Frequently Asked Questions
MyPartyIsOver.com is a classified ads site designed especially for party supplies and decorations. Sellers post ads for a small fee, and interested buyers contact sellers to arrange the purchase. It's a great way to save money and throw amazing parties, and becoming a member is completely free – so join today!
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- Register for a free account and start searching! You can find party supplies by
clicking on the “Party Theme” or “Colors & Patterns” tab. You can also go into the
search field and type the item you are specifically looking for.
- Once you have found something you like, click on the listing and contact the seller/
- You can determine payment and shipping method with the seller/owner. Be sure to
agree on a price, method of payment and shipping. Paypal is our preferred method
of payment. You can decide if you wish to have the item(s) insured.
- You might consider meeting up with the seller if you found owner is in your area to
avoid shipping costs. Be sure to meet somewhere safe.
How do I start?
and “Privacy” policy.
Why do I have to set up an account to list my items?
Sellers are required to register to validate their e-mail address with our website in order
to avoid fraudulent listings and/or spam. Buyers need a way to contact you when
interested in an item.
What can I sell on www.mypartyisover.com?
You can sell any leftover party decorations, supplies, party props, as long as they
are party related! The items can be pre-owned, gently used, and/or new items. No
damaged supplies/decorations, please.
How do I list my party supplies/decorations?
First, you'll need to sign up for MyPartyIsOver.com – membership is free!
Once you've signed up and are logged in, visit Sell Your Items and follow the easy, step-by-step instructions to describe your listing and upload photos. Once you confirm and pay for your listing, it'll appear on the website immediately.
How will I edit, relist, or delete my items from the website?
You can edit, renew, and delete listings from the My Current Listings page; you'll need to be logged in to access that page.
How will the buyers contact me?
A. Potential buyers will email contact you via Private Message on the website. You'll be notified of new Private Messages at the e-mail address you're registered with.
Can you suggest how to set a price for my items?
If the party supplies/items are new, we suggest a 25-30% off discount off the retail
If the item is gently used and still in good condition, we suggest a 50-60% off
discount of the original price.
Please do not post broken, damaged and/or stained items.
How do I arrange the sale with the buyer?
If you receive a message from a potential buyer, ask them if they are local. You can
arrange to meet up somewhere safe, so buyer can inspect the item you are trying to
sell. If they don’t live close to you, find out where they live and estimate the shipping
costs to the buyer.
What happens after my item(s) sell?
Once you've sold your item, you can delete from the website on your My Current Listings page. You'll want to delete a sold listing as soon as possible to avoid getting messages about it.
Who pays for shipping and how do I ship my item(s) after it sold?
The buyer should pay for shipping. We suggest to package your items carefully
especially if it’s glass. We recommend to ship USPS priority mail and use the flat rate
boxes to quote your shipping to the potential buyer. However, you may need to arrange
shipping by taking your item to a Fed Ex, UPS or other to estimate shipping cost of the
item you are trying to sell. We suggest that you discuss insuring the item with the buyer
Can mypartyisover.com help to arrange payment and shipping?
No. We ask that you request payment and arrange shipping directly with the buyer.
Can I sell my item(s) for less than the price listed?
Yes, flexibility increases your chances of selling the items quickly.
Is my potential buyer legitimate?
Fraud can happen on classified websites. Be wary of suspicious buyer messages:
- will offer more than the price you listed on the item
- request to pay with a wire transfer, cashier’s check, or mailing a personal check
- want to pay with someone else’s name on a credit card or paypal account
Note: Do not give any bank account information and/or other personal information
such as social security number, home address, etc.
How much will it cost to list my party supplies/decorations?
Each listing will cost $.49 cents every 30 days. There is a maximum number of 3 different items allowed per listing (for example: non-matching centerpiece, party hats, tablecloth). A listing of multiple identical items will count as 1 item. A package of same themed items will count as 1 item.
Listing is subject to be deleted if
posted with more than 3 items.
Will you charge a percentage of my sold items?
No. There is no percentage taken from your sales price.
Why would I make my listing premium?
Because it will be viewed right on the homepage when buyers are looking for items.
It will rotate continually on the homepage. Featured listings show up at the top of the category pages they're listed in, and appear in a special style that helps them to stand out from the crowd. It costs $.20 to upgrade to a “premium” listing.
Will I be automatically charged every month for my listings?
No. The listing is automatically removed from the site after 30 days. You will receive
a notification e-mail 7 days before the listing expires. You can decide after that if you
would like to renew it.