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    I've got loads of stuff that I'd like to try selling online: faulty tablets/iPods/consoles for scrap or repair, games, etc. I want to start listing them on sites such as eBay or Amazon because other websites are rubbish (e.g. MusicMagpie offering like £1 for a smartphone that has barely been used).

    The problem is, I have no idea when it comes to preparing and posting packages.
    Say for example I was selling an xbox: how the monkey do I wrap that up and send it? The whole 'taking things to the post office/ requesting a courier' stuff confuses me.

    Can anyone give the lowdown on this stuff?!

    hope this info is useful

    How to sell online
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    Offer the shipping option that works best for you
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    As soon as you click "List it," your item is visible to millions of buyers. It's that simple.
    2. Ship it Confirm that you received payment
    Once your item has sold, and you have been notified that the buyer has paid, pack your item safely and ship it. Learn more about sending items to your buyers Use My eBay to create and print shipping labels
    Pay for postage and print shipping labels that are auto-filled with your buyer's information from My eBay.

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