Photos: Offloading your unwanted gifts on eBay

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5. Do you really need to use PayPal?

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5. Do you really need to use PayPal?

PayPal is handy, that much is true, but it takes a cut our of money you are sent, and unless you have a PayPal Business account, you can’t accept payments from people who want to pay you straight from their credit card into their PayPal account. Would it be so bad to accept a postal order or a cheque with a cheque guarantee number on it? I know it’s archaic, but it could be the difference between a buyer and none.

 

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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