Technology seems to collect at my house, well maybe it is just multiplying at night even. Regardless, it is there taking space. Putting things up for sale online sometimes is just too long of a process to do and it gets placed on my to-do list, way down at the end. However, the folks at Glyde have now made things much easier!
Glyde sent me an original iPad so I could actually test out their selling process. I honestly was very surprised at how simple it was. I simply typed in iPad and clicked the sell button and I was prompted to select which specific iPad I had, then you are asked about the condition. You are then shown what the current average price is for that item in that condition and what your final net price will be after fees. They will also show you how many of that item, at that price, are in front of you. You can adjust your price if you like too. Obviously, with your first sale you will need to set up your account, but that is quick too. There is no need to take photos even – they have stock images that you use.That’s it – really – you have now listed your item for sale.
Once my item sold – just in about a week – I received an email letting me know. Within a couple of days Glyde sent me a shipping kit. This include a box suited wonderfully for an iPad, a pre-paid pre-addressed mailing label with buyer’s info on it, directions how to wipe data from my device, and a little cleaning cloth to polish it up before shipping. I packed up the iPad and shipped it off to the buyer. A few days later Glyde told me the money was in my account. The money is all done thru them and everything is insured automatically. It really felt much safer than selling at a big auction site to me. When the money was in my account I requested it to be sent to my bank. You can do a digital transfer for free or request a paper check for a small fee. I would really have liked to have had an option to transfer the money to my PayPal account – maybe in the future they will add that. After my request it took 3 business days and my bank notified me the deposit had been made. Transaction fully complete and I was very satisfied as the seller. Glyde asked that I donate the proceeds of the sale to a charity of my choice – I think I will divide it up between our local Komen office and The Balanced Mind Foundation (formerly the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation).
Now Glyde is not to sell just anything. The focus really is on tablets, phones, video games, and a few other related items. But for me I think that is a good thing. On the big giant auction site my one small listing for items like this would be drowned by all the other ones. We have some other items around the house that I plan on putting up on Glyde soon.
Have you used Glyde before? What do you think of this new service?
You can go directly to Glyde.com or you can use my special link to Glyde.com where I get a chance to win and you get a $5 credit for your first purchase. I encourage you to go take a look and what you can buy and even just start trying to sell something like an iPad to see how easy the steps are – you can get nearly thru the process of listing an item to see the ease and then just not actually post it (unless of course you really are selling one).
Disclosure: As noted, Glyde provided me an iPad to sell on their site to get the experience first hand and earn money for the charity of my choice. The opinions are my own.
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