Shake that money-maker? Or how do I sell stuff on EBay?

  1. I know it's late, but here I am, haven't bought one Christmas present yet. I haven't even shopped for Thanksgiving.

    If only I could grocery-shop online and have it delivered in my area! But we can't yet.

    We had some unexpected expenses in the past month which blew the budget.

    So I'm sitting here contemplating my first EBay sale, which would be a pair of Z-coil shoes that I wore for only about a week before I decided I didn't like them. I also have a pair of danskos but I don't think I kept the box for them, and I wore them only a couple of times.

    Maybe some nursing texts?

    I wonder if there's a market for nursing notes?

    Thoughts? Ideas? Tips?
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  3. by   Tweety
    My sister sells just about any and everything on eBay, including her used clothes. I've sold CDs and made about $200 selling classical CDs that I didn't listen to anymore. I'm thinking about getting rid of some old ones and selling again (and using them to finance buying some new ones).

    I think if you don't set your prices too high and are willing take what you get, then you can do o.k. on eBay.
  4. by   JentheRN05
    Selling on ebay is really easy. Sign up. Go to seller central and follow the prompts. Have your starting bid no less than what you will accept for the item. Unless it's something you really won't use, then I sell it as cheap as I can see selling it for. A good guide is to look on ebay and see what others are selling it for.

    Also - here's a tip. When titling your item, call it what it is. For example. Your z-coil shoes.

    Have the title
    Z-Coil Shoes, Nurses must have tennis shoes sneakers

    Never start an ad with 'an awesome.....' because it goes on first words as a search. Must have important stuff in the title that you would be searching for.

    I have been selling on ebay for 7 or 8 years now (pretty much since they started selling other things besides the pez dispensers.

    If you have any questions feel free to let me know

    Also - believe it or not, yes there is a market for nursing notes - I sell mine on ebay by download
    Last edit by JentheRN05 on Nov 21, '06 : Reason: adding to post
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Do a search for Z-coils on eBay first. That way, you can see what others are selling them for and price yours accordingly. I made a bunch of $$ selling old care plan books and nursing DX cards on eBay. Nobody wanted my old texts, though. Too old and outdated. I've sold a few stethoscopes I didn't like on eBay, and a bunch of old scrubs, as well.