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5 Tips to Selling Second Hand with Tinitrader

July 17, 2014
5 Tips to Selling Second Hand with Tinitrader

Sell your pre-loved goods and win! Some handy tips from Tinitrader!

We all know how fast kids grow and how kids stuff accumulates. And what better way to turn these pre-loved items into cash by selling them online with Tinitrader!

But where to start!? We’ve put together some handy tips to help get you going and make sure you have a smooth selling experience.

1. Making the Decision to Sell

It may seem like yesterday you were purchasing your very first cot or pram and decorating your nursery. Ask yourself what is really necessary for the home? While you may experience some separation anxiety (we’ve all been there!), you can look forward to all the new goodies and memories de-cluttering and updating will bring.

2. Getting the Item Ready to Sell

Once you’ve made the decision, it’s all about preparation! Begin by inspecting the item for any wear and tear. If pieces are broken or missing, it might be a good idea to get in contact with manufacturers to get spare parts or details on where these can be found for future buyers.

When cleaning items make sure you’re thorough. Remove covers from prams to make cleaning easy and always follow the instructions. Unfortunately not everything can be thrown in to the washing machine! If you can, always use a gentle setting and cooler temperatures to ensure no extra damage is caused.

After cleaning the items, take photos from different angles with different lighting. Make sure you include photos of accessories included and of marks or tears if relevant. Buyers will trust your ad more if its detailed and real photos are included.

3. Placing your Second Hand Ad

To get started, create a free account with Tinitrader to begin posting your items click here

When filling in the item description, include as much information as possible. Stuck on what to write? Think about the questions YOU would want answered if you were buying the item.

Some useful things to include are age, brand, make, size, accessories included, damage, defects, dimensions and the general condition.

4. Pick up or Postage?

Indicate if the item is available for pick up only or whether you are able to post the item.

Postage is a great way to increase the potential buyers interested in your item. If you are happy to post, include an estimated cost and make sure you are able to pack the items well – boxes, parcel tap and bubble wrap are handy and will ensure your package arrives safely

5. Be Wary of Scammers

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that everyone is genuine. Be aware of scammers and have a look at some tips on protecting yourself against nasty scammers.

Selling your items really is a great way to make some extra cash and to move any unused item out of the house! Click here to create your free account.