Monday, October 24, 2011

eBay Holiday Selling Tips & GIVEAWAY!

I know what you're thinking. It's not even Halloween yet and already Mommy Delicious is talking about Holiday stuff. But, really. It's 31 days until Thanksgiving, 57 days until Hanukkah, 62 days until Christmas, and 63 days until Kwanzaa.

And we've got to stay ahead of the game. Right? Right.

And the early bird catches the worm. Right? Right.

It'll be tragic if you spend your life savings on Holiday gifts this year and start the new year off practically bankrupt. That's no bueno. So let's make a pact to earn extra money before the Holidays so that we can fund our Holiday expenses. Sounds sweet enough. Right? Right.

One way we can do that is to find treasures in our home and sell them on eBay. (And, yes, it's totally possible to earn money by listing items on eBay. While I was not that successful with selling my Halloween costume, my eBay Parent Panel pal over at Classy Chaos was able to sell old Halloween costumes in order to pay for new Halloween decorations. Sweetness!)

If you need help figuring out exactly what you can sell, I suggest you head on over and check out eBay's Holiday Selling Guide. The list is so comprehensive! They include everything -- collectibles (decorative, Holiday, and seasonal), clothing, shoes, and accessories (for men, women, and children), health and beauty items, all types of electronics, loads of toys and games, and even, motor parts. Like I said, the list is SO comprehensive.

Now, about the pact. I'm going to challenge myself to list $150 -- $200 worth of items on eBay for the month of November. I'm putting it out there because I not only want to hold myself accountable for it, but for you to hold me accountable for it as well.

What about you? Are you in for the challenge? If so, join the pact!

{Full Disclosure: As an eBay Parent Panel Ambassador, this post is being sponsored by eBay. All opinions expressed herein are my own.}

This is [slightly] unrelated, but for those of you who will be in the NYC area from November 10th -- 13th and you'd like to attend the 14th Annual NY Chocolate Show held at the Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion, join the pact and leave a comment here. One winner will be chosen at random and will have the chance to enjoy exotic chocolate and wine tasting from all over the world (love!) and drool over the awesome couture showcases made entirely of chocolate (love!).

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I'll be there and it'll be so cool to hang with you.

Okay. So let's earn extra money. And let's enjoy some chocolate and wine. And let's love life.


  1. I love this idea! I was actually just thinking about selling some things on ebay last week! The chocolate festival sounds totally delish, but I will be nowhere near New York any time soon. So sad!


  2. I always, always, ALWAYS mean to sell my old stuff. But then I never do. It sits around my house for weeks, months, years, and I finally just pack it up and give it to Goodwill. :)

  3. Good idea. I actually just recently sold my camera on ebay!

  4. It's never too early to start talking about and preparing for the Holidays. They just jump out of no where if you don't plan ahead of time.
    So, every year I say I'm going to go to the NY Chocolate Show and it has not happened yet. Looks like a lot of fun. WIne and chocolate, how could it not be fun. Nice giveaway!

  5. @Monica -- IT'S YOURS! Send me your email address! Congrats!

  6. It is NEVER too early to think christmas in my house, lol.
    We try to keep it to a minimum with gifts...hubs and I only do one or two gifts to eachother and then we get Connor 10 or so. I know this will increase when he starts to understand the concept more...but trying to be good and not go crazy.

    That said, I don't do the ebay thing..BUT I have been loading up my blog site with things I don't wear and/or need..and selling them to a good home. I think maybe I should look into Ebay as I could start to sell Connor's clothes and other items...hmm, food for thought.

  7. I just sold about $200.00 worth of stuff in the last two weeks. Let me tell you, I am siked! Lol, am all through my house now clearing things out, my only regret is that I didn't do this sooner.

  8. @Carly: Yes, try it! You have so many great fashion finds in your possession. Share the wealth (and the fashion!).

    @Beauty and the Green: Now, THAT'S what I'm talking about.

  9. I am so eBay illiterate. Need all the tips I can get!


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