Buying and selling, whether for personal or business purposes, has become primarily Internet based. You can find everything from online auctions and classified listings to online eBay stores with the click of the mouse. This makes selling DJ gear especially easy, and it saves the seller the hassle of lugging it around from pawn shop to pawn shop. But it's not all about listing and waiting; when selling your DJ gear online, you need to present it in a manner that will attract as many eyes as possible.
Things You'll Need
- Internet access
- PayPal account (optional)
Post on Craigslist.org or local classified ads. This will save the hassle of both shipping and lugging around the DJ gear. Craigslist.org has an established reputation one of the Web's easiest and most reliable buy/sell sites. Select your state and city (or greater area). Click on the 'post to classifieds' kink near the top left corner of the screen, then click "for sale." List your DJ gear under either the "electronics" or "musical instruments" section, depending on which audience you wish to cater to.
You may also consider an online classified listing at a local newspaper's website.
Snap some digital photos, presenting the gear in a clean and straightforward fashion, and attach them to your online ad. Taking pictures of each part, different angles and your gear as a whole will allow you to pick and choose which pictures best represent its overall condition. For example, take a shot of the turntables as a whole, then of the needle up close to show that it has little damage, if any.
Give detailed information about the gear, including specific brands, styles and models. Specify any damage, but don't focus on the negatives ("in great condition and works great, but some minor wear and tear," for example). Or if the damage is more extreme, say what does and does not work, but specify that you are selling the equipment "as is.". Also, give a small note about how it has worked in the past, why you have chosen to sell it (if you have a legitimate reason) and for how long it you have used it.
Leave contact information in the form of either an email address or phone number. Do not post a home or business address for pickup. Wait for contact from a potential buyer; if your buyer plans to come and look at the gear, then provide the address.
Selling through online auctions such as eBay.com may tend to create more work on the seller's part, but in the end it could yield a higher profit. Online auctions will greatly broaden your range in searching for a buyer.
Sign up for a PayPal account, a free online account that lets you buy and sell online. This safe and secure will prevent people from scamming you out of money while providing the quickest and simplest way to manage funds and payments through eBay.
Follow Steps 2 and 3 from the "Selling Locally" section above. Follow the on-screen instruction that will guide you through the eBay selling function.
Charge for shipping. The buyer should always pay for shipping, and the seller should always charge a little extra for the hassle of boxing and shipping the gear. If you choose to ship to a foreign buyer, research and charge the complete amount for shipping to the buyer's country—and do not ship the gear until PayPal or your bank receives and clears the payment.