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How To Sell High Value Items on the Internet

The internet can be an extremely scary place, especially if you are looking to buy or sell items which may cost a little more than the normal internet fare.

No matter if this is an important item from your home, or something that you have made yourself, you may be thinking “How can I sell my high value items on the net successfully?”. Will there be a market for your items? Or will people even look twice at your item if it is of a certain price tag?

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How to De-Clutter Your Home (Part Two)

It’s been a while since we started our “How to De-Clutter Your Home” series. We’re hoping that your home is starting to look a bit less cluttered by now thanks to our tips in part one, but if you are still struggling with getting your home in order, worry no longer! Continue reading

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7 Things You Can’t Sell on eBay

Since it was founded back in 1995, the online auction site eBay has been used to sell a wide variety of weird and wonderful things. However, contrary to popular belief, you can’t just sell anything online – there are a range of rules and regulations, some of which may surprise you.

So, what can’t you sell on eBay?

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That’s So Retro

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”… or so the saying goes and to be completely honest, that’s completely true.

What you may have once considered too old for your new, fashionable way of living may be another person’s wondrous idea of a great retro buy! These days, with our parent’s and grandparent’s fashionable clothing styles making a comeback it really is all about those swings and round-a-bouts when it comes to buying and selling your unwanted items.

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Mobile Phones Throughout the Last 30 Years

If you don’t currently have a mobile phone in your pocket then the likelihood is that you are reading this on your mobile. They’ve taken over the world and it really hasn’t taken them long, when you consider how they’ve changed to meet market requirements though, it’s easy to see why almost everyone on the planet has one nowadays.

Here in 2015, there isn’t much that our phones can’t do, they have huge processing power and hugely complex interfaces that make even the most difficult tasks seem effortless. It hasn’t always been this way though and not that long ago, mobile phones were in their genesis era and looked as though it could be a flash in the pan.

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Making Money: Items Around Your Home That You Never Knew You Could Sell Online

You probably have lots of random household items lying around the house that you just haven’t got around to throwing out. These may be things that you don’t think are worth much, and don’t see the point in selling them on.

Whilst decluttering the house may prompt you into thinking “I really need to sell my high value items that I no longer use,” we think you should also consider selling some of the less expensive items that you’re still hoarding but no longer want. If you’re looking to make some quick and easy money – this is an easy way to make a profit.

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Rake in the Cash- The Best Selling Items on the Web for 2015

Selling your old possessions can trigger the question “where can I sell my stuff?” especially when you are new to internet selling and think that you are limited to car boot sales. However, with our help, even the most novice of Internet users can benefit from the ever changing online shopping trends!

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Highest Value Items Ever Sold Online

You’ll be surprised at the amount of items you’ll find for sale online, especially when you see some of the incredible prices that certain, rather unexpected items sell for.

At Treasure4U, we know the online sales market inside and out, and here are some of the most expensive items that have ever been sold online.

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Ian Usher’s ‘Life’

Ian Usher, a 44-year-old English man who had emigrated to Australia, placed his ‘life’ up for sale online in 2008, selling it for the highest bid of £199,341.

Usher wanted to turn over a new leaf after divorcing his wife, and thought the best way to start a new life was to get rid of his house, car, jet-ski, job and the rest of his worldly possessions. After selling off his possessions, Usher walked away with the clothes on his back, his passport and his wallet.

Following the sale of his ‘life’, Usher set himself the challenge of achieving 100 goals across the globe in just 100 weeks. He completed his journey at the Statue of Liberty in New York City in 2010.

Shoeless Joe Jackson’s Baseball Bat

‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson was a major baseball player in the early 20th century, earning his name when he removed his shoes to avoid getting bad blisters during the game. ‘Shoeless’ Joe gained notoriety for his involvement in the Black Sox scandal, in which he and fellow Red Sox players were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series after being bribed.

Jackson died in 1951 at the age of 64 of a heart attack, and although he had no children, he and his wife Katie had raised two of his nephews. In 2001, Jackson’s bat – which he named ‘Black Betsy’ – was sold online for £372,274. The bat, which was 36 inches long, made out of hickory and stained black with tobacco, was posted for sale by the star’s nephew, who desperately needed money.

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Honus Wagner Baseball Card

Baseball cards have always been a highly collectable item and sell extremely well online, but one that stands out in particular is the Honus Wagner card that was in 2000 for over £700,000.

Honus Wagner was inducted into the Hall of Fame after taking his team – the Pittsburgh Pirates – to the World Series on two occasions. Consequently, Wagner was soon featured on baseball cards, which were sold in cigarette packets.

However, Wagner protested against the cards and demanded that they were no longer produced, meaning that only 200 were ever released. Who knows, maybe you have an ultra-rare piece of memorabilia tucked away somewhere?

The Town of Albert, Texas

Now, not all of us have a town tucked away in our garage, but this is certainly a high value online sale that many people are baffled by. The town of Albert, located in Texas, was first sold online in 2004, where insurance broker Bobby Cave bought it for just £140,000. Located 16 miles southeast of Fredericksburg, the ghost town lay completely almost completely abandoned for many years.

A few years later, Cave resold the town online for an incredible £1.6 million after building a tavern and investing a large amount of money in the town.

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Have these items inspired you and got you thinking “wow, I need to sell my high value items”? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Treasure4U, we can help you take your unwanted items and turn them into cash. So, why wait? Get in touch with us today by calling 07708 687682 or 07809 211809 and our team will be happy to help you.

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6 of the Weirdest Home Treasures

 

You’ve seen our blog on 7 Priceless Items Sold Over the Internet, now take a look at six of the weirdest. We all want to sell our unwanted items, from that strange family heirloom tucked away in the back corner of the wardrobe, to that Hula girl with a lampshade covering her head sat on your bedside table. You may think these treasured- or not so treasured- belongings can’t possibly find a home better than the bin; you may be surprised. Here are six of the weirdest home treasures sold over the internet.

Canned Unicorn Meat

This is (almost) exactly as it says on the tin. To those of you still reeling from the horse meat scandal there’s no need to worry, the seller specifically stated that it wasn’t actually unicorn meat; just a ‘dismembered stuffed unicorn’ you could easily access via a removable bottom – sold for just £6.73!

grilled shashlikHaunted Dolls

Because it’s the first thing you think of doing with a supposedly possessed item; sell it over the internet. One rag doll sold over the internet for £108.00 simply because it was haunted. Other haunted items sold over the internet include ‘A Ghost in a Jar’. After a man found an old jar in a cemetery and took it home, he claimed it was possessed and that he wanted rid of it; anybody want an exorcist?

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80’s style Porcelain Faces

These 80’s style porcelain masks are selling for the equivalent of £3.58. A cheap buy if you fancy empty eyes, white faces and thinly painted eyebrows staring at you in the night.

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Real Human Rib

We kid you not, real human bones actually get sold on the internet. In this case it’s a human rib being sold for the equivalent of £6.53 which begs the question, where have these people got them from – and where have they been keeping them?

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Human-size Hamster Wheel

Though this item was sold for free, we simply couldn’t resist including it in our list. Let’s face it, after pretending you’re a hamster in a big hamster wheel you can’t really find anything weirder.

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Obese Arnold Schwarzenegger

We spoke too soon. Yes, this life sized statue of what Arnold Schwarzenegger would look like clinically obese was actually in somebody’s home! Its towering body of rolls and piles of fat sold over the internet for a staggering (and if you thought the haunted doll’s selling price was crazy) $16,800!

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So there you go, be safe in the knowledge that you can’t possibly have any worthless items in your home, and if you’re unsure if Grandma’s favourite lamp is worth anything, you can contact us via email or call us on 07708 687862/ 01809 211809 and a member of our friendly team will be happy to assess it for you.

 

 

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7 Priceless Items That Have Been Sold Over the Internet (Slideshare)

Have you ever thought that your items are too priceless to sell, or that no one would want to buy something that has a unique function? Think again!

We’ve put together a short slideshare to show you some of the weirdest, most random items that have been sold over the internet!

If you think that you could benefit from the services we provide here at Treasure4U, or simply want to find out more information on our services, give us a call on 07708 687 862 today and see how Treasure4U can help you!

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