eBay.com shut down Instant Sale trade program

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Instant SaleeBay.com have shut down their “Instant Sale” trade in program for consumer electronics.

The program really appealed to people who were too lazy or couldn’t be bothered to list their unwanted items on eBay, but there was a high price to pay – we checked when the program first launched and an iPhone 2G 4Gb in good condition with a charger could be sold $50.00. A similar iPhone listed on eBay with a start price of $50.00 was selling for well over $100.00!

eBay said “Based on the results of recent eBay selling pilots, as well as our development of more simplified and personalized selling experiences, we have discontinued the eBay Instant Sale trade-in program in North America, and continue to focus on developing new, simplified and streamlined mobile and online selling experiences”.

In other words it’s so easy to sell on eBay using your mobile that you might as well sell your products on eBay and get a better price! The program might come back in the future, but in the mean time if you don’t want to sell your products yourself then there are plenty of trading assistants, such as Stuff U Sell in the UK, who will happily sell your unwanted items on your behalf.



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