How to remotely sell stuff on ebay
April 21, 2014 4:19 PM Subscribe
I'm tying to help a family member sell a bunch of stuff. He lives in rural Northern California and I don't particularly want to deal with ebay myself. What are my options?
posted by latkes to Shopping (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
He's asked me to help him sell a bunch of stuff. Stuff includes but is not limited to:
Musical instruments of mostly low to moderate value but possibly some higher
Mixing equipment, speakers, monitors and other equipment of in some cases higher value
Aging computer stuff
Random "toys" like a full sized popcorn popper and other kitchen gadgets
A large selection of DVDs (if it's worth selling them?)
I could drive up to get them myself but I really don't want to deal with selling this stuff myself. I hate ebay and I'm very busy. It's worth it to him to lose money if someone else will deal with the whole process, ie: pick the stuff up, catalog it, sell it, and then take a percentage (or flat rate?) to do so.
I see there are services that do this, but not in his rural location (Humboldt County, half hour from smallish town). Even if I can get a service or someone from craigslist (or mefi jobs?) or whatever to do this, how can I possibly vet this person?
Thanks so much for your ideas on this,