When you’re selling furniture and expensive items, you want the maximum number of potential customers to see your goods. That vastly increases the chance of selling for the best price. This suggests just two marketplaces — eBay and Amazon.


The eBay website, which sells everything from bobble-heads to heavy machinery, gets roughly 800 million visitors each month. That makes it the second-largest e-commerce site in the world. The site’s selling fees are also reasonable. And eBay at least attempts to address the issue of “seller extortion” — buyers who make false claims about sold products to get a discount or freebies. Several veteran sellers say it’s only place they are willing to list big-ticket items. (Clothing and shoes can get lost in the shuffle here, though.) Learn more about eBay here.


Amazon is the largest e-commerce site in the world. That makes it a great place to sell big-ticket items. However, we rate it a bit less highly than eBay for a simple reason. Amazon’s fees are widely variable — anywhere from 8% to 45%, depending on what you’re selling. Still, if what you need are eyeballs on a product, more people buy here than anywhere else. Learn more about selling on Amazon here.

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