Have you ever wanted to sell stuff on eBay but found you were too lazy to actually do it? Well eBay has filled that niche by introducing an app for iPhone which will do the actual selling for you, in exchange for a 30% cut. It’s called eBay Valet, and seems to be confined to eBay USA for now.
Think of Valet as one of those consignment stores which were really popular some years back. But being eBay, the scale is obviously much bigger, and the organization is much more efficient. The mobile app is an expansion on the web-based version of the service called Sell For Me, and it seems to be designed to make everything as simple as possible.
After taking a picture of the item and entering your description (or you can even speak it if you are really lazy), you will get an approximate valuation from Valet on how much you could expect. If the valuation is to your satisfaction, it will either give you a pre-paid label or send you a pre-paid box, for you to send the item(s) into eBay. Once eBay Valet gets the item, the item goes on sale and you get 70% of the final profit sent to your Paypal account.
There are some things Valet won’t sell for you though. This includes clothes, bulky items, items in poor condition worth less than $40, DVDs and CDs, and expensive valuables. Anything else, send it on in to make some extra cash. All you need to do is go to the post office!