As most parents know the expense of children’s clothes, furniture and baby accessories can put serious pressure on a household budget. This is why thousands of people have turned to Adverts.ie to buy second hand. From buggies to bibs to bottle warmers our users can chose from a wide range of necessities at a fraction of the cost in the shop. We turned to one user, pamplemousse11, who has successfully sold many items in the Baby&Nursery section and asked her for some advice on how best to utilise the site.
Hi pamplemousse11, thanks so much for speaking with us. First of all, do you consider yourself more a buyer or a seller on the site?
I would say both. I find it very helpful for buying second hand childrens clothes. I mostly bid on children’s clothes and toys. Adverts is very helpful to be able to get everything you need without having to spend so much money like you would in the shop and the products are just as good.
It’s true that prices in shops can sometimes be over-whelming. Can you tell us how you first started trading on Adverts.ie?
At first I bought a few things now and again for my daughter, but as she grew out of her clothes and toys, I found myself having more and more spare clothes and toys and thought I’d use the website to resell them to other mothers like myself who were looking for good bargains.
How do you decide how much to sell your items for?
I mostly base my prices on the quality and amount of clothes in the advert. As a rule, I make sure all the clothes that I post in ads are in good condition. I also make sure the prices are affordable as like myself I’m sure some mums cannot afford to spend lots of money on clothes or toys or bits and bobs for their kids.
That’s good advice. It’s great there’s a place for parents to buy high quality items at such reduced prices. How do you find using a classified site, like Adverts to buy and sell?
I think using a classified site such as Adverts is very good. I also like the fact you can earn feedback from buyers and through your sales build up an excellent seller reputation.
Having good feedback is essential for being a successful seller on the site. We can see that you have built up an impressive amount of positive feedbacks. Do you consider this important for your profile?
I think to maintain good feedback is very important. When I myself am looking to buy, the first thing I look for is the seller’s feedback to see if they’re a reputable seller, and to see if anyone has had any trouble with purchases from them before. Also from a seller’s perspective, you might lose a sale if a less reputable person puts in a bid and you chose them over others. Often it has happened that the sales falls through, and you’re left starting from scratch again.
How do you find our app?
I find it very easy to use the app on the phone when I’m at work or on the go as I can follow either the product I’m watching or if I sell anything I can respond within minutes.
The best sellers on the site are the ones that respond quickly to any queries. Finally, do you have any advice for new members who wish to start selling their baby items on the site?
For new members I think I would tell them to make it affordable to most of the people. Like me, I’m sure lots of people don’t have much money left over at the end of the month to be able to afford to go to the shop to buy expensive brands such as ‘Marks & Spencers’ or ‘Next’ or ‘Mothercare’ first hand. A lot of the stuff I have purchased since I began dealing was often worn only once or twice by the previous owners and so it’s like buying brand new for half the price.
This is all great advice and we are delighted you have bought and sold so much on the site. It really is great to see our users benefit so much for the Nursery section. Congrats on being April’s User and thanks for speaking with us.
To view pamplemousse11′s profile or the extensive range of Baby&Nursery items available on the site see Adverts.ie.