Top 12 unused household items you could sell on eBay to easily score £1,200

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eBay says you could possibly make up to £1,252 by selling 12 specific secondhand products this January (Image: Bloomberg via Getty Images)
eBay says you could possibly make up to £1,252 by selling 12 specific secondhand products this January (Image: Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Rather than wait until spring, maybe you should think about having a New Year clean out now, as eBay claimed you could make up to £1,252 by selling these items online.

The second-hand retail site has recently launched its ReSELLution campaign to encourage the British public to declutter their home of unused items and make some cash in the process.

The campaign comes as research from eBay found that the average Brit has on average £184 to last them until their January payday and many need a way of boosting their income now.

According to eBay, items like bicycles, tablets and video game consoles come out on top as the biggest money-makers.

Top 12 unused household items you could sell on eBay to easily score £1,200 eridzriquhikeinveBay has recently launched its ReSELLution campaign to encourage the British public to declutter their home and make some money by doing so (Getty Images)

Based on their average secondhand selling price, the top 12 items eBay believed would make you a bit of extra cash by selling this January include:

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  • Bicycle – £284
  • Tablet – £171
  • Video Games Console – £158
  • Smart Watch - £124
  • Ping Pong Table – £120
  • Vacuum Cleaner – £86
  • Hair Dryer – £70
  • Car seat – £65
  • Pod & Capsule Coffee Machine – £60
  • Air bed - £40
  • Christmas Tree - £38
  • Juicer – £36

If you have all of these items and decide to sell them all this January you could be in the running to make an extra £1,252.

Top 12 unused household items you could sell on eBay to easily score £1,200According to eBay, the average bicycle sold on the site can sell for around £284 (Getty Images/Maskot)

Even if you do not have some of these items to sell, eBay still urges you to have a root around, as research by the market research company Opinium found the average household could make an extra £477 by selling items they no longer need.

With millions of shoppers using the second-hand retailer site, you will certainly be able to find a buyer for your unused stuff.

Emma Grant, head of Pre-Loved at eBay UK said: “Over the past few months, many of us have had to turn down plans or put them on hold due to the increasing cost of living making us reconsider where we spend.

“Which is why we’re launching the ReSELLution in January - a movement designed to get the nation decluttering and making some extra cash post-Christmas.

“At eBay, we’re on a mission to help you save money, but also keep items in circulation and ultimately support your lifestyle as we kick off a new year.”

Top 12 unused household items you could sell on eBay to easily score £1,200Video consoles and its games can also make you fair amount of cash with the average console selling for around £158 (Getty Images)

If you're new to eBay, Emma has put together a few simple tips to help you optimise your listings which will help them sell better.

Titles are key

Emma recommended you take the time to get your keywords right so the bidders will come.

She said: "It's crucial to write your listing in your fellow shoppers’ language and use the terminology they search for - especially the brand, product names, and sizes.

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Choose the right category for your product

Even though it may sound obvious, Emma said it's important to always choose the most specific category to sell your item in.

If you are selling children’s clothes, Emma said you should put that in the ‘kids fashion' category, rather than just ‘fashion’ in general.

Pictures are important

Emma noted that this was also vital as most users will not bid on items they cannot see so make sure you take advantage of the 24 image slots eBay allows you to have per item.

For best results, she recommended you take photos in natural light against a neutral background so you can see the product you are selling clearly.

Be as detailed as possible

You also need to be honest about the condition of the product and be sure to note any wear and tear, so the buyer knows what they’re getting.

Emma added: "By including details that can’t be seen in the image, for example, if you are selling clothes noting the feel or fit of the product, you’ll help buyers decide if this is the item for them."

Be realistic with pricing

Finally, Emma recommended that you consider your pricing strategy carefully by following the eBay pricing recommendations.

To accurately price your item, you should try searching for similar items on eBay to see what they may have sold for and make sure you’re going for the right price.

Emma said: "You should always ask yourself ‘would I pay this price for this item?"

Ruby Flanagan

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