Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Selling Coupons on eBay

Over the years, I've focused on my favorite niches on eBay -- vintage children's books and ephemera.  Occasionally, though, I find something that I want to list that isn't in one of these areas.  I usually list these items either once for a 7 day auction or once for a Fixed Price 30 day listing.  If the items don't sell, they then go in a donation box for my next trip to Salvation Army to donate items.

A couple of weeks ago I received these coupons in the mail.  They are for Purina horse feed.   One is for a free 50 pound bag.  Great!  -- except, I don't have a horse.  So, I tried listing them on eBay for a 7 day auction just to see what would happen.  I started the auction at 99¢.  To my surprise, they bid up to $10.01.  Neat!  I will certainly list other "free stuff" coupons that I find on eBay.  I'm not going out looking for them, but if I find them they will go online.

If you'd like to see the closed auction, you will find it here:  Auction for Purina Horse Feed.