Do you have a travel luggage that has been sitting in the back part of your closet? You should consider selling it. Many travel enthusiasts looking for a more affordable luggage will surely find your bag worth buying.
It has to be in good condition, of course. The bag should be without very visible and very significant damages. Otherwise, nobody will buy it. Here are more tips on how you can sell your used travel luggage:
1. Clean your bag first.
For leather bags, you might have to purchase a special leather polisher that can bring back the shine and lustre of the leather material. For canvas bags, simply revive the color by cleaning it in your washer using a mild detergent.
You can also vacuum your bag if it is still relatively clean. Get rid of dust inside the bag. Remove receipts or candy wrappers in the pockets. Also clean the caster wheels. Use a damp towel to get rid of crusty mud on the caster wheels.
2. After cleaning your bag, make a quick assessment on how much it should cost.
If it is still in mint condition, you should be able to sell it for more than half of its original price. There are also many travel luggage brands with a value that soars as the bag gets older. There are a lot of vintage bag collectors these days.
3. Get clear photos of your luggage.
Use a white background to make your luggage look more impressive. Make sure the room has good lighting. If you are selling your product online, you would want to impress your prospective customers with the pictures alone. You can also try borrowing a digital SLR camera so you can take more vivid photos.
4. Sell your luggage.
Make an online account in any of the numerous online stores today such as eBay, Etsy or Amazon. Upload the photos you have taken. Select the best photos. Indicate the details of the bag including the brand, the size, the number of compartments and the color. Provide details on the merits of using that travel bag.
Indicate in the details that the bag is not new and you are selling it to clear out your closet. Use words that will attract your prospective clients but do not embellish or exaggerate. Make sure you also have an account where they can send their payments. Indicate the price for shipping and handling.