Moving is a perfect time to get rid of things. As you pack, you’ll notice items that you simply don’t use anymore. Many of these things are still in good condition and useable by someone else. Selling them is a great opportunity to get rid of stuff you don’t need while banking some cash in the process.
So how do you do it? There are several places where you can sell your stuff…
This is the obvious one. eBay has been the go-to marketplace for two decades for people looking to buy and sell. You’ll have to take a little time listing and shipping, but they’ve made it pretty easy at this point. Notably, their integration with Shyp makes it super easy to send items to buyers after they are sold.
Another obvious option. If you trust the people on the other end, this is a great place to sell things quickly. There is more risk to getting it done here because, unlike eBay, there isn’t transparency regarding the buyer and their history and the platform doesn’t actually facilitate the transaction. Everything is up to you. But nonetheless, it’s another high-traffic site where you can offload your goods.
This is probably the first place you should go. Reach out to your family, friends, co-workers, and any organizations you belong to. You can send a good old-fashioned email or post in places like Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn to let your network know.
LetGo is an interesting app that lets you buy and sell goods to people in your area. This is a good option if you’re looking to offload something quickly and don’t a lot about how much you get for it. Post it on there for a cheap price and have someone come by to pick it up.
Amazon is the e-commerce destination for pretty much everyone. They have a seller program which allows you to sell your used goods along side all of their other products. You pay a small fee to do so, but will have a lot of traffic coming to your page.
This is another e-commerce site that enables you to act as a small business selling your goods on their platform. They specialize in unique goods and have an audience looking for these niche items. It’s a good place to offload anything that wouldn’t fit on the above sites.
This will take some time to set up and market, but it’s a good way to get rid of things if you have a free day. You won’t get as much traffic as an online marketplace but the transactions will be quick and painless.
Don’t have the time for any of the above? Give it to eBay and let them sell it for you. They, of course, will keep a percentage of the sale but it’s the price you pay for the service.
There are also countless niche communities where you can sell and trade specific products. Search Google and see what’s out there. If you take good pictures and market the goods well, you can quickly get rid of your junk and make money on it. And for anything you aren’t able to sell, you can donate it to people who need it.
Happy Selling! 😉
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