I admit to being a much more frequent eBay buyer than seller but since we’ve been on a decluttering spree in our house, it was time to attack the game cabinet and sell the Wii that we barely ever use. eBay is often our method of choice for getting rid of our electronics and with the new Simple Flow, it’s even easier to list and sell your items quickly.
I used the Simple Flow Gaming Console interface to list our Wii and was impressed at how easy it was to use. I started by selecting the kind of console that I was selling. When I selected Nintendo, I was taking to a page where I could select between Consoles, Handhelds, or a Type Not Listed before selecting among different models, their colors, and the condition of my gaming system.
Based on the information that you clicked through in a matter of seconds, Simple Flow pre-populates fields to save you time in completing your listing but customization options allow sellers to input additional information beyond the basics.
Having looked at other Wii listings, I noticed that certain accessories were hot commodities. I wanted to make sure that I included that our Wii was being sold as a bundle with a Component Cable, list out each of the other items that would be sold with the system, and describe the console’s condition. Providing a more complete description of any items is helpful to potential buyers since additional information cuts down on questions and can help facilitate a faster sale of your item.
Next it was time to add some personal photos. Simple Flow provides a general stock-type image of the item you’re listing which is fine to use if you’re short on time but again, personal photos show potential buyers what they’re bidding on. Since eBay allows sellers to use up to 12 additional photos for free, it’s definitely a good idea to take advantage of this feature! I had laid everything out and snapped a few photos before boxing it up the Wii in it’s original packaging. I uploaded them and reordered them in a way that would appeal to a potential buyer and included a photo of the 4 games that I was selling too.
I made some simple tweaks to my listing to make it even more appealing. The suggested Buy It Now price was $76 but knowing how many Wiis are on the market and the fact that the Wii Mini and Wii U are out made me want to list it for less. I settled on selling it for $65 (with the component cable and 4 games it seemed like a steal!) and also went into the shipping section to select Parcel Post, a cheaper method of shipping that buyers appreciate.
After reviewing my listing one last time, it was ready to post! But hmmm…I changed the price but it didn’t stick in my final listing so once it was posted, I went in to edit it and change the price to $65.
I listed my Wii at 11 pm EST last night and didn’t even think about the fact that it could have sold overnight until my husband asked if we had gotten any nibbles while we were sleeping. Sure enough the Wii had already sold and eBay had sent me an email notification along with a payment email from PayPal that payment had been received from the buyer.
In less than 24 hours, I listed, sold, and will ship our Wii off to a new owner thanks to the eBay Simple Flow Gaming Console interface. As I look around our house and we declutter in preparation for the holidays, I’m wondering how many more things I can sell in record time thanks to this easier way of listing items. Sell your device now to get the best price using eBay’s Simple Flow!
This post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay. All opinions are my own and based on personal experience.