We all need to make some quick cash from time to time. The easiest way to make a fast buck is to gather up everything you would like to get rid of. Gather items such as clothes you no longer fit into to pieces of furniture you no longer need. Then take good pictures of it and get ready to sell them. Here are the top places to sell online – for free.
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Turn your social media outlet into a virtual yard sale. You can either list things on your news feed or you can find a local group of people selling items and list there. In my area there are several groups for selling items – some for clothes, baby items and some for everything. I have been posting items of unwanted things for a month now, just little items here and there, and I have made about $200. Another benefit to this is that my house is slowly becoming less cluttered with each item I sell too.
Selling on Craigslist is a commonly known method. However, I am very surprised by the number of people intimidated about listing things for sale on the site. Listing items is easy, and it is easy to weed out spammers and scammers. Just ignore buyers who are asking you to send the item to a different country and also ignore buyers who just seem sketchy. For example, one guy wanted to meet me at ten o’clock one night for a camera lens. That was a no-go. Also, meet at your local Starbucks in broad daylight, unless it is a big item.
Chances are that you have a consignment shop within thirty miles of your home. Consignment shops can be for adult clothing or just for kid items. Either way, make an appointment, know their rules for buying, and turn unwanted kid items or your out dated wardrobe into cash. All consignments are different. Some give you the cash up front, while others make you wait for the item to sell. Usually, consignment shops do not give you the most profit for your items, but they do all of the work for you.
If you need money, then you can make it happen by selling your unwanted items. Your house will be less cluttered too (which ultimately saves you money). Just remember to take several clear and good photos of your items. Also, keep your potential sales organized and ready to go. Before you know it, you will have that extra cash you needed in a pinch.