I wanted to get rid of a paint sprayer and decided to make some quick money on eBay. I listed the item last week and sold it within a week. It was too heavy to ship, so a local sale was the only option. Fortunately, I live in Chicagoland and with over 8 million residents (city and suburbs), finding a buyer was likely.
The process was simple, I went with the auction option, and a starting price of $100. Two or three days after the initial listing, I received a request for more photographs from a potential buyer. I supplied 4 more pics, one from every side.
The buyer got back to me a day or two later and offered the $100. I took it, and since he lived 20 minutes away, he picked it up. This was the easiest $100 cash I ever made. He was a professional painter and I needed the money. Win-win.
The process is simple and easy. If you want to make money, list something of value on eBay or similar, provide details when requested, and collect the money.
This doesn’t work every time, of course, and I still have a set of 12 handmade crystal water and wine glasses that people like, but I can’t sell. I’ve tried Etsy, Craigslist, and now eBay. No dice. No value to anyone at this time. No surprise – crystal glasses are not a hot holiday item.
But the paint sprayer – quick money on eBay. Works for me.