After you have considered the potential time and money invested in selling an item on eBay, you still have to ask yourself
Is it worth the energy?
You may have the perfect item but things still might not go as you plan. Consider these ideas before you invest the energy:
A. What if it doesn't sell? - Are you ready to re list, and invest the listing fee again?
B. What if it sells for less than you were hoping?
C. Do you have enough positive feedback to be a trustworthy seller?
D. Can you afford to refund the money back if something unfortunate happens during shipping?
E. Do you have the patience to deal with many emails from potential buyers?
Selling on eBay can be a great way to make extra money. Many people have work at home jobs based on eBay selling.
I strongly recommend anyone who is considering selling on eBay to at least buy something first. That way you can be familiar with the process. You will know from your experience what to do to make buyers more confident in the sale, and hopefully comeback for more!
Selling eBay can also be a great practice for teaching kids about money. From the safety of your home, your kids can learn about customer service, investment vs. reward, and value.