I have been meaning to sell my toys on Ebay for a long time but never got around to actually doing it.Â Well trying to figure out what in the house I could sell was not an easy process,Â I have lotâ€™s of junk according to my wife that I should get rid of.Â What is junk to her is precious to me.Â
Being a techie I had collected many computer and network equipment over the years.Â In the back of my mind I have this vision of putting together a massive complex network of switches, routers and servers at home.Â But most of the stuff just sat in my basement collecting dust as I could not bear to part with them.Â I have HP, Cisco, 3com, Dell, Dlink, Linksys, Nec and other brand routers, switches, servers and more.
Well I did it, last week I finally decided to setup an Ebay account.Â I created an account on Ebay and spent some time reading the informational documentation on the site.Â Registering for an account was straight forward, in order to verify my authenticity I had to enter my home phone number on Ebay.Â You cannot enter a cell phone number it must be a land line.Â I tried my cell number and Ebay was smart enough to recognize that it was not a land line, I was certainly impressed.Â Â I then submitted my home phone number and within a minute I received an automated phone call from Ebay. I jotted down the verification number and then proceeded to enter the number on the website.Â Voila, I was registered and confirmed.
The next step was to create a Paypal account in order for buyers to pay me or if I wanted to buy something myself.Â To complete the registration I had to submit my credit card information on Paypal.Â I now had the means to get paid online through Paypal.
I picked a Cisco 2501 router as the first item to sell on Ebay because it was the lowest model of Cisco I had.Â The rest were Cisco 2514 and 2611 routers.Â I took photos of the router with my digital camera, and selected the one that did the most justice.Â I then proceeded to post the router on Ebay, it was pretty easy and intuitive.Â I simply followed the step by step wizard to complete my posting.Â For 30 cents more I added the show enlarge photo feature and selected 10 days posting.Â I selected only ship to United States and Canada option.Â Since this was my first venture into online auction I did not feel brave enough to venture beyond North America.Â My first item was now posted and online for auction on Ebay for $19.99.