Do You Ebay?
I've been selling and buying on Ebay for years now. I'm always amazed at how many of my friends are either afraid to purchase or sell something on Ebay. Over the years, Ebay has refined it's buying and selling process to the point where a kid could do this, but you really wouldn't want your kid let loose with your Paypal account. Buying is super easy. You don't even need a Paypal account, although it's advisable that you sign up for one. Many sellers accept money orders in payment of their goods (I do). If it's more convenient for the buyer and it entices them to buy, then good for you. Also, you save yourself some money on Paypal fees (yes, there are fees, just like a bank). If you want to sell on Ebay, it's a little more complicated, but if I can do it so can anyone else. Don't know what to sell? Take a look around your house for anything you no longer want or use, including unwanted gifts and start there. Used clothing is very hot, especially anything with a designer tag as well as accessories. Electronic and technical equipment is always huge. You can even sell your home on Ebay. Do you have unwanted books, CDs and DVDs? You can use Ebay's sister company, Half.com to sell these items at a fixed price. Ebay is a win/win situation for the holidays, whether you are looking to buy gifts or sell items for some quick cash too. However, like anything else in life, this isn't perfect. Once in a blue moon you will come across a seller or buyer who is unscrupulous. Be aware of this and be careful and know that Ebay has a great support system, including forums to help you navigate your way though any possible situation. The old saying, "Let the buyer beware", definitely applies, but I would also add "Let the seller beware" too.