No matter what time of the year it is, most of us would love to have some extra cash at our disposal. I’m going to show you what common things you can sell and where you can sell your used stuff to make money ASAP!
Do you have stuff like old clothes, old electronics and old furniture cluttering up your place?
Fantastic. Make money – turn your used stuff into cool cash.
Believe me, all the cash will soon add up. I started selling my odds and ends at home and I didn’t put in much effort, nor pay close attention to whether they sold well.
Before I knew it, I’d sold lots of stuff and they’d amounted to almost $700! This will more than pay for my family’s vacation accommodation. Read more about how I made my money here.
So, don’t overlook the stuff lying around your house. Maybe they’ve been there for so long that your mind sees them as a permanent fixture. But truly they aren’t.
The first step is to go to each room and see if you can find any stuff to sell and make money. I’ve listed examples below to give you some ideas.
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What to sell and where to sell?
Want $$$ for your electronics?
Do you have old electronics including smartphones (e.g. iPhones and Samsung Galaxy), tablets like iPads and video games lying around the house?
Round them up and get extra money by selling them.
Google your stuff to see how much money they’re worth.
Some old video games have become collectors’ items and can bring you good money! Rummage through your attic, basement and garage!
At Gazelle, you can sell your used devices like computers and smartphones.
Gazelle is given an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, a non-profit organisation that aims to promote trust in the marketplace. So far, it has paid out more than $200 million.
It’s an easy, fast and safe way for you to get cash.
If you don’t want to pay the earth for brand new items, you can grab great deals on pre-owned devices at good prices too by shopping at Gazelle’s Clearance Section!
This is an excellent place to buy gifts for festive occasions like Christmas or even birthdays and let’s face it, thoughtful gifts don’t have to be brand new when they come in great condition. For more creative ways to save on Christmas, read Smart Christmas Money Saving Tips and get inspired.
You can sell your mobile phones, video games, tablets, eReaders and iPods at Glyde.
The good thing here is you often get paid more as you’re selling to another person. Not only can you choose to get your payment in your bank account, or get a paper check, you can also choose to get paid in bitcoins.
It’s surprising, but Amazon is not just a place to buy stuff. You can sell your stuff and make money too, even those items that weren’t purchased from Amazon.
Not many folks know about this. So don’t wait too long when you can get cash fast, especially for Christmas.
What I like about Nextworth is they will calculate the true resale value of your stuff easily with just a few clicks and you’ll receive a cash offer. If you like the price, accept it and you’ll get paid.
To ship your device to them, simply post to them with the FREE shipping label that they’ll provide. They’ll check the posted item and you can choose to be paid through PayPal or by check.
Are you selling a video game? Why not add in a console if you’ve one, to get a higher price!
In demand are classic models of gaming systems such as Nintendo, Xbox or PlayStation.
5. Best Buy
At Best Buy, you can make money by trading in your electronics like mobile phones, laptops, desktop computers and tablets.
By the way, you can activate your Ebates cash back for 1% and Swagbucks at 2% when you visit Best Buy. This will net you more discounts. If you haven’t signed up for them yet, you can sign up here for Ebates to get your $10 bonus after your first purchase of minimum $25 and sign up here for Swagbucks to get your $5 bonus.
Both Ebates and Swagbucks are given A ratings by Better Business Bureau. According to this Readers Digest article, if you’ve got old electronics eg, an MP3 that you can’t sell or use anymore, take it to the store and you might get a discount for buying something in store in future.
Old electronics that you can’t sell at all?
No problem. Best Buy recycles them for you. Do you know you’re helping to reduce the trash going into landfills? This is great for the environment. It’s a win-win situation.
Want $$$ for your clothes?
Take a good look at your clothes. Have you worn that dress at least once in a year? No? Then chances are that you’ll not be wearing it at all if ever. If you’re sentimental about it, put it on and take a nice photo. Then sell it!
Poshmark is a great marketplace to sell your unwanted clothes and get good money in return.
They have an app which you can download for free on iPhone and Android. Click here to download and you can use it on the go.
It’s super easy. Snap pictures of items you want to sell with your smartphone and create listings in Poshmark.
For items under $15, you pay only $2.95. For those over $15, you receive 80% of the sale price and the buyer pays for shipping. You can choose to be paid through direct bank deposit or by check.
Tradesy is an online buy-and-sell marketplace to sell and also buy luxury and designer fashion. High-end names include Alexander Wang, Gucci and Chanel. Brand names include J. Crew and Zara labels.
You can download the Tradesy app for iPhone and Android.
How much money can you make?
You only pay a flat fee of $7.50 if you sell items less than $50. If an item is more than $50, 19.8% is deducted from the sale price. You can choose to be paid by Paypal, a debit card, or an ACH transfer.
Read 6 Secrets to Convert Your Clutter into Cash to inspire and give yourself that internal boost to sell your used items well!
Plato’s Closet are resale shops with about 400 locations across United States and Canada.
They buy trendy pre-loved teen and young adult clothes which were sold in malls in the past 12 to 18 months. Make sure that your clothes are clean and in good condition. Other stuff that they’ll buy from you include accessories, footwear, athletic wear and more.
Just pop into their stores and if they like your clothing, you’ll make money as you get paid on the spot. Remember to bring some form of ID with you, like a driver’s license.
thredUP is a website where you can sell and buy second hand clothing. They also accept kids’ clothing.
They are the largest online consignment store. How does it work? They’ll send you a Clean Out Bag to fill with clothes and you ship it back, with pre-paid postage.
They take less than a month to let you know what they’ll buy and how much you’ll be paid. You get to earn up to 80% of the selling price.
Not bad for making money on clothes that have been hanging in your closet for goodness knows how long.
Want $$$ for your old furniture?
Tired of old clunky furniture and bits and pieces that are taking up too much room?
10. Craigslist and Ebay
Did you know that brand names like Pottery Barn tables and KitchenAid mixers in newish condition can net you even more cash?
Or how about china pieces made for a limited time or from another era?
We’ve managed to salvage some whole pieces of Ming pottery from my spouse’s mother who actually threw several broken pottery pieces away. She thought they were just old bits of broken china.
Replacements buys china, crystal and silver flatware from anywhere in the United States.
Contact them to get a quote.
You can ship your items to them if you’re happy with their quote.
You can get paid in less than a week if they like your item. If for some reason they don’t buy, they’ll return your items for free.
This is a super easy place to make money by selling your new or used stuff in your area.
In fact, you can sell practically anything including TVs, clothes, vehicles and more. You can post photos, and friends in your group will see it. Interested buyers will contact you through the comments page or by private message.
Chairish is an online site where you can sell stylish home décor items, art and vintage furniture.
Don’t worry if you haven’t got any special art décor items. They also accept “non-branded items with great character”. It’s free to list and you make up to 80% on any sale.
Here’s a great tip to make more money: State the retail price of an item you’re selling now and what you paid for it last time. This puts your asking price in a better light.
It takes about 3 to 5 minutes to sell your old cell phones, tablets and MP3 players at an ecoATM. Your devices can be in working condition or not working! The machine inspects your device and offers you a price for it. If you like the offer, ecoATM pays you cash on the spot. Of course, you can refuse to sell and get your device back. For more info on how to sell devices and make money , check out ecoATM.
Armed with the above handy tips, you are now in a great position to sell lots of your unwanted stuff and make a lot of money for Christmas!
Happy selling and Merry Christmas!
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