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Determine what items you want to sell. Think about whether you have any use for the items or if you think a friend or family member can use them. There is no point in selling a perfectly good object if you will have to go out and purchase a new item to replace it.nn2nRefurbish, clean or touch up the items as needed. Items that are in good shape will command a higher price than items that are dirty or have cosmetic defects. It is relatively easy and cheap to touch up an item with fresh paint or repair cracks or holes in an object with spackle, putty or wood glue. Investing the time and effort to refurbish the objects before they are sold will result in an easier sale and a higher selling price.nn3nTake pictures of the items with a digital camera. You should take at least four shots of each item from a number of different angles.nn4nOpen an account on Craigslist.org. Click the "my account" link on the left side of the page, select "Sign Up," enter your email address and choose a password. Opening an account on Craigslist will make it easier to manage your postings.nn5nOpen an account on eBay by selecting the "My eBay" link on the webpage. Click "Sign Up Now" and complete the online form to finalize your account.nn6nUpload the digital pictures that you took of the items, and post your items on Craigslist and eBay. On the Craigslist homepage, select the "post to classifieds" link on the left of the page, log into your account, and follow the posting instructions. For Montreal Classifieds, log into your account, select the "Sell" link, and follow the instructions. You can either select the "Buy Now" option, which will allow you to set a price that buyers can accept, or you can select the "Auction" option, which will allow buyers to bid on your item for a specified period of time. Note that you are obligated to sell your item to the winning bidder after an auction is complete, regardless of the bid amount.nn7nRespond to any emails that you receive from Craigslist or eBay shoppers regarding your posted items. Each posting should automatically contain a link to an anonymous email address that does not reveal your actual email address to the shoppers. For Craigslist, the potential buyers will likely want to come see the item before they purchase it.