Fund Your Summer Fun and Win a $100 eBay Gift Card

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Sell on eBay

Summer can get pretty pricey around these parts.  I mean, with all the stuff we are just dying to do with our kids and without our kids it totally adds up to mucho money.   Especially the without our kids stuff.  You know how much sitter costs, right?

So, between summer camps, vacations, swimming lessons, pool fees, museums, parties, play dates and all the gas just to get everyone there you may feel a little pinch in the wallet come summertime.  Let me tell you, you have money sitting all over your house.

Sure, you could have a yard sale…but guess what, you will make a lot more money selling your stuff on eBay.  And you so don’t have to wake up with the roosters to do it.  Big bonus here!

So, for parents, I advise you to start with your kids’ closets.  Outgrown clothes or those items you love that they never wore are perfect for eBay.  Find the recognizable brands and stuff in good condition and get it listed!  After clothes you can tackle their toys.  Then you could hit the electronics they no longer play with.  How about movies they don’t watch?  There are just so many things your kids have grown out of that somebody else wants to buy!

That bin in the picture is just the stuff I got from 2 rooms downstairs!  The laundry room / mudroom and our family office.  I found shoes, clothes, electronics, bathing suits, coats, hats, toddler potty seats, an unopened light fixture and lots of other stuff in great condition to sell for our summer fun!

With well known brands and some good light it is easy to list right from your phone with the eBay mobile app.  It takes just a few minutes and you are done.

If you have items that need a better photo then take a few minutes and position them on a clean surface or sheet to take pictures.  You can also hang clothing against a solid backdrop to show off your items instead of laying them on the floor.  eBay has made it super easy to list from their site.  They literally give you step by step instructions and the option to choose the simple form or more advanced form.  I went with simple.  Each items took just a few minutes.  Awesome!

I can’t even tell you how much money is in my attic.  I might pass out.  I am considering getting it in ones and putting them in the bathtub just so I can see how it feels to bathe in money.  Money that I got from selling stuff for $10 on eBay that would fetch a buck in my yard.

No, money can’t buy happiness, but a little extra could help a lot this summer.  Go ahead…try it!  Fund a little of your summer fun with eBay!

Win a $100 eBay Gift Card

eBay wants to help fund your awesome summer by providing a $100 gift card to one lucky winner.  You know, so you can have even more fun and buy some stuff for your hot summer days.

Mandatory Entry:  Go ahead, tell me what you have sold on eBay and how much you got for it.  Or, if you are new to eBay, tell me what you know you have that you could sell.  I have heard some great eBay stories so I can’t wait to hear yours.  Please be sure to include your eBay ID in order for your entry to be valid.

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Disclosure: I am compensated for my work as a member of the eBay Parent Panel. All of the opinions expressed are my own. This prize is provided by eBay.

I'm Brittany. I believe that simple is best and that smiling can make or break a day. I love being a woman, a wife and a mother. I like to make pretty things and making things with big tools. I am a huge fan of good design. I love to travel. Hugs make me happy. I share my life, experiences, tips and tutorials in the hope that this community can find a whole lot of awesome together.

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  • June 1, 2012 Marta

    Is it really that easy? I haven’t sold anything on ebay before and I keep wanting to have a garage sale but don’t seem to have the time to pull one together. I have tons of stuff I want to get rid of! Kids stuff not so much because I want another baby, but other stuff definitely.

    My ebay id: moonlight158

    • June 1, 2012 Brittany

      It is really easy. It takes a few minutes to get comfortable with all the choices the first few times but then you are set! Using the Flat Rate shipping envelopes and boxes from USPS makes it super easy to do the hardest part…shipping. You can just print out a label right from eBay and leave the package to be picked up with your mail!

      I want another baby too, but I find that with each child I need less stuff, so there is a lot of things I can send on to another family! I’m in a whole less stuff, more living phase right now that I am determined to stick to, so eBay is perfect for me.

  • June 1, 2012 FaithJ

    Wow, a great contest! I love shopping on eBay, and sell every once in a while too. The last item I sold was a new with tags Isabella Oliver green dress. I received it as a gift, but it didn’t fit. I couldn’t return it to this London designer, so I sold it on eBay for $44. It was a beautiful dress, and I was kinda sad to sell it, but some woman out there got a great deal. Since I have gotten so many great deals on eBay too, it felt good to “give back.”

    eBay ID: strmcooper

    fashionkitten03 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    • June 1, 2012 Brittany

      I love shopping there too but I met so many people at eBay who were able to really help out the budget by selling there and I am loving it! Sometimes it is hard to get rid of things, but on my quest for less clutter, I remind myself it is a good thing! Good luck!

  • June 1, 2012 Emily

    I have sold over 50 items on eBay and made some good money! At first I was just biding on things because it was so fun to WIN something. Then I decided that instead of taking certain items to a consignment shop, I would take about 5 minutes to list them. Lo and behold, they all sold and all I had to do was mail them off! It would definitely be a good idea to gather up a few things and make some cash again.

    eBay ID: emadison112

  • June 1, 2012 Andrew GordonAdrienne

    I sold my sons bunk bed

  • June 1, 2012 Margaret Smith

    Over the past few years, we’ve sold a number of items. One item we sold was an old ipod touch that my son had. Never expected to get much and we were surprised and got close to $80.
    Thanks so much.

    • June 1, 2012 Margaret Smith

      forgot to add, my Ebay id is: Rickpeggys

  • June 1, 2012 Steph

    I’ve sold a bunch of our stuff on eBay over the years, as it’s incredibly easy to do. Even raising over $1300 once (all by selling vintage clothing) which solely funded a trip to New Mexico (where my fiancee ended up proposing to me, so I suppose I have eBay to thank in part for my happy engagement)! My favorite “price” from that selling frenzy was an old western shirt with fringe, I listed it for $2.00, it started a bidding war and ended up selling to someone in Japan for $144.00!! Turned out to be an old desired brand, who knew?! Without eBay it could’ve ended up in the garbage!

  • June 1, 2012 Steph

    I forgot my Ebay ID as well, oops!

  • June 1, 2012 Terri C. McMillan

    I sold a 100 SpaFinder gift card for 85 dollars


  • June 1, 2012 ELIZABETH CURSON


    ebay Id: Locos2010

  • June 1, 2012 Kelly

    I’m actually new to ebay, so, I haven’t sold anything.
    ebay id: kgrogers72
    Kelly recently posted… Summertime Crisp Corn Salad RecipeMy Profile

  • June 1, 2012 Jessie C.

    We have quite a few kids clothes, all new, to sell on Ebay. I just need to get pictures ready and list them.

  • June 1, 2012 Ellen C.

    I sell Barbies and other figures on Ebay. My id is ebc100607. Thanks!

  • June 1, 2012 Amanda Sakovitz

    I’ve sold a lot of makeup and perfume. usually they range between $10-$50.
    My ebay name is rounder375

  • June 1, 2012 Stacey B

    My ebay user ID is Bmxerchic32ous, and ive sold a few electric guitars i had gotten at a real cheap price as a relative of mine worked for the company. I got around $200 for each

  • June 1, 2012 Shannon Baas

    I would like to sell some jewelry.

  • June 2, 2012 Becky D Horn

    At the moment I am selling some beauty products on ebay.

  • June 2, 2012 Diana Mahnke

    I sold a bunch of Nintendo games on there for almost a hundred dollars once.

    My ebay ID: utleymahnke

  • June 2, 2012 C Williams

    I sold makeup and gotten $40 for it and my id is myprayerpillows203.

  • June 2, 2012 kelly nicholson

    Tell me what you have sold on eBay and how much you got for it. Or, if you are new to eBay, tell me what you know you have that you could sell.

    not on ebay,but i have some stuff i won that i cant use

  • June 2, 2012 Kimberly M.

    I have sold many antiques, collectibles, and coins on Ebay.
    My ebay name is aqualina56

  • June 2, 2012 Katherine

    I haven’t sold anything in a couple of years but I have a few items I would love to get rid of I do more buying id mkjmc

  • June 2, 2012 Ann Fantom

    I would like to sell my daughter’s Leapster video game cartridges that she doesn’t want any more.

    I then would use that money to get her some new Nintendo DS games.

    eBay id: PHANTOMCSU

  • June 2, 2012 Cynthia C

    I have a lot of old books I could sell.

    • June 2, 2012 Cynthia C

      Ebay ID – clc408

  • June 2, 2012 Sara

    ebay ID – soulofsara – I sold lots of my old textbooks on ebay for about 1/3 the price of new ones.

  • June 2, 2012 Brenda W. Quinn

    I have sold a variety of hand-embroidered baby bibs on ebay, and have made $57.94. I continue to list them. My eBay handle is “bibs1961.”

  • June 2, 2012 April Brenay

    disney pins, found one off a cast member sold it on ebay for almost $100.

  • June 2, 2012 Tina M

    I’ve sold movie tickets and coupons
    ID: merle847

    • June 2, 2012 Tina M

      I got the movie tickets for free and sold them for 14.99!

  • June 2, 2012 Claire

    I have a vintage dress that would probably sell well! My ebay id is piratebuddha.

  • June 2, 2012 Karen Gonyea

    I sell random things. (BridgeportNYSeller)

  • June 3, 2012 Rebecca Graham

    I sold some hair conditioner for $72. ebay ID rhoneygee

  • June 3, 2012 Kristie

    I have sold some clothes and books on Ebay. ID: sweepstakesdiva

  • June 3, 2012 tung ton

    i sold an organic chemistry book for $55!!!!!!!
    ebay id – hrwtz

  • June 4, 2012 Monique Rizzo

    I recently sold a Mariners train for $50!
    Thanks for the chance.

  • June 4, 2012 sandra

    some shoes for about $30

  • June 4, 2012 Kyl Neusch

    sell some toys


  • June 5, 2012 STEVE STONE

    id kibbyster
    I need to sell an old mountain and just need to take the pics.

  • June 5, 2012 steph

    i just sold a vintage dress for $10! hunt_jump_rider_8702

  • June 5, 2012 Mel

    I’ve never sold anything via ebay but i do have some old dresses and gadgets i don’t use anymore that i could put up :)

    username: nerdolina
    Mel recently posted… Drive a Wedge into Your Summer FashionMy Profile

  • June 5, 2012 Karissa

    6 years ago we sold an OLD SCHOOL carpet cleaner for $200!

    • June 5, 2012 Karissa


  • June 5, 2012 Kellie Rose Wilson

    I am a buyer on ebay-currently though my boyfriend’s account (zman3367). I once got a pair of used but authentic Chanel sunglasses for $50! Great score! He just sold his first item this week, Makers Mark collectable bottle.

  • June 7, 2012 Galit Breen

    This is so very clever and savvy and *you,* girl!
    Galit Breen recently posted… StretchMy Profile

  • June 7, 2012 ky2here

    I haven’t sold since they instituted the paypal requirement but i used to sell a lot of books and CDs

    ky2here at msn dot com

  • June 8, 2012 Carolyn Y

    I sold a couple books. Oh and a router, I think I got $20 for it.
    Carolyn Y recently posted… Eating Right {+Detox Giveaway}My Profile

  • June 8, 2012 Kim

    I sell lots of things on ebay I have sold all the books that I have finished reading, I sell some of the kids toys as they outgrow them and my sons video games currently I am going to sell some clothes that I won from a magazine I won a gift card and clothing but I didn’t get to pick it out and it is just not me so I am going to sell it, it is a designer so hopefull it will sell!

    ebay id: crankyyanky12

  • June 8, 2012 Sunshyn V

    I could sell the sun lamp my father gave us which has been sitting unused in the spare room for years now.

  • June 9, 2012 Annette D

    We have sold several airplane parts (my husband is a pilot) but I cannot remember how much we got for them. My Ebay name is annettebischer

  • June 10, 2012 dani marie

    id: smilezlie

    i normally buy on ebay. have never sold. i have some books i can probably sell and some old board games.

  • June 10, 2012 dario

    i havent sold anything yet i used my account to buy the last item i bought was a dsi for my daughter i have a couple old phones im thinking about listing


  • June 10, 2012 Rebecca Shockley

    New to EBay and user ID is becshockley36

  • June 11, 2012 tamar

    I am trying to sell a toy dinosaur on ebay. I just relisted this morning. username is pr18

  • June 11, 2012 john mains

    i sold an ipad beefbiscuit1

  • June 12, 2012 Ellie W

    I haven’t sold anything in a while but I have in the past sold books, Dvd;s, etc…
    Ebay ID: mammajamma182002

  • June 13, 2012 amber

    Thanks for the oppurtunity to win and good luck to everyone!!

  • June 13, 2012 Erica C.

    I just sold a DVD on ebay and got a couple bucks for it.
    my id: skalobster11

  • June 13, 2012 Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    Sold a signed book of the hunger games for $200

    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  • June 13, 2012 Stacy

    My husband does all of the selling on ebay. We recently sold some of our LOTR stuff and made some decent money. ebay ID is theimaginetree.

  • June 13, 2012 kyona

    I’ve sold tons of things over the years but most recently, I sold a pair of my son’s toddler sneakers for about $20.
    Id: creationsdesign

  • June 13, 2012 Kayte CookWatts

    I sold Tom Petty tix for a $300 profit. (That one hurt, but I had to pay bills) My Ebay ID is theyliveonfear

  • June 13, 2012 Candice Hull

    We sold both my boys baby clothes and put the money in savings accounts for them. We got about $300 each boy for them.
    Thank you!
    My ebay ID is my husband’s brit2542, so the email on it is different from mine-candicesweeps at yahoo dot com

  • June 13, 2012 Roxann

    I haven’t sold anything on eBay for a long time but I have some things that I need to put on there. I used to sell some toys/video game consoles around Christmas time to make some extra gift money. eBay ID ladyt64

  • June 13, 2012 freebies city

    sold a trombone – bubbles_tiger
    freebies city recently posted… GIVEAWAY: 100 5×7 Postcards From PrintRunnerMy Profile

  • June 13, 2012 Life with Kaishon

    I have sold a lot of things on ebay : ) My favorite thing I sold was tennis rackets when I first started. I think I got $20 for them and that was perfect : ). My ID is ilkaj.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
    Life with Kaishon recently posted… The Creativity Project gets colorful! Red, Green, Yellow and Blue {Month 3}My Profile

  • June 13, 2012 Julie M

    I would like to sell my kids’ Thomas the Tank Engine wooden trains. Myles1323

  • June 13, 2012 Kim Smith

    I have sold a lot of stuff on ebay for myself, my friends and my family. I have been an ebay memeber for 14 years

    ebay id: etreasuresgalore

  • June 13, 2012 Joretta Foster

    micheals had a sell on martha stewat glitter for half off on ebay i turned around an sold it for full price


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