Photos: Offloading your unwanted gifts on eBay


3. Sell the dream

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3. Sell the dream

The more information you give on the product you are selling the more chance you have of people bidding. Do not be scared to big up your item. “this USB Hub is the perfect accompaniment to your PC, and will make your computing life easier and more efficient” – sounds ridiculous, but compare it to “USB Hub, with box” – who has made the effort here? Consumers like people who have taken time.


Aunty Maureen got you what she thought was the latest thing in computing, sadly that USB hub she got is a bit passé for your discerning geeky tastes. So what do you do with it?

You can relegate it to the dongle basket that lives inside your wardrobe, or you could sell it and make a bit of money. Time to brush up on your eBay selling skills.

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