Does anyone know where in NYC (preferably in or near the East Village) one can have CDs/DVDs resurfaced for cheap? [more inside]
posted by incomple
on Nov 1, 2005 -
I have a silver coin. I would like to sell it. Where would I do so, and what should I be aware of?
posted by solistrato
on Oct 24, 2005 -
I recently received a gift of a of very nice bottle of scotch. I'm not scotch drinker and it's worth way too much to keep around for guests and such. (I could really use some extra cash.) What's the best way to go about selling it? (It's unopened and in its original wooden box.)
posted by timnyc
on Oct 9, 2005 -
Real Estate Agent Filter: I'm about to put a house I own in suburban Maryland (DC Metro) on the market. What are reasonable fees for the selling agent I hire to charge? [more inside]
posted by LGCNo6
on Sep 22, 2005 -
Question from a first-time house seller.
My wife and I recently bought our second home without having sold the first. Although we and our agent feel that the house for sale is priced extremely reasonably and appropriately, it's been on the market for five months now. We have the financial capacity to continue paying for both houses indefinitely, with no need for a bridge loan, so that's not the issue per se. The question is, however, at what point does this process become an unacceptably bad deal, financially, and how do I calculate that? Or has it passed that point already?
In other words, do the past five months of payments on the first house essentially represent money down the drain? Say each monthly payment on the house that hasn't sold (including mortgage, taxes, insurance, and utilities) comes to $2K. Does that effectively mean we might just as well have set the price $10K less five months ago? In which case we should be dropping the price now, and each month from now on, in an effort to stop the bleeding?
I don't notice other sellers dropping their prices with every month that goes by, but the fact remains that since we've only owned the house for four years, we're building up practically no equity each month to "recover" when it finally sells. So it seems like the money's just evaporating. Maybe we get to deduct the taxes and interest from our income tax (or maybe not), but even if we do, it seems to me that there has to be a mathematical point at which it becomes pure damage control. And we may already be well past that point.
I know we're not the only people who've ever been in the position of carrying two houses for a few months--it must happen all the time--I'm just not sure what the conventional wisdom is on handling the situation. Any advice would be appreciated.
posted by azaner
on Aug 9, 2005 -
How does an introverted, nervous, none-too-attractive register-jockey actually make sales? Any advice or books one can read? [more inside]
posted by 235w103
on Jul 20, 2005 -
Setting up a booth to sell t-shirts. Any advice or suggestions for how to go about it? [more inside]
posted by MsMolly
on Jul 1, 2005 -
I am pretty sure I'm just being paranoid, but I would like to check with the savvy crowd here first.
I have listed a range/stove for sale on Craigslist and I got a response from someone who's interested. He has asked for my name and address to send me the payment. All of that is relatively normal.
posted by mikel
on Jun 21, 2005 -
My girlfriend would like to sell a silver heart necklace with a small (~0.10 ct) diamond. It was purchased ~6 years ago for ~$400 on clearance somewhere. That's about all the information we have about it. Questions:
What's the best way of going about selling such a thing? Ebay?
Does it need to be appraised? How much does that typically cost?
We're in Los Angeles.
posted by sirion
on Jun 13, 2005 -
What's the best place / way to sell my quality but no-longer-wanted clothing in the Boston area? Craigslist? eBay? Consignment shops? I'm curious about how I can get the most money possible. [more inside]
posted by josh
on May 19, 2005 -
Cleaning house, looking to sell books, CDs, toys etc., and I'm LOST. Need advice both specific and general. Is eBay best for books and CDs, or are there other places to get better value? With the 'Net awash in Star Wars paraphernalia, how do I find a price for this elaborate 1998 14" talking Darth Vader
? (I've checked books and they're mostly about "vintage" SW toys.) How do I value odd things for my uncle, like this pipe from Germany circa 1890 or earlier
, or some Xmas cards circa WWII made by Chinese Xtian nuns in Tsing Tao
? Is there a market for historical magazines and newspapers, for example with headlines about the first moon walk? [more inside]
posted by Shane
on May 14, 2005 -
I have a big book of old Magic: The Gathering cards. I've been told they're worth a decent amount, but have been out of touch with the game for maybe 6 years. What's the best venue for selling these? Anything relatively painless? Do I need to buy a price index or something?
posted by sirion
on May 7, 2005 -
How should I go about selling a hive of bees? Who would be interested and how would I find them? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker
on Apr 29, 2005 -
My wife and I are likely to be moving from the US to Australia in the next few months. I have a 2004 Audi that we would need to sell. I would like to sell the car to a private buyer, as opposed to a dealer, to make as much back as possible. How do people deal with having a lien on the title while trying to sell the car? [more inside]
posted by qwip
on Apr 14, 2005 -
I live in the SF Bay Area and I need to sell my motorcycle. I've heard advice from Cragislist to Ebay to Cycle Trader, all of which seem fine, but no one I've talked to can make comparisons -- They've all used just one service. Turning to the MeFi community to help, does anyone have anything to offer besides just individual anecdotes? Is there a resource that compares selling services for bikes (or just vehicles in general) that could help with the decision?
posted by wolftrouble
on Mar 7, 2005 -
My wife sells Avon. I had the idea that since she goes door to door delivering Avon books and has created a decent client base, I could make up a snazzy flyer with cool products that the men in her customers' lives would find interesting, but probably would not have seen before (i.e. cool stuff found on the net). I don't have a ton of money to pre purchase lots of product, but probably enough to get started small scale. The men would be 30-60 I'd say. Any product Ideas? [more inside]
posted by jikel_morten
on Mar 7, 2005 -
I have a pretty fancypants guitar that I'm trying to sell. Should I try to sell it on eBay, or go to a local guitar store? [more inside]
posted by cmonkey
on Feb 28, 2005 -
I'm hoping to sell some items online in Japan. specifically ebooks/information and other goods. Which payment service is most comfortable for Japanese people? [more inside]
posted by onekat
on Feb 17, 2005 -
Any Advice on the best way to sell a ring and not get ripped off? A friend of mine has an engagement ring he would like to sell (the relationship died some time ago, before he popped the question). It was originally worth $2,500 and he would like to maximize his return. Clearly, a pawn shop is not the way to go, but neither of us know what other options there are.
posted by Irontom
on Feb 1, 2005 -
My father-in-law is an artist in Japan who has had pretty decent success selling traditional and non-traditional woodcarvings. (His work can be found here
) Now he'd like to show his work in the US. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by rklawler
on Jan 2, 2005 -
I am selling a minor item on ebay and just received a question from a member with 100+ positive feedbacks. It's odd enough that I suspect a scam [mi] [more inside]
posted by hindmost
on Dec 2, 2004 -
CapitalistFilter. So I'm selling some jewelry for a friend and need some advice on what sort of cut I should ask for. (MI) [more inside]
posted by jeremias
on Oct 10, 2004 -
Is it legal to sell your vote in the United States? Since I don't care all THAT much who's president, and I live in a swing state, I was thinking of auctioning my vote off, or forming a syndicate with like-minded citizens to auction our votes en bloc
. I mean, either party would get bigger bang for their buck buying 100,000 votes outright for $6 million, than spending the equivalent on hit-or-miss TV advertising. [more inside]
posted by Faze
on Aug 12, 2004 -
Arranging at transaction with someone 1000 miles away : I'm selling my 1958 Mercedes 2 door coupe, and I have a potential buyer. He's in Chicago. I'm on the East Coast. He suggested 50% down and 50% when he gets the car (he arranges shipping), but I'm uncomfortable with that. Any suggestions ? (More inside)
posted by troutfishing
on Jul 22, 2004 -
My sister has come into some bulk items that she thinks she can sell at a profit on eBay. Are there any good primers out there about starting a quasi-small business like this on eBay? She has basically no eBay experience.
posted by blueshammer
on Jun 9, 2004 -
I'm going crazy trying to sell my house. It's been on the market for a little over 60 days now, which I know isn't unreasonable, but it's making me nuts. Any suggestions on getting it to sell faster without lowering the price? Ridiculous superstitions welcome.
posted by LittleMissCranky
on May 30, 2004 -
So let's assume I own a house in MD. It's completely empty, clean, and requires no beautification. The catch is, I don't live anywhere near MD. What's the best way to find a buyer since I can't show the place myself?
posted by SeizeTheDay
on May 22, 2004 -
So yesterday my wife — Ms. We're-Not-Moving — found a house closer to Portland that she loves. We both love it. The only offer we can make, though, is contingent upon selling our home, which we hadn't even considered until yesterday. Help! Does anyone have experience with this kind of thing? What can we do to make a contingency offer more attractive? What about bridge loans? Anyone have experience with those? I need advice on hurried real estate transactions (other than "don't do them").
posted by jdroth
on May 6, 2004 -
What are the legal requirements for selling a firearm to an out-of-state buyer? There's something about having a local gun dealer (FFL licensee) ship to another dealer (FFL licensed) near them, but I can't find any official information from the ATF about it.
I've got a Glock 19
that I'm trying to sell, but the only people who are interested so far are out-of-state. If I *do* end up with no local buyers, I want to follow the letter of the law in exchanging firearms for money.
Any pointers appreciated.
posted by mrbill
on Mar 21, 2004 -
I've been experimenting with various photographic processes for a few years now, and would like to begin selling prints of my work. Does anyone have experience creating their own giclee prints, or recommendations for a printer that they've worked with? (more inside, naturally) [more inside]
posted by annathea
on Feb 10, 2004 -
Calling all artist-types! How do YOU define the term "selling out?"
posted by ferociouskitty
on Jan 16, 2004 -