How to sell things, for money, on the internet
If you recall the last garage sale you had, remember that you had a lot of visitors, but not everyone bought something. There is no sense in counting visitors, it's just depressing. Display your items, and if you are really smart, you put a price tag on everything. People don't like to ask what the price is, for fear of looking foolish. So put prices on your stuff! Saying something like "email for prices" is a mistake. Don't do it.
And, like a garage sale, people are looking for bargains. Don't be surprised if someone makes an offer that is below your asking price. My advice is to take it. Haggling back and forth can be very annoying, both to you, and your buyer. And don't cheat people. Remember that at the garage sale, they know where you live. You are not a con artist, or a swindler, you are having a garage sale. You know how to behave. Enough said.
Use Paypal or accept only US Postal cashier's checks. Unfortunately, there are a lot of bad guys out there. But most people are, like you and me, very nice. And they are happy to find, and pay for, that cool item that you selling!
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Posted by Brad Hall