Buttons are hot selling item on eBay. Why? Because people love to collect buttons! Some people collect old buttons. Some people collect new buttons. Some people collect novelty buttons. Some people collect ALL buttons! No matter what kind of buttons you have, someone out there wants them!
If you need proof that buttons are selling like crazy on eBay just do a search for buttons in the crafts section. You should find at least 5,000 auctions listed. And a search for buttons in the collectible section will usually pull up over 15,000 auctions! If you think there are already too many buttons being sold and yours will get lost in the mix, you are wrong. People who love buttons will find your auctions. They are always on the hunt for more buttons!
Where will you find buttons to sell? That’s easy! Start in your own home. Everyone has a bag or two of buttons tucked away somewhere. And ask your friends and family too. Older relatives may have the best buttons so be sure to ask grandma!
You can also find buttons by putting ads online in the wanted section of free classifieds like craigslist. You may have to pay shipping to get the buttons to you but you can get your hands on some nice buttons this way. You’d be surprised how many people out there have bags and jars of old buttons that they’d love to get rid of. Those buttons can soon be yours!
Another great place to look for buttons is at the thrift store. Sometimes they sell lots of buttons. But also look at the clothing! If you can hit a sale like “fill a bag for a buck” you can fill your bag with items that have interesting buttons. Take the clothing home and cut the buttons off. Now you have a bunch of buttons to sell!
One of the best places to find buttons to sell on eBay is… well… is on eBay! Search for lots of buttons and buy them up! You can sometimes get a big bag of buttons very cheap. Then you can sort through them and resell them on eBay in smaller lots.
When you sell your buttons on eBay try selling in different ways. You can sell by style (all brass buttons) or by shape (all square buttons) or by color (all blue buttons) or by age (all old buttons) or by size (all 1 inch buttons). Just play with different ideas and see what works best for you. If you have unusual buttons you may want to consider selling them one at a time. Novelty buttons in unusual shapes (butterfly, frog, anchor, bear, etc.), especially if they are on the older side, sell well and can bring in a higher price if sold as a single piece.
You will soon find a good audience for your buttons. And be smart and offer low shipping. No one wants to win a button for $3.50 and then pay $5.00 for shipping. Shipping charges for buttons can be a low as the cost of one postage stamp. If you keep your shipping charges low you will get the most bids.
eBay website: http://www.ebay.com/