Here are some great places to earn and save money on used items.
Like many people, I have way too many things that I’ve picked up from impulse buying. Actually, I end up not using half of the stuff I accumulate. So in order to make space, I have to clear out my closets regularly, but it’s such a waste to throw things out when you can sell them, cash in on clutter and get some of your money back. Throughout the years, I’ve discovered many cheap ways to sell stuff.
How To Sell Used Items: Profit From Your Gently Used Stuff
When you have boxes and boxes of items to get rid of, a garage sale is the best and fastest way to do it; it only takes a couple of hours, and you don’t have to take the trouble to go to a charity with all your things. But when I only want to let go of less than ten items, I usually go to an online venue to try to sell it. Some of you might already be familiar with these websites, but for those who aren’t, here are some places where you can sell some of your stuff online.
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eBay used to be the most common place to sell items, but lately it’s been difficult to obtain a sale because a lot of people with get-rich-quick mindsets keep trying to push all kinds of shoddy, overpriced items. Still, if you have unique products, such as vintage items, you’ll find opportunities at eBay.
An excellent alternative to eBay is atOncer.com. It also works like eBay in that it’s an auction site where you can put up your own store. But unlike eBay, you don’t get a listing fee or pay any other fees for additional options. In fact, transacting through atOncer.com is completely free! Although it’s not as popular as eBay, you still have nothing to lose by using it. In fact, I’ve been able to successfully sell items at atOncer, and the people who use the site are easy to deal with.
I’ve had positive experiences selling stuff at Amazon.com. I have way too many books that I have only read once and have never touched again because they were boring and did not appeal to me, but you’d be surprised to find how many people might enjoy books that you didn’t. Amazon makes it incredibly easy for people to sell books. Instead of having to list the details of your book, all you need to do is enter the ISBN number. Amazon will retrieve the publication information of the book from its database and catalogue it for you! To date, I have successfully sold around 20 books on Amazon, and will be selling more once I do spring cleaning.
Craigslist is also an excellent place for you to sell items. It’s an online classified ads system divided by city or region, making it easy for you to find buyers (or sellers) within your hometown. What’s best about Craigslist is that it’s free. I have sold a few barely-used appliances at Craigslist.
So, as you can see, making money out of the stuff you own but have barely used can prove profitable, and is actually pretty straightforward if you know where to sell them.