Many people have electronic goods and will decide to offer them for sale when they are buying new goods or to make some money. Items such as tablets, laptops and TV’s are often still quite valuable when they are a few years old.
When you have decided to put your used items up for sale there are a couple of things you should do to ensure you get the best possible price. It is better if your item is in good working order and in the original box with the instruction book. If your item is still under a manufacturer guarantee it will usually command a better price.
There are many ways to advertise your goods and you should look at each option before you make a final choice. Placing adverts in the local press is a very good option and it can be worth asking your friends, family members and work colleagues. If the company that you work for has a notice board it can be worth placing an advert on there and you may get some interest.
When you decide to advertise in the local press you need to put together an advert that will attract buyers. It is a good idea to keep the advert as short and simple as possible and list all details of the item. You will be charged a fixed fee for the initial listing and you can always list again if your item does not sell.
When you are upgrading a piece of electronic kit there may be the option to part exchange your old item for the new one. A lot of retailers will accept quality used items and after they have valued them they can deduct this value from the asking price of the new goods. This option can often result in you obtaining a better price than when you advertise the item for sale.
Listing your items on a web auction site is also useful and it is a very convenient method. After taking pictures of your item you can type out a full description and list it for a set period of time. You will have to keep an eye on proceedings as some potential buyers may want to ask you questions and it is advisable to put a reserve price on your listed items.
There are a couple of other useful ways to move your items which are worth considering. Garage sales are popular and it can be a good way to clear your home of unwanted items. If you use social media then it may be worth advertising your items there for a short while.