Emergency Cash Tip #3: Sell Your Junk Online
By Ralf Skirr.
If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of junk sitting your house that you have no use for. You might have
- an old computer or laptop,
- old electronics, old furniture,
- old textbooks,
- and old clothing.
As far as you’re concerned, this stuff is useless.
You won’t ever use it again; and all it’s doing is taking up space.
But for many other people, they would be willing to pay for an old computer, old furniture, or old clothes.
Once you realize this, you’ll also see that selling junk that you no longer use could been an excellent way to raise some cash without too much work.
In the past, if you wanted to do this, you’d have to hold a garage sale; and would have to advertise for it by posting signs on telephone poles all over your neighborhood.
If you were lucky, a handful of people would show up and pay very little for some of your stuff. But this is no longer the case.
For things like clothing and light electronics, www.ebay.com is probably a better option. It is a thicker market; and will allow you to unload just about everything you have if you’re willing to sell at a low enough price.
On the other hand, www.craigslist.org is good if you’re selling heavy items, such as furniture. Since shipping would be prohibitively expensive for most furniture, it simply does not make sense to do it on www.ebay.com. If you use www.craigslist.org instead, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find someone in your area who will be willing to drive to your house or apartment to pick up the item.
When it comes to using either www.ebay.com or www.craigslist.org, it’s important that you spend time to briefly explain what it is you are selling, so that potential buyers know what you’re offering. It is also important to include pictures of the items you’re selling, as doing this will make browsers significantly more willing to buy.
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