January 19th, 2006

contemplative

Dear LazyWeb: eBay frighten Kronk.

Dear LazyWeb,

Ladies and gentlemen of the LazyWeb, I'm just a caveman. I fell on some ice and later got thawed out by some of your scientists. Your world of online auctions frightens and confuses me. I've used eBay for something like a decade now, buying goods of various types from it through the power of the Magical Data Fairies (MDF) that inhabit my DSL modem and computer.

Now I want to do what other people do: sell all the useless crap I have cluttering up my house. I have everything from Cisco IP phones to old SUN workstations and monitors. Old CD-ROM drives. A 2U rackmountable server, fully built. The list goes on like this, just stuff I don't use taking up space. I don't expect to make a killing of profit on this. Hell, I don't expect to even recover one-quarter of the price I paid for this gear when I bought it. I just want to make it go away and I'd like any sort of cash I might make from it in the process. However, I see there's a billion ways of setting up the sales pages and automating billing and checkouts and crap. The only thing I have going for me is a verified "Premier" account with PayPal so I can accept payments through them.

So, I ask you, the selling public: What's the best way to go about this?
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