Getting a Fair Price: eBay 'My Gadgets' Helps Value Electronics

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My best eBay days are far behind me, as I now tend to downsize possessions by either giving them away to friends, donating them to Goodwill, or on rare occasion using Craigslist or eBay to sell an item. The items I do sell online are usually more valuable home or personal electronics. But knowing what to list an item for with the hopes of a fast, yet fair market value usually takes a little research...

eBay is making the process of determining an online sales listing price easier with their recently launched program My Gadgets which allows users to catalog their tech gear collection and get an automatic estimated value upon adding it to the collection. Entering items into the My Gadgets user section of eBay doesn't list them for sale, it simply creates a user-only viewable database which offers an estimated value of each item cataloged...very useful to reference when the time arrives to sell something like a used iPhone or an older digital camera model, both the type of home electronics where prices often fluctuate by popular demand.

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I was pleased to see I was not only able to check prices on home electronics, but also certain types of media, like video games and DVD/Blu-ray movies.

eBay's My Gadgets also offers an estimated value of your whole collection, perhaps a reminder to not only sell some of your possessions while they're still valuable, but maybe also to ease up on spending.

(Images: eBay; Gregory Han)