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Odd bits which sell on ebay

Discussion in 'Personal' started by moomoon, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Hi

    I am trying to raise some funds on e bay- thought I would try and start a thread to share any odd things which sell/things we may have otherwise chucked....

    I have sold...

    A load of old computer wires
    Broken mobile phones
    Broken laptop (hard drive removed)
    15 free perfume samples
    Some jewellery boxes

    I know worn socks and shoes sell but that makes me feel icky!

    What odd things have sold for you?
  2. Not strictly answering your question, but my best eBay ever was a Mulberry handbag I bought on the site. I used it for a year, got fed up with it and resold it for £45 profit.
  3. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

    It's quite surprising how some things that are useless to you are invaluable to other people. I have a friend who's business revolves around a couple of machines that can only be run from a Toshiba laptop using Windows 98. The manufacturer of these machines stopped supporting the update of the software for later versions of Windows.
    I came across another guy who has a machine that runs from a card that will only fit into obsolete computer motherboards.
    Both these guys have only been able to keep their businesses going by buying old computers on ebay.
  4. i have a friend who sold some old rope
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    I've got some old rope. 50m of the stuff. It is going on E-bay soon.
  6. keep us informed..... [​IMG]
  7. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    My BiL is a co-owner of a very specialist engineering company, he was seeing a client in Spain when the controlling computer started playing up. One of his partners had to buy a 10 year out of date computer for about £1K (luckily they know someone who puts them together for them) and shipped it over for about another £1K.
    Apparently all the computer hardware and software that goes into space is years out of date because that way thy aer pretty sure of not finding a new bug that no-one knew about.
  8. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    We sold an old and broken camera for nearly as much as it origianlly cost. Its brokeness was fully described but loads of people bid for it.
  9. my brother buys broken electronics on ebay, repairs and re-sells them, and turns a very nice profit
  10. Doglover

    Doglover Occasional commenter

    Not odd really, but we have just sold a handful of hollister hoodies/tops and made over £100 - for the second time :)
  11. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I recently sold two vintage radio valves on behalf of a family friend - they went for £100 each to a Russian buyer.

    One of my own best sellers was some old WWII Civil Defence Casualty Labels - the buff-coloured tags they used to tie to dead bodies during the Blitz. I had about 40 of them and I sold the lot for £2-3 each.

    I've sold sets of old Pizza Hut giveaway cups, menus and place mats in quantity - Thunderbirds, Stingray, Star Trek etc.

    I've also shifted old newspapers, a partly-dismantled computer, a spare wheel, old cereal boxes, fast food toys, TV remotes, and a radiator valve.
  12. SleighBelle

    SleighBelle Occasional commenter

    My Mum lost some weight and sold loads of her old clothes on ebay, including bras.
    She didn't fully appreciate the strangeness of 'David' bidding crazy prices after confirming that they were 'used' bras, until we gently explained.
    He left some very complimentary feedback and periodically send messages to my Mum, asking if she had any more used bras for sale. Nice.

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