We all have them.
eBay DEATH PILES. (I think the eBay Scavengers coined that term, thanks Jay and Ryanne.)
Piles of items you bought with the intention of selling on eBay that you haven't listed yet. Often taking on a life of their own, multiplying at night, and the culprit for another phenomenon in homes and storage units called "inventory creep."
Also known as money you have spent on stuff to sell, that is not working for you, that is just sitting there growing. Your own self-inflicted thrift store in a jumbled up mess in your house.
Death piles have often been the cause of marital unrest, vanishings of guest rooms, ceilings caving in, and in some cases, have been known to eat pets and small children. Can be dangerous if left ignored.
Ok, so I had fun with that, but you get the idea. The stuff can take over.
One way to get rid of it, keep your marriage intact, find missing pets, and get the money back that you put into those eBay inventory purchases, is to sell it off in lots in my eBay Buy and Sell Group.
Keep in mind, that while YOU may have unlimited access to all the inexpensive eBay inventory your heart desires, many people don't for these reasons:
They live in a rural area without any thrift stores, or poor quality thrift stores.
They are disabled and physically get out and shop - they need to shop online.
They are caregivers and must be at home with a loved one all day.
They live in an area where thrift store prices are too high to turn anything for a profit on eBay.
They have small children and it is difficult to go shopping.
They work full time and don't have time to thrift.
They are new to eBay and don't know what to buy - they want to buy inventory from an experienced seller.
They don't have a vehicle and must take public transportation - it is hard to carry much home when you have to ride on a bus or subway.
There are more reasons, but you get the idea. Sellers out there NEED inventory, and they will buy it from other sellers on this group - in fact, they HAVE BEEN buying it for 6 weeks on my group. Here is some feedback from sellers who have purchased lots on the group:
Many sellers have commented that the $50 a month fee is too high, or too risky to try the group, so I am offering a $25 special for a whole month. From today, May 9 - June 9, you can join the group for $25 and post as many lots as you like.
- Join the group here
- Pay the $25 fee at this link and start posting
- Shipping is figured from your zip code to the buyer's zip code - buyer pays shipping
- Local pick up is allowed
- Pay your seller via Paypal
- Your post stays up until it sells or you remove it
- You may bump your post to the top once every 24 hours
- There are over 1,600 members in the group, about 75% are buyers
- Your 30 day membership goes from the day you join for 30 days
- No obligation to stay more than a month - no high pressure sales pitch from me, just come and sell your stuff!
Summer is coming which means kids will be home, vacations will be happening, company is coming, and some folks won't be able to get out and thrift like they used to. They will come to this group to buy YOUR stuff!