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Selling Coupons on eBay

January 29th, 2007 at 03:40 pm

Inspired by this post at The Simple Dollar, I figured I'd try something new (to me) and attempt to sell some coupons on eBay.

I can't compete with the coupon Divas who can assemble a lot of 25 Huggies coupons for auction, but without much hassle, I was able to scrounge up 25 restaurant coupons from 4 different restaurants (UNO Bar & Grill, Olive Garden, Arby's and Long John Silver) sitting around the house.



I started with bidding at $0.99 + $0.39 shipping. The auction won't end for another week, but I'm curious to see what happens. Worst case, I'll be out $0.20 for the insertion fee.

Has anyone tried selling (err, shall I say giving away coupons and charging for labor) on eBay before?

8 Responses to “Selling Coupons on eBay”

  1. Amber Says:

    keep us posted

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    No never tried it - have seen people doing it but it never even bopped in my head that it was something that WE could do to raise $$'s. So this is an excellent idea and I would love to hear of your results!!

    Good luck - I'm rooting for you!!

  3. monkeymama Says:

    No - never heard of it. Tell us how it goes - might have to try!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Isn't it illegal to sell coupons? Most of them say not for resale on them.

  5. threebeansalad Says:

    It is illegal to sell coupons-- but you can charge for the labor to gather, clip and mail. I have a note at the bottom of my eBay auction saying that the winning bid pays for my labor- and hence the comment in my post that I'm "Giving away coupons and charging for labor".

    I originally got this idea from reading this post about Coupon Brokers at The Simple Dollar: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2007/01/27/coupon-brokers-take-the-work-out-of-clipping-coupons/

  6. katwoman Says:

    Not a bad idea but ebay is getting ridiculous with what some of the q's are going for. As a avid couponer I won't even bother with ebay anymore when I know who the coupon brokers are. Of course, if you have really good q's for restaurants or Home Depot/Lowes then it's definately the place to sell them. I was just at a home show and came across coupons for a store that NEVER has these available. That's what I'll be putting up on ebay.

  7. threebeansalad Says:

    I agree with you Katwoman-- this is more for fun than and a new way to add a dollar or two to my $20 Challenge. Obviously, it's not going to be a big money maker (for me). I'm actually thinking about buying from a coupon broker for my own personal use. Any suggestions on where to go?

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, okay, that makes sense (and cents!).

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