Auctions Arrive in St. Louis
-- Do you have things in your basement
you'd love to sell, but you hate the thought
of a garage sale? All across the country,
eBay drop-off stores
are popping up, and now they've come to
Tiffany Spooner is an
avid eBay buyer who has never tried to
sell anything, until now. "This was
my great great grandmother's china and
I wanted to see what the price was on
E-Bay, what I could get for this."
This is StopnDrop auctions,
the first full-service eBay
drop-off location in St. Louis.
Here's how it works. You drop off your
stuff, StopnDrop appraises it, photographs
it, lists it on eBay, monitors the auction,
packs and ships it to the buyer, takes
a commission, and sends you a check!
StopnDrop takes a 35%
commission. eBay takes 5.25 %. so if your
item sells for $100, after both commissions,
you receive a check for $61.63.
Tiffany Spooner said
she decided to do this instead of selling
it herself on eBay because it's much more
convenient. "I don't have to deal
with the questions, with collecting the
money especially with shipping out. It's
really a big hassle to do yourself."
StopnDrop will also come
to your house to pick up items. There
are some restrictions. They must have
an estimated worth of $30.00 and weigh
less than 150 pounds.
"StopnDrop is for
those who have excess stuff and just don't
have an outlet for it. What they do is
bring their stuff into our store, and
we'll put it on eBay. We'll take professional
photographs of it, we'll write a professional
description of it and we'll put it on
eBay for a seven-day auction and send
you a check. It's just that simple,"
said Darren Eilers, of StopnDrop.
Eilers says top sellers
include computers, cameras, designer clothing,
designer purses and antiques. "You
name it, we can sell it," said Eilers.
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