This week I decided to sell my dumbbell set. I have had them at home for 5 years.
Usually, I’m not the type of guy that likes selling stuff. Especially, my dumbbells which remind me of when I started bodybuilding.
Then again, I’m also not that guy that buys a ton of stuff either. In fact, I rarely buy anything.
I like simplicity.
5 years ago I bought dumbbells because I wanted to build my body. It was an investment in myself.
I decided to sell them because I simply didn’t use them anymore. They have been lying there unused for two years now.
So I grabbed them and gave them a pretty good clean up. I made sure they looked as new as can be.
If you want to sell something, always make sure the item is in peak condition. Even if it’s old, do your best to make it look as new as possible.
If you’re selling a car to somebody, you want to present the car in tip top condition. You never want to show up with a dirty piece of junk because no one will buy it.
All you have to do is wash the car for 10-15 minutes. That’s it. By doing so, you’re instantly able to charge even more money for the car. Just because you took 15 minutes to make it look nice.
Appearance matters. Those who say otherwise are a bunch of losers.
After getting the dumbbells to look their best, I proceeded to take the highest quality photos possible.
I wanted to make some good money from them but I also wanted to make space at home. So, I chose middle ground. I didn’t exaggerate the price but I surely wasn’t prepared to give them away for peanuts.
Then I listed them for sale on a local Facebook selling group. I added some spice by writing a piece of compelling sales copy to get more interest for the dumbbells.
My girlfriend messaged me and thought I was insane. She said nobody writes like that on the group.
Normally, I’d stick to the writing style I see in a group but..
This time I wanted to try something new. I told my girlfriend it was a fun experiment. To see how good the copy works. My girlfriend like this idea.
I received a TON of messages.
From all sorts of people. Some wanted to hustle and wanted a cheap price. They said they had no money. One guy literally came out and told me he was broke as fuck. He then said he won’t go above a certain price. I refused to sell.
A guy told me he could only offer me €50. When I said no, he said he can’t give me more until he receives his salary on the 15th of the following month. It was ridiculous. I’m certain he’d be better off spending that €50 on food. Else try to focus on making money rather than buying my dumbbells.
The reality is that most people that messaged me were time wasters. I quickly learned that and ended up ignoring most people that messaged me.
Others that expressed more interest were taking too long to respond to my messages.
The best way to strike a deal is on the phone.
I simply did not want to give my number to some random guy on Facebook though (and waste even more time with them on the phone).
I wanted someone who had the money I was demanding and was ready to pay. Ideally, it would also be someone who would use the dumbbells for themselves.
Finally, a serious buyer did pop up.
A 55 year old man expressed interest and asked for my phone number right away. I checked out his profile and he had some pictures playing football and walking. Good, this guy will probably buy my weights to use them himself.
I gave him my number. Then I received a call from the guy in under 20 seconds. I was surprised but this communicated a high level of interest from the buyer.
Boom! The deal was made on the phone in just two minutes. Short and sweet. That’s the way I like it.
I said it before and I’ll say it again.
Deals happen on the phone.
The following day we met in person. I helped him put the weights in his car and he paid me the full price.
It was a wonderful experience. Selling something in return for money.
In reality, I never expected to receive so much messages for a bunch of weights. We live in a world of abundance.
I loved getting that huge demand and people ready to give me money for what I had to offer.
The feeling of parting goods or services and receiving MONEY is truly addictive.
This is why I highly recommend you try and sell something.
Experience everything for yourself. The abundance, the negotiation and the addictive feeling you get when you’re handed money.
If you have never sold anything in your life, it’s simple.
All you have to do is take a look at what you currently own. Is there something that you haven’t used for years? Sell it.
Don’t be emotionally attached to stuff. If you really liked what you’re considering selling, you would be using it in the first place. If you’re not using it, eliminate it.
Even the additional space in your home will make you happier.
Go ahead. Think of what you own and don’t need anymore.
Thought of something?
Now you know what to do. Decide on a good price and put the product out in the market.
Be warned though.
You will become obsessed with receiving money.
That’s certainly a great obsession to have.