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?!
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Last edited by Wiggly; 26-05-2016 at 17:59.
- 26-05-2016 17:47
- 26-05-2016 18:17
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