Could your old stuff you don’t want be worth cash? You bet it could be! As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Here we will share the many different types of things you can sell easily and how to sell them.
Selling your old items is one of our favorite ways to get rid of things you no longer want. It’s truly a win-win situation: Someone else can have the opportunity to enjoy your old stuff and you can enjoy a little extra cash in your pocket!
Best Places to Sell Your Stuff
You know you have items you want to sell, but where do you sell it? This list of places to sell your stuff is sure to give you some great inspiration!
#1. Sell Your Items on eBay
Yes, eBay is still very popular today! This online auction website is one of the first major internet companies and in our opinion has only gotten better and better over the years.
While you cannot sell everything you own on eBay easily, there are some items that do VERY well. You can have a lot of success with collectibles, clothing, sports memorabilia, old toys, books, magazines, and even old household items.
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Craigslist is a free online classifieds website and still a very popular way to find people who are looking for items locally. You can do very well on Craigslist selling everything from household items and clothing to toys and games to craft supplies to even business equipment.
Craigslist is an especially good choice for large bulky items such as furniture, since these items are typically very expensive and difficult to ship to buyers who may not live nearby.
#3. Facebook Marketplace
Facebook launched the ability to list items for sale in groups a few years ago and since then it has become a great way to sell items both locally and nationally.
The best way to get started is to search your local city or state for buy and sell groups, make sure you read the group’s community posting guidelines and list those items for sale!
Another nice thing about Facebook is there are several groups dedicated to only specific types of items. For example, there are groups dedicated to types of clothing, items for babies and kids, home decor and furniture, collectors items, craft supplies and more.
#4. Offer Up
Offer up is another app which is becoming more and more popular. With this app, you simply download to your smart phone and then take a picture and offer the item for sale. When someone buys the item, you will be notified to arrange pick up and payment options. It couldn’t be much easier than that!
#5. Be a Local Flea Market Vendor for the Day
Many communities, especially in the summer months, have flea markets where you can rent a table or space for as little as $10-$20 for the entire day. It may be some work to set it all up, but this can also be a fun way to get rid of items quickly AND make some money while meeting new people.
At most flea markets, the cheaper the stuff is the more you will sell. When items are too expensive at their retail price, many people will not be quite as likely to buy them. You get a lot of impulse buyers at flea markets, so if the price is right they will definitely gladly help you get rid of all your things for a few dollars.
When I sell at flea markets, I usually like to sell things as bundles. I might have a box of things together for $5 takes all, or I might make the sale “10 books for $1”. Other times I’ll put items on a table and say “every item on this table only $1 each”.
These types of deals are hard to resist!
#6. Sell Your Old Music, Movies, Video Games and More
There are many used game and used music stores that will pay you cash for your old CDs and games. Locally near us, we have had a lot of success selling items to The Exchange and GameStop who offered us reasonable prices for used games.
There are also many online sites that specialize in buying and selling digital games and music.
#7. Sell Your Old Books to Book Stores
Many used book stores will buy books from you that are in good condition and have a good marketability. If you have a local independently owned book store that buys books, this can be the best choice for the best prices since they typically only buy specific titles.
There are also many great options online for selling books, such as AbeBooks, Book Scouters, Half Priced Books and others.
#8. Sell Your Clothes Online
There are many popular apps today for selling clothes, such as Poshmark, ThredUp and more. These can be a great way to sell clothes that no longer fit or clothing that you may have only worn on occasion.
#9. Sell at Consignment Shops
Selling things on consignment is another great way to make money getting rid of your items. With a consignment shop, you will only get paid if the item sells. Be sure when selling on consignment that you trust the shop owner and that the types of items you want to sell at their store will be a good match for their customers.
When you sell at a consignment shop, the owner typically will take a portion of the commission on the sales. So, for example if the item sells for $13, you might only make $5 or $6 when the item sells. Still, this is a great way to sell stuff without the hassle of having to list it yourself, meet and negotiate with potential buyers or ship anything.
Do you have a favorite way to sell things you no longer want? Share your tips and experiences in the comments section below!