Are you ready to clean out your house and get rid of clutter?
It feels great to freshen up your place by ridding it of unused items, but it feels even better to actually profit from them.
Instead of throwing them away, here are a few ideas of outlets you may be able to use to make a few extra bucks from your junk.
1. BookScouter – Sell used books
Selling old books can’t get any easier than this.
You simply enter the ISBN of the book you are trying to get rid of, and hit submit.
BookScouter then searches their database of over 40 online book-buy-back sites to find the one that pays the most for your book.
Once you find the one, its a matter of sending the book to them using the prepaid shipping label they provide, and getting your money.
2. Couture Boutique – Sell designer Handbags, Jewelry, and Accessories
Couture Boutique is one of the largest designer pre-owned luxury boutiques in the world.
According to the site, they offer top dollar for designer handbags, jewelry, and accessories.
Here’s how it works…
- Fill out a Quote Request Form with basic information about your item, along with a few photos. The company will respond with 48 hours.
- If you like the offer you received, you can print and sign the agreement and ship the stuff to their headquarters in Tampa, Florida.
- Once they receive your items and inspect it for authenticity and quality, they’ll send you your payment.
It really can’t get any easier than this.
3. CoupRecoup – Sell coupons
This site is for coupons.
Instead of letting your coupons expire, sell them. In the end, you’re making money for something you didn’t spend a dime on to begin with.
4. StubHub – Sell tickets
StubHub is a good option if you have event tickets you can no longer use.
It has good security and already has a built in customer base that will be looking to buy exactly what you are selling.
5. Gift Card Granny – Sell unwanted gift cards
Gift Card Granny is an online marketplace specifically for gift cards.
Gift cards are the ultimate “I didn’t know what to get you” gift, and often you may not even like the store the gift card is for.
At Gift Card Granny, you can sell them for up to 93.4 percent of the gift card value.
6. NextWorth – Sell electronics
NextWorth is a great marketplace for used electronics.
Not only can you mail your item to NextWorth to receive payment, but there is also the option of trading them in to Target for store credit, saving you a trip to the post office and the hassle of paying for postage.
7. Plato’s Closet – Sell clothes locally
They accept used brand name clothing and they pay cash right there and then.
You can sell all kinds of clothing to them, from jeans, T-shirts and Jackets to Shorts, Shoes, hats and more.
Places to sell almost any used item
Selling to friends is often easier than selling to strangers. There are usually less trust issues and no awkward small talk or politeness.
Post your item to your Facebook page and wait for the offers to come in.
Listing your item on social media is free, and you can relist it as many times as you want to remind your friends of what you have to sell.
Amazon makes the process of selling easy and secure. They will accept almost anything, from kitchen items to video games to used books.
When using Amazon, there is no need to monitor your account as with other online marketplaces and rush to the post office when your goods are purchased.
There is an option to send your items to the Amazon warehouse before actually selling them, so when people buy them, Amazon is in charge of shipping.
10. Consignment shops
Take advantage of consignment stores in your area.
There is no need to list the item on any online site, no hassle of mailing your item, and no risk of being swindled. They will take multiple items at once and sell them for you.
The only downside is that they take a portion of the profit, so you may be able to get a better price online.
11. Craigslist (best for big items)
Craigslist has pros and cons, but the biggest pro is that you are dealing locally.
You don’t have to mail anything, or deal with people online that you are not sure will pay you.
It’s a convenient way for people with needs and services to find each other.
It’s also free to list.
The downside is that you may have to continue to re-list your item, since there is such an abundance of postings daily and your post could get lost in the sea.
Pawnshops are good places to sell valuables and get a good idea of what you could get for your used item.
They won’t give you the best deal on things like jewelry, but it’s a good convenient starting place.
eBay is all about strategy. Monitor your listing, watch the auction, and get the best offer you can.
For those who enjoy the game of selling, eBay is the site to use.
It’s trickier than some and requires some skill, but you could end up getting a really great price for your item.
Where do you sell your used items?
Have you ever used any of these sites to sell your unwanted stuff?