eBay Packlink Delivery Discount for lock down cash raising

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With January traditionally a month which sees tighter purse strings, eBay is the place to sell everyday items to make some extra cash, especially as eBay have brought back an eBay Packlink delivery discount to lower your shipping costs.

For those back living in their childhood home, students with university fees to pay, people stepping on to the property ladder or parents about to expand their brood, here are just some of the items that they might have lying around, which could help to ease their financial woes.

New research has revealed that many of us are sitting on unwanted items bought during the last lockdown including tech, such as games consoles, as well as jigsaws, board games and at-home beauty products.

eBay also witnessed an uptick in listings on the 30th of December, as Brits looked to make a bit of quick cash from unwanted Christmas presents.

“With much of the UK plunged into another lockdown, we anticipate more people looking to declutter for a fresh start and as an opportunity to make some extra cash.

There is a big appetite for pre-loved items. As Brits looked to bag a bargain, three secondhand purchases were made every second in 2020, with over 7 million used items sold on eBay UK during the month of January alone.”
– Emma Grant, Head of Pre-loved, eBay

eBay Packlink Delivery discount

To help people sell safely from home, eBay has reintroduced an eBay Packlink Delivery discount which enables the collection and delivery of parcels directly from your doorstep via Hermes and UPS for as little as £2.89 and all from the comfort of your own home.

Moving Out

For young people moving out of their family home after spending 2020 locked down with parents, quick cash can be made from the childhood items they won’t be taking to their new digs. With nostalgic childhood favourites like beanie babies and pokemon cards hidden away at the back of cupboards, parting ways with old toys can help young movers fund their first taste of freedom. Average selling price for items include:

  1. Hot Wheels – £10.50
  2. Beanie baby – £6.43
  3. Pokemon Cards- £9.55
  4. Cassette player – £36.59
  5. Computer – £129
  6. Furbies- £16.46
  7. Sylvanian Families- £14.82
  8. Roller Skates- £10.30
  9. DVD Player – £30.92
  10. Scooter- £65.39

Young people flying the nest could make an average of: £329.96


Students who are looking to line their pockets before heading back to uni can make some quick cash from old clothes, gadgets and unwanted Christmas presents, with the average selling price for these items noted at:

  1. Old trainers – £27.60
  2. XBox – £8.56
  3. Heels – £18.30
  4. CD’s – £5.53
  5. Books- £7.18
  6. Sports kit – £36.64
  7. Backpack – £20.69
  8. Bike- £68.46
  9. Old smartphone – £157.42
  10. Old computer- £129

Students could make an average of: £479.38

Buying a first home

After saving for deposits to secure their first pad, first time buyers who can’t wait to have their own space can make an average of £59.63 from those long ago used items that won’t make it into the moving vans. Partners can make some quick cash on compromising items to make shelf space for their significant other and get listing the gadgets and appliances that they may be doubling up such as TV sets, kitchen gadgets and furniture.

  1. Sofa- £51.57
  2. Coffee table – £62.48
  3. Food Processor – £36.35
  4. Nespresso Coffee machine- £78.68
  5. Photo frames- £8.58
  6. Vintage lamp shade – £19.05
  7. Mirror – £33.13
  8. Cocktail shaker – £12.89
  9. Vinyl records – £12.92
  10. TV – £222.22

Home movers could make an average of: £537.80

Baby on the way

With many welcoming new-borns into the world this year, nesters who once spent free time on hobbies can sell on old equipment, such as tennis rackets or musical instruments, to make some quick cash to fund the perfect nursery.

  1. Musical instruments- £28.91
  2. Games consoles- £107.56
  3. Rugs – £29.23
  4. Handbags- £10.70
  5. Tennis rackets- £25.13
  6. Coat/Jackets – £21.85
  7. Wedding dress- £80.51
  8. Sewing machine- £52.47
  9. High heels- £18.30
  10. Jewellery- £27.99

Growing families could make an average of: £402.60

With over 27 million people in the UK shopping on eBay every month, the online marketplace can help you top up your bank balance. You can also easily donate to charity when selling, simply select the proportion of your sale that you’d like to donate and pick from over 8,000 charities enrolled on eBay.

eBay Royal Mail Service

You can also sell safely from home with the new eBay Royal Mail service which allows you to easily arrange home collections. Simply buy postage with click and drop, select the items you wish to send and input the recipient and sender details before choosing your collection date. You can then print your label at home and have your parcel collected safely from your doorstep. For further information visit send.royalmail.com.


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