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Sell your Items Effortlessly to Earn More Cash

Most of us spend our time and money shopping online these days because of its convenience, but how many of us actually thought of selling our unwanted items for some fast extra cash?
ST701 Editorial Team - April 23, 2013
By: Nurul Shazlynn
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Sell your Items Effortlessly to Earn More Cash

Most of us spend our time and money shopping online these days because of its convenience, but how many of us actually thought of selling our unwanted items for some fast extra cash? Make space for your new buys by selling your stuff online. Here are some tips for you to get started.

Choosing your items
Use your own discretion when picking items to sell - nobody wants to buy any of your old torn shirts. Vintage clothes from past eras, on the other hand, can be auctioned off for up to hundreds of dollars.

Do some research on the rarity of the item and find out how easily you can find something similar. You may not get as much enquiries if you’re selling a used iPhone 4S along with hundreds of other users online, unless you are selling it at an extremely low price or you use an extremely attractive title.

Also, keep in mind the price you list. A second-hand Samsung S3 will not sell for S$898 anymore, regardless of its condition. But list it at $400, and you could get many enquiries from bargain hunters!

Choosing your medium
Different websites cater to different needs of the users. The website you choose to host your items depend on what you are selling, and that makes a lot of difference when people browse through your items.

STClassifieds hosts a wide range of items under dozens of categories which makes it a breeze for users to view your postings. Transactions are also made easy as there are no third parties involved – buyers can contact you directly through mobile or email and there are no issues of any hidden listing fees. Even registration is free and there are no charges for posting your items.

As long as you do your homework and know what each different hosting site offers, you should be able to discern which works best for the product you are selling.

Sell your stuff
Carefully check through your listing before you post it. A lot of things contribute to a buyer’s decision, hence leaving little room for them to doubt you. Avoid sounding like a spammer by using correct grammar, or using irrelevant buzzwords and adjectives. That will leave little room for users to have doubt on your items. Once you’re sure you want to let go of your items, all you have to do is wait. In good times, you will earn some extra cash that can be used for even more shopping! 

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