Selling big ticket items

prodjay

DJ Extraordinaire
Dec 13, 2009
482
Bossier, Louisiana
If you were going to sale some larger than normal, how would you go about trying to save on the expense of the fees that ebay and paypal charge?

I talking about items over 1k.
 

steve149

Veni, Vidi, Lusi
Staff member
Sep 26, 2011
32,350
Prospect, CT
Much depends on the size and shippability too. I use eBay for many items just because of the reach it has .. the downside being roughly 13% lost to fees. It's tough to sell physically large items there because of the cost to ship these days. I have sold items over $1000 many times through eBay .. some to all parts of the globe. I have sold speakers on eBay .. mostly listing them as local pickup only.

Other options for audio gear are reverb.com (low fees but less of an audience), Amazon (you can list used items there, but fees are slightly higher than eBay), Craigslist (good for local sales but high risks), and the newer ones like LetGo.

I have also listed items on the Facebook Marketplace (no charge) .. there are some specific to almost every genre.
 
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Albatross

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Sep 7, 2016
3,737
I go to Craigslist and post to a local DJ Facebook group if it's DJ related. If I can deal in cash locally, I'd prefer to do that.