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The online auction
If you have the time and inclination to photograph your clobber and create a listing – and be prepared to sell your cast-offs internationally – you may soon be mailing your hard-won H&M x Maison Martin Margiela bag to a fashion-obsessed design student in Brisbane for five times the original price.
James Stewart, director of consumer-to-consumer selling at eBay, has top tips for selling through online auctions.
1. ‘Timing is key. Listings that end in the middle of the night will be seen by fewer people.’
2. ‘Make sure you’re on hand after the sale to provide great customer service. This will ensure positive feedback.’
3. ‘Use your mobile for ease. The eBay app is free and you can list an item in just 60 seconds using barcode technology.’