It is overwhelming how many options there are for selling pre-owned luxury items online. From Craigslist to eBay, there are plenty of channels to unload your goods.
I’ve gone the Craigslist route before only to discover that high-end items to do not appeal to their budget concious audience. eBay has mass appeal but, I am lazy and taking tons of photos, managing auctions and shipping packages is NOT my thing.
That’s why I am SO glad that TheRealReal.com came to the rescue.
All it took was 1 email and within a few days, a local rep was at my house to pick up the designer goods that I no longer needed. Within a week, my items were listed for sale and no more than 3 weeks later, almost all of my items had sold and a commission check is coming soon. 2 items ended up getting returned to me but I still feel that all in all, the project was a success.
Is there a considerable charge to use the service? Sure there is. You have to part with about 30-40% of the total sale price however, I firmly believe that time is money. For those who don’t enjoy the “game” of online selling, let TheRealReal.com play it for you. And while you are at it, take your earnings and buy something fabulous at 20% off!