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

By May 31, 2012Giveaways

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.

Join the discussion 72 Comments

  • Marta says:

    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

    • Brittany says:

      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.

  • FaithJ says:

    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

    • Brittany says:

      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!

  • Emily says:

    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

  • Andrew GordonAdrienne says:

    I sold my sons bunk bed

  • Margaret Smith says:

    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.

  • Steph says:

    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!

  • Steph says:

    I forgot my Ebay ID as well, oops!

  • Terri C. McMillan says:

    I sold a 100 SpaFinder gift card for 85 dollars




    ebay Id: Locos2010

  • Kelly says:

    I’m actually new to ebay, so, I haven’t sold anything.
    ebay id: kgrogers72
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  • Jessie C. says:

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

  • Ellen C. says:

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

  • Amanda Sakovitz says:

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

  • Stacey B says:

    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

  • Shannon Baas says:

    I would like to sell some jewelry.

  • Becky D Horn says:

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

  • Diana Mahnke says:

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

    My ebay ID: utleymahnke

  • C Williams says:

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

  • kelly nicholson says:

    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

  • Kimberly M. says:

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

  • Katherine says:

    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

  • Ann Fantom says:

    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

  • Cynthia C says:

    I have a lot of old books I could sell.

  • Sara says:

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

  • Brenda W. Quinn says:

    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.”

  • April Brenay says:

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

  • Tina M says:

    I’ve sold movie tickets and coupons
    ID: merle847

  • Claire says:

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

  • Karen Gonyea says:

    I sell random things. (BridgeportNYSeller)

  • Rebecca Graham says:

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

  • Kristie says:

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

  • tung ton says:

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

  • Monique Rizzo says:

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

  • sandra says:

    some shoes for about $30

  • Kyl Neusch says:

    sell some toys


  • STEVE STONE says:

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

  • steph says:

    i just sold a vintage dress for $10! hunt_jump_rider_8702

  • Mel says:

    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
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  • Karissa says:

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

  • Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    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.

  • This is so very clever and savvy and *you,* girl!
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  • ky2here says:

    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

  • Carolyn Y says:

    I sold a couple books. Oh and a router, I think I got $20 for it.
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  • Kim says:

    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

  • Sunshyn V says:

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

  • Annette D says:

    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

  • dani marie says:

    id: smilezlie

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

  • dario says:

    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


  • Rebecca Shockley says:

    New to EBay and user ID is becshockley36

  • tamar says:

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

  • john mains says:

    i sold an ipad beefbiscuit1

  • Ellie W says:

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

  • amber says:

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

  • Erica C. says:

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

  • Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Sold a signed book of the hunger games for $200

    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  • Stacy says:

    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.

  • kyona says:

    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

  • Kayte CookWatts says:

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

  • Candice Hull says:

    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

  • Roxann says:

    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

  • sold a trombone – bubbles_tiger
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  • 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!
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  • Julie M says:

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

  • Kim Smith says:

    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

  • Joretta Foster says:

    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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