a good sale. I bought a dvd player off ebay brand new. for $12 and that is a steal.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
23 Sep 12
I want to get rid of the crap not make money to be honest. A lot of the things I sell I will drop the price if they pick up to get the crap gone. The DVD player was at least 8 years old. I bought it when I was in high school, and barely use it now I dont have a tv. I was going to send it on the dump run, and posted it got $5 and didnt have to leave my house for it. DVD players in store go for $20 brand new (they were in the paper the same day), you wont get your money nearly as much as when you buy it. Half the stuff this lady is giving me to sell, is crap (no offense), but its 20 - 50 years old and junk. She has a couple stuff animals which wouldnt go for anymore than $10. She bought a throw of some race care driver she paid $200 she expects $200 but wants it gone. You wont get that much, it goes online for $30.00. She has collector plate thingys which go for $30 now, but she paid $150 10 years ago, since they go for that price you list it lower even by $5.00.
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• United States
23 Sep 12
That raggedy ann doll would go great if sold on ebay. stuffed animals that are old like that sell really well. they are collectors items. i have tons of ty beanie babies and keep them all in their own ziplock bag for the day when I can't afford to live any more. then I will sell them online. i have a gone with the wind plate in the original box. with papers and all. I will not sell that unless I have no other choice and trust me I would get good money on ebay for that plate.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
23 Sep 12
Is this one of the ladies whom isn't good with her money? I would advise her not to sell anything that she has even a small inkling of a great memory of. There are things in the back of my mind I'd like to sell as I'll never use but I think "No that was mama's" and so while it leaves me being a hoarder, I keep it because it reminds me of my mama.
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@maezee (33282)
• United States
23 Sep 12
I guess you never know what might make her a lot of money. I am guessing light cover switches won't, but you never know I suppose. Sometimes I go through phases like that - and put a million things on eBay - all frenzied - and usually only about 1/2 of them sell. *shrugs*. oh well. It's better to try than not, right?
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
30 Sep 12
I actually put all the effort into it, she whined she had to meet the people. I mean I did it for free to help her out, then she whined all week I told her to do it herself from now on. She had these plates she paud $100 each, 20 year ago she expected that now which wont happen. I told her shes in a dream world she got $20 for each plate. I usually post items to sell to get ride of them, and sure if I make money bonus, but I dont expect to make what I paid for it. BTW where have you been? I havent seen you around and was thinking about you.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
22 Sep 12
Well, even where I live, there is a particular store here called: "The flea market." They withdraw a lot of stuff, from clothing, gifts, furniture, appliances, etc.. Only when they are saturated enough of a particular type of object, then refuse collection. Then they put them on display for sale. After 90 days, the price drops dramaticallyafter other day of not selling a particular item, it goes to charity (and this, in my opinion, is very good!). Your pay is exactly equivalent to 50% of the price of the item sold. The remaining half, obviously hold them (it is clear that they must have an economic return, how else would they do?).
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Sep 12
The flea market here charged about double to triple the cost in store, and the quality of crap. I would never go to a flea market after going to about 3 or 4 in my area in the past. But she wants to sell items that she has had all packed away in boxes for what they were worth then not now.
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@Dominique25 (9475)
• United States
23 Sep 12
Yeah to make good money selling things online takes time and money.Hopefully she will be able to make some money that she can use towards what she likes. I like selling things on ebay and thankfully we recently sold somethings to help pay for our security deposit for our move. After you sell stuff you don't want or need then it requires more searching and spending.
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• Portugal
23 Sep 12
i think its a good idea to sell stuff that you dont need anymore. sometimes people just put in trash and then someone will find it. or give to the church. im not saying its a bad thing but if you sell it at least you win something with this. because things cost you a lot right? so why throw it away? so i think its good that you are selling those things you dont use^^
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
23 Sep 12
You might just be able to sell it but only for a few bucks. It could be a lucrative business actually. You can ask your other friends for their stuff that they wanted and you can sell it a few cents to a few dollars more.
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• United States
23 Sep 12
In three weeks the trailer park is having a yard sale and I am planning on selling some of my crafts if I get things done. I may make some earrings because they are easy to make and do not cost much for materials. I have a few other items to sell, but if I can make at least 15.00 I would be happy. I hope your friend gets a sense of reality and sees that she is not going to become rich by selling a few items. I am glad that you talked her out of selling her train bank.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
23 Sep 12
I agree, I want to get these items gone, so I throw low prices for them. Now her apartment is cluttered, but she doesnt really want to give the items away. She just wants the money, and easy / fast. Some of the items I am selling I won through contests so Im gaining that money. I hope the yard sale goes well for you and I hope some money.
@shaggin (37636)
• United States
23 Sep 12
I used to sell on ebay all the time and earn really well but with all the fees and everything I dont bother anymore. I sell a lot of my things on facebook on the local rummage sale sites. The kids clothes sell quite well but then again I sell them so cheap people are getting such a steal.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
30 Sep 12
Yes, I see many selling kids items which is a good way to clear items out, and get some money. But her items are aged and not worth any money. She paid $100 for these plates 20 years ago, and expect that money now.
• United States
23 Sep 12
If she wants to sell the stuff, she really needs to research what the items are worth. It would be terrible if something that was actually quite valuable was listed for a mere pittance. I can see that possibly happening, since some older toys can bring quite a nice price.
@wongchoiyee (7400)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 12
Hi ricki, I did not sell out my things in the past,instead I throw them away, it s a waste, most of them are new like CDs, perfume, cassettes, accessories, which are all new and beautiful, I regret buying them, if I had keep them up to this date, then I might sell them off one day when i have no money. About your friend, I don't think she can make a lot of money, selling those things that are already 10 years more, maybe you can explain to her that it no longer valuable.
• Netherlands
23 Sep 12
Seems to me she is blinded by false hope. Those items will only catch a few bucks if someone even wants them! I dont think they will sell but without trying you will never know!
• India
23 Sep 12
Hi friend, i don't think she will make a lot of money with this things, in fact it is really hard to sell this kind of things, as you mentioned you sold your DVD player for only $5 then how she can make a big amount with this kind of things?