Tips to sell your item

Make your ad stand out!

Keep these couple things in mind when creating your ad.

  1. Title – Keep it simple but yet effective! Capture your audience with 4-6 words. For Example: “Used Frabill Flip-Style Fish House”
  2. Description – You have drawn in a potential customer! Now, Sell the Sizzle. For Example:
  • Well taken care of, no rips or burns in canvas, no damage or cracks in sled. Always thawed out in heated garage after each use.
  • comes with 3 seats, very roomy – can stand up inside (I’m 6′ tall)
  • poles all work, operate fully
  • zipper works and operates like new, velcro in place for windows
  • takes just minutes to set up and fishing within minutes
  • comes with cover and hitch
  • Sled comes with improved modifications and extras: hockey rink dasher board material for hyfax runs full length of sled and 12″ wide, custom made rod holders
  • house is 6 years old. fished almost every weekend for first 3 years. We had kids and it’s been stored indoors for last 3 years.
  • Very firm on price

Answer all the questions a potential buyer will be asking you. Put yourself in the buyers shoes. What would you ask a seller for this item? It boils down to how descriptive you are in the ad to initiate the buyer to contact you for making buying arrangements instead of multiple emails back and forth answering the basic questions. Be Proactive, not Reactive. Just think, the time it took to answer an email, the buyer could have found a similar item and bought it because they were confident in what the other ad informed them of.

Finally, pictures are worth a 1000 words! You have access to posting 7 photos with your ad.

  1. take exterior photos – 1 or 2 from different views/sides of your item
  2. when applicable – take interior photos
  3. take photos of any “imperfections” and be up front to protect yourself
  4. If you provide the buyer with additional pictures before the actual sale they will not be able to come back and challenge the sale or have buyers remorse.
  5. Depending on the item, take a quick video (with current date) of you actually using the item as proof that it does work. For example: Electronics
  6. If you are shipping an item to the buyer, take photos of item within packaging and I would encourage shipping insurance. When the item has shipped, simply email the buyer one last time with tracking number and photos or video of the packaging and the condition of the item as that one last step to protect yourself. If it was shipping damage, you can use it as proof with the carrier.

Follow these simple steps to make selling or buying on OutdoorFree that much more enjoyable.

One thought on “Tips to sell your item

  1. brye23

    02 Sledbed 8.5×10 aluminum v-nose trailer with diamond plate drive on/off salt shield, tires and wheels are newer, bed is in great shape, has tongue jack.

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