What You Can Sell on eBay

In: News

31 Jan 2009

To give you an idea of what you’ll find up for auction, here’s a list of eBay’s major item categories:

– Books
– Coins
– Antiques
– Clothing, shoes, and accessories
– Collectibles
– Computers and networking
– Consumer electronics
– Cars, parts, and vehicles (eBay Motors)
– Art
– Cameras and photo
– Business and industrial
– Cell phones
– Crafts
– Dolls and bears
– DVDs and movies
–  Entertainment memorabilia
– Gift certificates
– Health and beauty
– Home and garden
– Jewelry and watches
– Music
– Musical instruments
– Pottery and glass
– Real estate
– Specialty services
– Sporting goods
– Sports cards and memorabilia
– Stamps
– Tickets
– Toys and hobbies
– Travel
– Video games
– Everything else…

Most of these major categories include dozensor hundredsof subcategories for specific types of items. For example, the Collectibles category has more than three dozen subcategories (from Advertising to Vintage Sewing), and most of these subcategories have subcategories of their own. The result is that eBay is divided into literally thousands of separate categories and subcategorieswith more being added every day.

note: eBay management is constantly reevaluating its category listingsintroducing new categories, subdividing crowded existing categories, or eliminating little-used categories.

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