What is the best way for me to sell (in the United States) an electronic device designed for the Japanese market? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Jan 12, 2011 -
We need to sell our almost brand-new car. How can we do it without losing too much money? [more inside]
posted by zsazsa
on Jan 1, 2011 -
We want to move. We've decided to stay in Omaha. I found a house that is a REAL bargain. So I need you, dear mefites, to help me measure the pros and cons. [more inside]
posted by wwartorff
on Dec 21, 2010 -
My husband bought a new Tempur-pedic mattress/box springs set hoping to ease some back pain he's been experiencing. After only two nights, he concluded that the mattress is too soft for him to sleep comfortably, and that it only worsened his back pain. I put the set on Craigslist for about 1/5 less than we paid, but we---predictably, maybe---had no takers. It is, of course, too big for selling/shipping on e-bay. I think most people hesitate about buying used mattresses, however light the use. We could just donate the set to a thrift store, but I'd rather try to recoup some of the nearly $700 that he paid.
Has anyone had a successful experience selling a mattress? If so, how did you do it?
Many thanks in advance.
posted by ragtimepiano
on Nov 12, 2010 -
We've decided to move. We currently live in Omaha, NE and are considering moving to Cedar Rapids, IA, where I grew up, because greatschools.org indicates that the schools there kick ass compared to Omaha and vicinity. (Our kids are 3 and 1, so we've got time, but you know... no time like the present.) We're still a little conflicted about whether to go to CR or not, but I'll save that question for next week.
This week's question IS: what should we do to our house to get it ready to sell? [more inside]
posted by wwartorff
on Nov 10, 2010 -
How do I get someone who bought and paid for something I sold them on eBay to actually take possession of their goods? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Nov 6, 2010 -
I've been using Amazon to sell used books but USPS shipping costs cause my net earnings to be nearly nil. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo
on Aug 30, 2010 -
What are the best days/times to have ebay auctions end? Which are the days/times to absolutely avoid?
posted by lord_yo
on Aug 9, 2010 -
I have furniture. I would like to convert it into small amounts of money, with the assistance of some guy named Craig. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor
on Jul 16, 2010 -
I've got two broken (as far as I can tell) printers. Can I sell them? If not, what is the best way to get rid of them? [more inside]
posted by moonroof
on Jul 12, 2010 -
We have inherited a home in a retirement village in the Jacksonville Florida area. Prior to us inheriting it the home has been on the market for 2 years. The realtor lowered the price 6 months ago and tells us that it is best price in the area. The home has a 700 a month maintenance fee and we are anxious to sell so that we can divide the proceeds of the sale amongst the 3 children.
Our realtor is telling us that lowering the price now won’t do much because there are not any people coming through the area. What do you recommend? Should we place an ad? If so where? Is there a senior magazine for retires in the snow belt of who would be interested. What is the next best course of action?
posted by ChrisB48
on Jul 1, 2010 -
How can I sell my Star Trek/Star Wars Customizable Card Game cards and Miniatures game pieces for the best balance of money/hassle? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on Jun 24, 2010 -
Stuck with a house that I haven't been able to sell, becoming difficult financially to maintain as a rental. Please advise (long, sorry). [more inside]
posted by photo guy
on Jun 23, 2010 -
I want to start an "I will sell your stuff on Ebay" service in my town. What should I know about this before proceeding? [more inside]
posted by Wanderboy
on May 8, 2010 -
I have a self-produced CD I am looking to sell on Amazon.com. Anybody have any experience with this? [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie
on Apr 29, 2010 -
I'm about to sell my scooter on BikeTrader (I'm in the UK). What should I expect? I've never sold one before. Specific questions follow. [more inside]
posted by dowcrag
on Apr 23, 2010 -
I'm strongly considering putting in a offer on an income-restricted HDFC coop apartment in Brooklyn. I just straddle the income limits for 2009, but am well below it for 2006, 2007, and 2008, and the agent has assured me that won't be a problem, given the board an lawyer for this building (meeting the spirit of the regulations, if not the letter). I can afford to put down a large enough down payment so my monthly costs end up being slightly less than what my rent is now (with significantly more stability in cost from year to year). So I'm pretty sure this makes sense for me, but my only question is: is this a mistake in terms of eventually reselling the place? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 22, 2010 -
I'm from Texas. I want to sell my car, but have heard that I may be able to sell it for slightly more ($1000-$2000 extra) in another part of the US. Is this something that is actually true? Or would it be more trouble than it's worth? [more inside]
posted by vakker
on Apr 7, 2010 -
Hi there -
Some years ago, I was working at a high end outdoor clothing store (think Patagonia, Arc'teryx, Marmot - etc.) and we had a Japanese gentleman who came in 1-2 times a season and usually cleaned us out of one particular style (usually men's Patagonia jackets) - therefore, we came to refer to him as "Gray Market Guy".
I've always been curious, is there any real money to be made in doing this? [more inside]
posted by swss
on Mar 15, 2010 -
CopyrightFilter: Lets say I wanted to take a book in the public domain, illustrate it, set it, and design it as a kind of portfolio project that shows I can do all these things - could I then sell the book legally via print on demand or running my own press?
posted by The Whelk
on Feb 17, 2010 -
Is there a BBS community for people who buy and sell older/original retail copies of videogames? [more inside]
posted by softsantear
on Jan 24, 2010 -
Where to sell an original hand-drawn Dennis the Menace comic strip online? [more inside]
posted by kdern
on Jan 16, 2010 -
I'm looking for a print-on-demand site for prints and possibly calendars of my illustrations. But not CafePress, Zazzle, DeviantArt or RedBubble. Who's left? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun
on Dec 1, 2009 -
If I strap a suitcase to my chest so that it's open, almost like one of those trays that an old-style 'cigarette girl' has, and walk on the street downtown, selling little odds and ends, is it legal? [more inside]
posted by Sully
on Nov 27, 2009 -
I'm considering selling my Leica, M-6 camera on Ebay and was wondering if Ebay is a safe, reliable place to sell expensive gear like this?
posted by tangyraspberry
on Nov 25, 2009 -
I have several boxes of expensive electronic components (like this DC-DC converter
, various high-freq op amps, 14-bit ADCs, several rad-hard milspec discrete devices, etc.), and I'd like to sell them online. Is there an eBay-like Mouser or Digikey-type site?
posted by spiderskull
on Nov 24, 2009 -
my parents are in danger of losing their farm, because they aren't selling any wine. People say the wine is great but the marketing and name are ugly and cheap. My brother and I need to learn about pinot noir wines and the wine industry quickly to see if we can help. I don't really drink very often, and really know bugger all about wine. [more inside]
posted by compound eye
on Nov 13, 2009 -
My grandpa lives in Chicago and has decided to move into a retirement community (also in Chicago). We are not sure what to do with his condo. The mortgage is paid off, but the assessments come to about $550 a month with taxes being around $1000/yr. We would like to sell the condo at some point, but right now market is so bad that it might not be worth selling. We are considering renting it out, but have never had experience with renting. We believe we can rent it out for about $1,000 a month. [more inside]
posted by parakeetdog
on Nov 1, 2009 -