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Posted 2/12/2013 by LisaLisa in NSBR Board
 

LisaLisa
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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:27:50 AM
I have some scrap supplies (and other things) that I just don't want/need any more, and am torn between donating them and trying to sell them on eBay. I have not sold anything on eBay, just bought items.

Most of these items seem like a good fit on eBay (CM Holiday albums, Sizzix machine, dies and rolling tote, etc.) but I don't know if I want to deal with eBay and everything that goes with it, time and effort-wise.

DH ususally tells me that by donating things, we would get more money for the tax deduction than we would by selling them. Plus it's just easier!!!

I don't know why I am hesitant to just donate them. I guess it's because I feel they are 'bigger-ticket' items and I should try to get as much as I can for them.

UGH!!!! Any input on this? I'd like to get these things out of my house!!! LOL



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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:40:25 AM
Which rolling tote are we talking about here?

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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:56:55 AM
If you're not comfortable with ebay, perhaps you could list things on craigslist or even here. I've found ebay to be a great way to sell things like CM pages/albums/protectors that aren't made anymore.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:00:51 AM
I would probably try Craigslist, local only, so that there was no shipping involved. Whatever didn't sell, I would donate. I would also group the items so I didn't have a lot to list.





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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:08:05 AM
I'd put it on craigslist first. Then do ebay. Actually first thing I would do is research on ebay what the current ones listed & sold as. Then if they don't sell, donate.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:28:09 AM
Why not post on the FSOT board here. If you want to just get rid of it, there may be a PEA in your area that would be willing to take it off your hands.



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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:33:50 AM
What I don't like about Craigslist are the endless calls to come see the stuff I have and the no-shows. I find it to be quite a time-sucker if I just post stuff "for sale".

Now I post my items with pictures and prices and a few set times to view. If someone wants it, they show up during those times and first one with cash gets the item(s). It basically becomes a "yard sale", but I would much rather do that than deal with endless inquiries of "do you still have X?" or "can I stop by Monday at 3:00?"

I especially hate the "can I stop by at ___time?" questions. If I say no, that tells a complete stranger that you may not be home at that time, and I don't like to do that.

If I don't get rid of everything from the "yard sale", then I donate it. That's how I got rid of all the teaching supplies I had at homewhen I quit teaching last year. It worked pretty well. I sold more than half of what I had and donated the rest.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:41:38 AM
There are buy/sell groups on Facebook too. I sold my QK dies through The Scrap Yard which is pretty big. I also joined a few local groups for that have diverse items for sale.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:48:22 AM

I sold my QK dies through The Scrap Yard which is pretty big.


Is The Scrap Yard on Facebook? I have some sizzix I should get rid of and also a number of Stampin' Up stamp sets.

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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:06:21 AM
Do you have an LSS that does a yard sale event? I'd probably stay away from ebay because of the shipping costs.




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Posted: 2/12/2013 11:42:48 AM
I would definitely donate and take the tax write off. Donate to a place you think could really use it -- I would feel good about it and the hassle of listing things, shipping etc is soooo not worth it.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 11:57:43 AM

Is The Scrap Yard on Facebook? I have some sizzix I should get rid of and also a number of Stampin' Up stamp sets.

~dawn


Yep! I priced to sell so the went really quickly. I have stamps I want to list but have not had the time to do it yet.

Good luck if you decide to sell there!

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Posted: 2/12/2013 6:47:07 PM
I donated four huge boxes of sb and stamping supplies to our local children's shelter. Teenagers taken from families due to horrible conditions live here. They have art classes during the month and the,girls were thrilled to get these goodies.


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