Selling Your Belongings Online

When I started my business as a personal assistant/concierge, one of the services I offered was online sales management. I liked the possibility of adding this service to the organizing jobs I would take. My first organizing job included online sales management, and it was a success for the client and myself. She was downsizing and selling furniture. It was perfect; we were both happy with the results.


A few months ago, I was asked to sell a woman's wardrobe. The clothes were beautiful and in great shape. If I were taller, some of those pieces would have ended up in my closet. But they had to go. I offered the collection for $800; however, it was well worth $2,000. I posted on FB Marketplace and CL, and I never received an inquiry. Someone suggested Poshmark. So I posted on Postmark, and that was a flop. My sister asked me to sell two brand new wedding dresses for her daughter and daughter in law. That also was a flop.


I stopped offering this service because I got annoyed with buyers. I would go out of my way to meet a potential buyer, and they never showed up and then wouldn't answer my calls or texts. And when people would ask me to accept a lower price and I would say no, they would ghost me. Or, I would answer all their questions, and then I heard nothing but crickets. In the end, I was wasting time because the time spent was not worth the hassle. I received two inquiries on the wedding dresses that were both scams (thanks for the power of Googling).


So, I came across this article today and thought I would share it with anyone who wants to try their hand at selling their things or someone else's belonging. Just be aware that scammers are everywhere. I nearly got taken on a wedding dress I was trying to sell on Poshmark. And speaking about Poshmark, you will get a LOT OF MAIL and requests to join other user's sales. If you're going to offer this as a service to someone else, price your services appropriately.


So here is the link. Please proceed with caution, and let me know how you make out! :-)





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