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How To Sell On Old And Sold

Posting your items for auction on Old And Sold is both free and easy. It doesn't get any better than this!

Important Information
If you have not done so, please take a moment to register. Registration is required in order to buy or sell at this auction. Once you have submitted your registration, our system will automatically
e-mail your password to you (this takes a few seconds -- no need to disconnect while you wait). Once you have your password, you may change it at any time by going to the Site Map area of the Web site, and clicking on "Update Your Registration." (Many people prefer to assign their own password so that it is easily remembered.
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It is recommended that you bookmark the Site Map page, because that is where you will find links to all of your account information at Old And Sold. Especially important are the "Closed Auction Information" and the "Update Your Registration" links. The "Closed Auction Information" link is useful because it displays your closed auction activity, and records any bidding information, etc. This information is retroactive for one month only, after which time it will be deleted from your account. The "Update Your Registration" link is useful for obvious reasons (including editing your email address, mailing address, etc).

How To Sell
Posting items for sale is accomplished by clicking on the Sell Item link in the top menu bar of any auction screen. The "Sell Item" form requires you to enter the following:

  • A short, descriptive title of your item (make it snazzy to get people's attention). One word of caution: do not use quotes in your title. This will cause the system to return an error message, and prevent you from listing your item. In fact, quotes should not be used anywhere in this form.
  • Select a category in which to list the item (if you don't see an appropriate category on the drop down list, please e-mail us using the e-mail address at the bottom of this page and ask for that category to be added. Be a little patient, please--we get LOTS of e-mail.)
  • Include up to three pictures per auction. Old And Sold offers free image hosting and it is easy to use. To the left of the Image URL fields, you'll find a button named "Upload Your Picture." Clicking this button will walk you through the process, and you will have your pictures uploaded in no time. If you are using an outside image hosting service, then you'll want to paste the image url into the Image URL fields. For those people new to the Web: The common image formats for the Web are GIF and JPEG. Please use these file formats when uploading, and try to keep each individual image file to 50k or below (the larger the image file size the longer the image takes to load).
  • Decide how many days you want to offer your item at auction. Our system supports 1-14 days. Most people use seven days.
  • Enter a description. You can simply type your description into the "Description:" box but we also support HTML just like EBay and the other big auction sites. Please feel free to use your favorite HTML editor (like FrontPage), then cut and paste your description into the Description box. Be sure to include such facts as who pays for shipping and approximate cost of shipping. Also, please detail the type of payment you will accept, such as personal checks, Visa and MasterCard (and/or other credit cards), will you ship C.O.D., and so forth.
  • After the description is complete, select "Yes" if you want your item to automatically relist, or "No" if you do not want your item automatically relisted. This option applies to items which close with no bids, and saves you the extra work of reposting the item for auction.
  • Below is the "Your Opening Bid" box. The opening bid is very important. If you put a very low price just remember, you might get it! The best auction strategy is to start an item at the lowest price you are willing to sell it for, then anything above that is a pleasant bonus!
  • Next, you will want to enter a "Reserve Price." This option is not mandatory if you follow the above instructions for opening a bid, however, it is commonly used in online auctions. Your Reserve Price is hidden from potential bidders; only you know what it is. A Reserve Price should be the lowest amount you wish to receive for an item. You are not obligated to sell an item if your reserve price is not met.
  • Next, select a "Bid Increment". Many people select a dollar bid increment. Your opening bid is raised by the amount you enter here, so please choose accordingly.
  • Please enter your username in the "Your Username:" box and your password in the "Password:" box.
  • Once the posting form is filled in to your satisfaction, hit the "Preview Auction" button. The system will display how your posted item will look. If you are pleased, click on the "Start Auction" button and the auction will go live. If you still need to edit your form, do not hit the "Start Auction" button. Instead, press the "Back" button on your browser instead. Note: Hitting the "Back" button does not work in all browsers (ex., AOL).

You will be notified automatically by e-mail if the items sells, or if the auction ends without selling. At that time, feel free to repost unsold items.

Remember, if someone sends you e-mail inquiring about an item, please respond promptly and courteously. It's good business.

Policies
Please remember that posting items on this and any Internet auction is a legally binding action. Your are irrevocably promising, assuming you get one or more bids and/or your reserve price is met, to sell the item and ship it promptly after payment is received. Mutual trust between buyer and seller are what drives online auctions. Old And Sold will not tolerate scammers or promise breakers on this auction.

We expect you to be honest and truthful in the descriptions of posted items. Anyone abusing this auction will be removed.

Again, we currently charge nothing to buy or sell items. In the future, we do reserve the right to add premium features that other auction sites have like bold listings, featured auctions, and the like. For those, we may charge a nominal rate.

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