Best Places To Sell Your Used Things
Spring cleaning is here which means you will probably have some things to get rid of. But what do you do with old items you don’t want cluttering your home that aren’t ready to be thrown out? Nowadays there are all kinds of different places to sell used items so deciding which is right for you could be a bit of challenge. Below are the best places to sell your used items.
The Old Fashioned Route
Of course, you could always go the old fashioned route and sell your used items in a store. If they are clothes, a place like Plato’s Closet accepts almost any used clothing item for a few dollars. You won’t get great value for your clothes from Plato’s Closet, but there aren’t a lot of other ways to get any money for your used clothes. If you are selling used electronics you can try taking them to a Gamestop store. As with Plato’s closet the value will not be great, but they will buy almost anything including old cell phones. Other miscellaneous items can always be taken to the local pawn shop where they will buy a wide variety of things. Taking items to a store might not get you the value you can get online, but it is a good way to get immediate cash and get rid of things quickly.
Craigslist and OfferUp
The reputation that Craigslist has is not great. It is sometimes thought to be a dangerous and shady way to sell things and services. However, there is a very legitimate portion of Craigslist that you can sell anything you have laying around on. People sell everything from piles of dirt to new refrigerators and cars on Craigslist. You will be able to sell some of your more unique used items here if you so choose because there are so many people looking for so many things. Craigslist has recently seen competition from apps like OfferUp which serve a similar purpose. OfferUp is a quick and easy way to buy and sell used items, mostly electronics. Both are a great way to sell things and ensure you get what you are asking. You can wait as long as you want to get the right price, but selling on Craigslist or OfferUp could take a long time.
If you aren’t looking to make any money back off your used items there are tons of different ways you can donate them to charity. Almost any item can have some use to a charity. The Salvation Army is a great place to take anything you no longer have a use for. They sell used items, everything from clothing to furniture to electronics, at a very discounted rate to the public. Their stores all have a place to drop used items and they are always accepting pretty much everything. If you have left over TV’s, computers, or other electronics you can take them to Best Buy. They take all kinds of electronics and recycle them to be used again. This is a great way to reduce your environmental impact when replacing old electronics. Donating your used items is a great way to get them out of your life quickly while knowing you are doing a good thing. If you are not looking to get any money for your used items, donating is a great option to take.
You can do pretty much everything on Facebook nowadays, including buy and sell used items. There is a new feature called Facebook Marketplace that allows users to search for things to buy by item type or just things around them. You can talk to the potential buyers straight through Facebook making the sale quick and easy. Beyond the new Facebook Marketplace, you can sell items in different Facebook groups. There is now a buy and sell or “yard sale” group for just about every town. In those groups people try to sell everything you can think of to the usually thousands of local residents. You can also advertise your used products in community or groups related to what the item is. With how much people are on Facebook, it only makes sense to try and sell some of your used things on there.
Used items do you no good cluttering the house and not being used. You can always find a better use for them, whether it be donating or gaining a little extra cash, that is better than collecting dust.