Where to Sell Your Stuff to Make Money
As we’re decluttering this month, you’re probably finding some items that you would like to sell. To be honest, yard sales aren’t really worth the time and effort most of the time, but there are places you can sell your stuff to earn some real cash.
Video Games, CDs, DVDs, Electronics, Books
Amazon Trade-In Program – Amazon will take your electronics, books, movies, music and other items and give you Amazon credit which you can then use to purchase the best household deals on Amazon or even groceries.
For example, Amazon will give me $181.63 for my old iPad mini.
Potential Earnings: $20 – $200 or more depending on the items you have to sell
Amazon Trade-In Program – As mentioned above Amazon takes books as well as electronics and games.
My Book Buyer – Specializes in textbooks and often gives better prices than other sites.
Cash4Books – Similar to My Book Buyer but takes all kinds of books.
Half.com – Use the Instant Sale option or receive more by listing your books individually in a consignment-type option.
Textbooks.com – Accepts all types of books including paperbacks. May take books that other sites will not.
Potential earnings: $5 – $100 depending on the number of books you have and how recent the titles are.
Click here for the details on how to use these websites to sell your books.
Collectibles, brand name products
eBay is a good option for selling high value items like collectibles and brand name clothing or baby items, although the fees are fairly high.
Potential earnings: $5 – $500 depending on the popularity of your item.
Furniture, Toys, Large Household Items
Facebook and Craigslist are great for items for which you don’t want to pay shipping.
On Facebook you could make a post on your personal page to your friends or use the relatively new Facebook Marketplace
Craigslist has unfortunately become a target for scammers so use extreme caution when setting up meetings. Some people have even had success buying used furniture to refinish and then re-sell on Craigslist.
Click here for specific tips to sell on Craigslist.
Potential earnings: $10 – $200 depending on the items you’re selling.
Name brand clothing in very good condition can be sold through eBay, but you may find that selling at local consignment stores gives you the best profit because you don’t have to pay for shipping.
Potential earnings: $5 – $100 based on the style and quality of your clothing.
Location Based Apps
If you want to sell something quickly in your local area, you may want to try an app. Remember to use the safety guidelines and you may want to meet at a neutral location rather than your home. These apps are recommended by Clark Howard:
Before selling your items consider the value of your time. If your items are only worth a few dollars you may be better off donating them and using your time to make money in a more lucrative way. If you are in desperate need of money, however, it is definitely worth your time to sell some items for quick cash.
What do you have in your home that you can sell this week? Leave a comment.
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