1/7/15

Selling a Baby Carrier, Sling, or Wrap on Ebay

Baby carriers, slings, and wraps sell great on Ebay.  They are high-priced new, so there is demand for used and discounted-new carriers.  Also, most are easy to ship and not fragile.

I have sold several baby carriers on Ebay.  They were always bought within a short time at good prices.  Demand and price depends partly on the brand.  Some that currently sell well on Ebay include:

Carrier and Sling brands: Ergo, Beco, Baby Bjorn, K’tan, Boba, Chicco, Infantino, Maya, Boba, Kelty, Tula, Kinderpack, Deuter, Osprey, Evenflo, Stokke, Chicco, Obimama.

(An example Ergo sold on Ebay is shown below, with 33 bids!)

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Wrap brands (woven and stretchy): Moby, Obimama, Uppymama, Didymos, Oscha, Sakura Bloom, Girasol, Natibaby, Ellaroo

(An example Didymos sold on Ebay is shown below, with 20 bids.)

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Here are tips on selling your baby carrier, sling, or wrap on Ebay:

1.  Pictures. 

Take many clear photos showing all angles of the carrier or wrap.  That way the Ebay buyer knows exactly what they are getting, and you are unlikely to get a return.

2.  Price.

Set your price by checking out what other similar carriers, slings, or wraps have sold for on Ebay.  See how to check Ebay selling prices here.

3.  Fakes.

Several baby carriers have had counterfeit models enter the market.  If you have a real one, document features (in photos or text) that show it is authentic.  For instance, maybe you bought it from an authorized retailer, or include a photo of the labels.  Showing that your carrier is authentic lets you charge a higher price.  There are websites that explain how to recognize fakes – for instance, here’s a site that shows a fake and real Ergo carrier side by side.

4.  Recalls.

A few baby carriers have been recalled due to safety issues.  A quick Google search on your baby carrier will help you determine if yours is included.  I’d recommend not selling a recalled carrier on Ebay due to potential liability issues that may come back to you.

5.  Instructions.

If not including an instruction manual with your carrier, sling, or wrap, consider including a page of basic instructions or safety notes - you can print these from the manufacturer’s website.  If not used properly, some slings can be harmful to babies, so it’s a useful extra step that doesn’t take much effort.  Alternately, you could just write down the manufacturer’s website, or point the buyer to a site like babywearer.com.

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