Is eBay the first site that comes to mind when you think about selling used household goods online? It’s one option, of course, but there are many others. Depending on what you want to sell, there may be a variety of auction and non-auction alternatives. Choosing the best site for the product you have can help you maximize your online earnings.
What’s for Sale?
It’s important to consider what you’re selling in deciding where to sell it. Is it antique? Does it have collector’s value? Is it a one-of-a-kind item? Consider how you can best reach the market specifically interested in the product you’re selling. Also take into account whether there’s a buyer who will offer an immediate cash payment in lieu of listing an item for auction that will sit alongside hundreds of similar items being auctioned.
CDs and DVDs
There are several online sites that buy used CDs, DVDs, and video games. The prices vary among sites depending on their current stock needs, so do a price compare before choosing your buyer. Also, make sure you read the terms carefully. Typically a CD/DVD case and cover art must be intact. With a CD, it’s easy enough to swap out a case before shipping. Some popular sites for selling used CDs and DVDs include Second Spin, decluttr (formerly Music Magpie), abundatrade, and cash for dvds and games.
Artwork and Antiques
If you have artworks or antiques to sell, it’s useful to get an appraisal before setting the price. There are online auction sites and marketplaces offering free or low-cost appraisals. With an appraisal in hand, you know how to price your artwork or antique and a potential buyer has a reliable estimate of its worth. Depending upon what you’re selling, you may be able to research and determine a fair price on your own; however, certain sites require use of their appraisal services if you’re selling through them. Value My Stuff handles a wide variety of auctionable items and offers single appraisals for $10; Lofty handles a more limited selection of valuables, providing free appraisals and the opportunity to sell outright or to auction.
Used children’s clothes to sell? Flip Size buys your used kids’ clothes, awarding points that can be traded for cash or new-to-you clothes. Kiddeomall offers you the opportunity to sell used clothes and toys.
Whatever you have to sell, it’s worth doing a little research and comparison of potential online sales outlets.