Ways to Sell a Halloween Costume on Ebay

Holidays/ Celebrations
By: BuddhasMom    
27-Sep-2010

Introduction:Selling unwanted items on Ebay is a great way to de-clutter. Buying used items to resale on Ebay can also be a great way to make extra income! Follow this list to learn how to do it:

  • 01

    Packaged Costumes Sell Best

    Costumes in the original packaging sell best. The package conveys to the buyer that the item is new or almost new. Some people are hesitant to buy 'second hand', so even if the item is used the packaging can often reassure a buyer of the item's worth.

  • 02

    Complete Costumes Are More Desirable

    Check a costume for completeness. If you have the packaging, check the contents against the listed items to be sure everything is accounted for. If you do not have the original packaging do a completed auctions search on Ebay to find an identical item to compare with.

  • 03

    Keep It Clean

    Only sell items that are clean and fresh smelling. Thoroughly check all pieces of a costume for spots and odors. Follow manufacturer's directions for cleaning. Hang costumes outside to air out, or fluff dry in the clothes dryer. Lightly iron if possible.

  • 04

    Keep It Timely

    Maximum profits can be achieved by selling at the optimum time. Typically, when retail stores begin selling seasonal items then it is also a good time to start an Ebay auction. Four to six weeks before Halloween is generally a good time to begin auctions.

  • 05

    Keep It Honest

    Honesty in auctions is always a good policy. Take clear pictures of what is included in the auction. Clearly state sizes and measurements. Note any missing items and costume defects. Always mention if an item is new or used and if an item comes from a smoke free and pet free home.




Final Thoughts

Selling on Ebay is an easy and fun way to make extra money. Be a responsible seller and conduct honest auctions with reasonable shipping charges and timely shipments.


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