Seven out of ten people would be hurt to see gifts they gave up for sale on eBay. So what are you going to do now with that hideous but oh-so-thoughtful item that even now is lurking under your Christmas tree? Follow our handy guide to gift reselling and you won’t go wrong.
Have a secret ID
Never, never, NEVER let your family, friends or work colleagues find out your eBay ID. You don’t want your boss to know about your penchant for Dilbert. You don’t want your trendy friends to know about your Bridget Jones pants. And there might be a million things you don’t want your mother to know about! If by some act of carelessness on your part, your eBay ID has become known, then register a new one; you can have as many as you like, all they need is different email addresses. Believe us, this will save you grief in the long-run.
Don’t let your own home be visible in the photos
You will not be able to deny it’s Auntie Doris’s plaid pantaloons you’re selling if your living room can be seen in the background of your photograph. Photograph larger items against a plain, neutral-coloured wall. For smaller items, a light tent makes your photographs so much better, or use a plain sheet.
Have a tidy out
Leave it til Easter
Let’s face it, by Easter, everyone’s forgotten about Christmas. Give it a few months, and no one’s going to spot your ingratitude, you undeserving traitor 😀
But if you really think eBay’s a no-no…
Give it back to them next year
“I loved mine so much, I got you one just like it! Merry Christmas!”