Buying & Selling Thru Ebay & Other Auctions/How to word ebay listing?


Hi there, I have a Blackberry 8900 and would like to sell on my ebay account. This is what I have wrote in the listing so far and saved it for later..

"locked to orange, tested and working, charger included, does have scuffs and scrapes, includes boxes and manual"

I also want mention that I want to sell Blackberry for cash only and no swaps.

How can word the above description for my listing? Please advise.

Thank you.

Blackberry 8900

This listing is for a nice Blackberry 8900. The Phone has been tested and is in good working condition. It does have a few scrapes and scuffs but they are cosmetic only.  Included with the phone is the charger,the manual and the original box.

Above is the listing I would use. On Ebay it is always for cash there are no swaps or trades on Ebay.  I do not know what "locked to orange" means. If it is meaningful to the selling of the product than you could put it in  after condition saying phone has been "locked to orange". Personally I would not know what that means.


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Shirley McAllister


I have experience with Ebay, Etsy and Bonanza. I can also answer some questions on RubyLane and Ecrater. I know a little about running an ecommerce site off Ebay and the google adwords although I no longer have my ecommerce site due to time constraints. We are powersellers on Ebay and have been for a few years. We know most all the rules and regulations. What I can help with is how to write the descriptions to sell the product. What should be there and what should not. How to research the product to find the right prices. Communication and it's importance before and after the sale. I do know about sales tax how to set up an account, collect and pay also how to set up an EIN business account. I am working on becoming familiar with the new 1099K and how it works. We deal with collectible tins, so can answer most questions about collectibles, especially older tins, (tobacco, condom, powder, coffee) also some newer ones (cookies, candy, trucks, trains, toys, food tins). Just basically old collectible stuff. I can answer questions on how to package and ship the various items. I am not a tax expert so do not ask about your Schedule C forms, I pay someone to do that. Since I have been 30 years in Payroll and Human Resources I have some experience with numbers and with people. It has helped me with running our Ebay venture over the years. I'll do my best to either answer your question or find the answer for you and if I cannot I will let you know.


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