How to Sell Sports Trading Cards on eBay

How to Sell Sports Trading Cards on eBay

For collectors eBay can be a great resource to both buy and sell sought after items – and the world of sports Trading Cards is thriving on eBay.  But selling things on eBay can be daunting – there are forms to fill out, packing and shipping costs to consider and you want to be sure you get the best price for your stuff… So whether the trading cards you plan to sell are ones you’ve been saving since you were a kid, or  inherited from that sports-crazed uncle, or even if you just found a box full at a yard sale (good for you!)  You’ll want to do some preparation and research before you begin. There are plenty of sites out there with advice on ebay selling tips – but TheCardboardConnection.com is actually a site dedicated to trading cards – and they have a Comprehensive Guide to get you started.  This is very comprehensive – from first opening your eBay account all the way through the importance of photographs, pricing, how to write a listing and what shipping supplies you’ll need after you sell it. One of the most valuable pieces of insight in this detailed article is the section on pricing.  Trading Cards value increase and decrease over time, with the market, with players activity both on and off field and any number of factors.  And what you think a card is worth may not match up with what the market will bear. Here they show you how to research what cards are actually selling for on eBay over the past 90 days.  This can be a great...
Trash To Cash – Grandma’s Vintage Christmas Ornaments

Trash To Cash – Grandma’s Vintage Christmas Ornaments

The time comes for all of us – when we have to go through a lifetime of stuff in an elder relative’s garage/attic/basement.   You could drive it all to Goodwill, or have a yard sale and haggle with people over a dime.   But what if some of that dusty old junk is actually worth something?   In this Trash To Cash post we take a look at Vintage Christmas Ornaments. Rising to popularity in America in the 1940’s Shiny-Brite glass Christmas ornaments were the staple of Christmas Trees around the country until the late 1960’s.  Being glass, and perhaps seen as dated by younger generations many of the original Shiny-Brites did not survive – having been discarded or just broken over time. The classic look of these ornaments has inspired a new generation to decorate vintage and they are now actively sold on eBay.  Individual ornaments can sell for between $5 and $15 and a whole box full  could get you between $30 and $75. Obviously sale prices can vary based on condition, detail, and the rarity of the particular design – but there’s good value in these for sure!  Far better than the 50 cents you’d get at a yard sale.   If you find a box packed away in grandma’s basement with her other Christmas decorations – your family’s story may be part of the value – when listing your Shiny-Brites be sure to convey what part of the country etc these ornaments have been in – and the years of history they’ve seen.  Give your buyer the nostalgia factor – it can only add to to the...
Profit-Generating eBay Tips From Lynn Dralle “The Queen of Auctions”

Profit-Generating eBay Tips From Lynn Dralle “The Queen of Auctions”

If you’re new to selling on eBay, or have been doing it a while but know you could do it better, you might want to pay a visit to “The Queen.”  Lynn Dralle not only makes good money selling on eBay, but she shares what she’s learned – by teaching classes, publishing an eZine, a book, holding online courses – she even makes herself available for individual consulting.  Talk about a resource! At SnapPost we’re all about making your online selling easy, and that includes introducing you to The Queen!  In her recent eZine she passed on these inspiring profit-making tips: WHEN BUYING ASK FOR THE STORY “Ask every seller of a set (or unique items) where they acquired the pieces, if they know who made it and what is the pattern name (if it isn’t signed).” You can learn a lot, avoid costly mistakes – and having the background or ‘history’ of an item can increase it’s value.    She had aquired a set of 11 glass tumbers for $1 each, and sold them for nearly $110 – because her source told her they were from Pottery Barn – and she included that in her listing.  That was all the value for her buyer and she turned a tidy profit!   THERE’S A BUYER OUT THERE FOR EVERYTHING Lynn shared this story from one of her readers.  This strange looking wooden item was purchased in a lot of other, more obvious things.  She said “ I almost threw this item but know you always say there’s a buyer out there for everything. “   She did a little research and listed...
PB&J Anyone? – The Sandwich Generation’s Stuff Problem

PB&J Anyone? – The Sandwich Generation’s Stuff Problem

You may not know it, but you might be part of the “Sandwich Generation“. In the US, the statistics say that 25% of Americans are between the ages of 35-54. Like peanut butter and jelly we are sandwiched between both our almost adult kids and our downsizing parents and elders. Plus we have to deal with their stuff! How can a lifetime’s worth of possessions from a 3 bedroom house fit into senior housing? What about my  garage? How could my kids have so many toys and outdated electronics left behind as they move on? Do I really want to put it all in storage to deal with later and pay storage bills? Can my garage hold any more? Most Sandwich Generation folks have full time jobs while dealing with this mess. The idea of finding new homes for all this stuff and earning a living at the same time is overwhelming.  In this situation many go the Garage Sale route –  a painful weekend where strangers paw all your relative’s possessions and haggle with you over a quarter.  Overwhelmed, the only other option seems to be cart it off for donation.  But wouldn’t it be nice to match your uncle’s ashtray collection to someone who actually appreciates it?  To find someone who’d wear your Dad’s old golf pants?  And to get a decent price for these things?   What about selling them on eBay? Most people pause at the thought.  Selling all this on eBay seems so hard.  That means filling out all those forms, and there are strategies and things you need to know.  It’s overwhelming to most...
SnapPost Video Pick:  “How I Make Money On Ebay” by Raiken Profits

SnapPost Video Pick: “How I Make Money On Ebay” by Raiken Profits

                  At SnapPost we’re all about helping you get the most for your stuff online.  And that’s what today’s Video Pick is all about! “HOW I MAKE MONEY ON EBAY” is a 5 minute glimpse on how YouTuber and eBay seller Raiken Profits turns clothing he finds in thrift shops, on discount racks and elsewhere and turns a quick profit reselling them to people who really appreciate them on eBay. Take a look at this week’s  SNAP POST VIDEO PICK:  HOW I MAKE MONEY ON EBAY by Raiken Profit...