throat It also works online. The Center for European Consumer Protection gives tips on how to get rid of your old stuff on the internet.
– The right target group
A first step: Think about who might be interested in the item. If it is easy to transport or send, you can look for interested buyers in a wider radius.
However, if the item is heavy and large, shipping can be complicated and expensive. Then you should find someone who can collect the product.
You can therefore advertise large items such as washing machines locally. This is also usually possible online.
– The right platform
If it is a specific product, the Center for European Consumer Protection recommends putting it on a specific platform – for example for clothing or for cars.
Otherwise there are also platforms where you can sell all kinds of goods. One of the most used is Ebay classifieds.
To ensure that the purchase is secure, users should only enter data that is necessary. The Center for European Consumer Protection also advises creating a “disposable” e-mail address or just using the platform’s own chat function. And: You should only pass on your home address if the buyer wants to pick up the item.
– The right price
Sometimes you rack your brains about what price to advertise the product for. The Center for European Consumer Protection advises: Stay realistic and orientate yourself on similar products – new or used.
If you want to sell something particularly valuable and are unsure about the price, you can also seek advice from an expert.
By the way: If you sell your products privately and not commercially, you have fewer obligations, according to the Center for European Consumer Protection. There is neither a right of withdrawal nor liability for defects on the part of the seller.