Wednesday, August 20, 2014
EBAY: Ebay is great if you are a tad computer savvy, have time to sell and are listing items that are smaller in scale. I've found it best to sell on ebay during the winter months when there's nothing else to do. Listing, waiting, packaging, heading to the post office…kind of tedious, but YES you can make money. For larger items I'd suggest using ebay LOCAL, where people have to come to you.
CRAIGS LIST: For smaller items I always meet people in public places to make the transaction. I typically only sell larger items on craigslist when we are moving OR I make sure people coming know I have a dog that will kill them if they try anything! The key to craigslist is to make your headline catchy, add good photos (I think they allow up to 25 for FREE) and screen people before you let them in your door.
CONSIGNMENT: Even in our fairly rural neck of the woods many consignment stores will pick items up for FREE, while charging you a fee when the item sells. Again, if you aren't pressed for cash, this is a great option.
SALVATION ARMY/DONATIONS: Again, even in our area we have several charities that will come to us, pick up the items and take them away. The only annoying thing I've noticed is they no longer take beds or ANYTHING with fabric (sofas, chairs, etc.)