If you’re like most people, you most likely have a pile of things in your keep that you never use. From old clothes to vinyl to baseball cars, and even cars, humans have the innate desire to hold on to items despite just being cluttered to their storage. Here’s how to make a quick buck from things you no longer use.
But did you know you can still make a quick buck off just about anything? This could be extra money to use for travelling or buying some of your wants. Here are 5 ways to can turn those unused items into a quick buck.
Conduct a Garage Sale
Garage sales are great for getting rid of random items from salt and pepper shakers to your kid’s old toys to picture frames and old clothes.
Thousands of people flock to garage sales from all over the country to try to find bargain items. Some people even have businesses built around it. These entrepreneurs will go to every garage sale they can find, look for bargains, and sell them elsewhere at a higher price.
Needless to say, garage selling is a surefire way to get rid of your clutter fast while making some money out of it.
Before starting a garage sale, take note of these pro tips:
- Announce your garage sale event on social media platforms and Facebook groups at least a week before the garage sale date to ensure plenty of people will come.
- Practice your negotiation skills, and don’t give in to every offer made.
- Check the item’s value in online selling platforms such as eBay before setting up a price. Some items, even the ones that seem worthless, can sell for thousands of bucks in the right hands.
Sell Unwanted Items Online
If you don’t have that many items to make garage selling worthwhile, you can sell random items in online marketplaces such as eBay. The beauty of this method is that you can get a sense of how much each item is selling and price it accordingly.
Furthermore, selling in online marketplaces is as easy as taking good photos, writing a good description, and posting it.
Sell Stuff to Junk Shops
If you have items that are neither old items you want to get rid of nor something that can still be used, junk shops are your go-to.
Junk shops buy items made up of metal, minerals, and plastics according to their weight. So it doesn’t really matter if it’s functioning or not. All you have to do is bring those items into the junk shop and have them weighed.
Sell Old Car to Wreckers
If you have broken vehicles, on the other hand, there is a special kind of junk shop just for those. They’re called wreckers, and they are known for their cash-for-car services.
They buy all types of vehicles including small sedans and large old trucks. Not to mention they collect vehicles in any condition, even old junk and wrecked automobiles.
What makes them different from a regular junk shop is that they only buy vehicles. Also, they not only pay based on the weight of the vehicle but also based on what they can salvage out of it. For this reason they need to know the model and make of the vehicle to check its value.
Furthermore, most car wreckers offer free car removal services regardless of the size of the vehicle. They will be the ones responsible for towing your vehicle out of your garage, all you have to do is call them and arrange a collection time.
Sell Collectibles to Collectors
If you’re good at spotting a collector’s item, selling it to collectors may make you a substantial profit. In fact, there are several pawnshops or individual resellers specializing in buying and selling specific collector’s items.
And don’t think collector’s items are limited to autographed pieces too, anything could become a collector’s item – even everyday items.
Here are some things that could be collector’s items:
- Baseball cards
- Yugi oh cards
- Salt & pepper shakers
- Branded toys (examples: Hot Wheels, Barbie, Lego)
- Toys from cartoon characters (examples: Thomas the train, Lightning Mcqueen)
- Old coins
- Soda bottles
- Old signage
Depending on who you sell to, these items can sell from a few hundred bucks to thousands. And the craziest thing about it is that these could be regular items that you or your parents owned from childhood.
There are several ways of making a quick buck from things you no longer use.But before you go ahead and give all your unused items at a bargain price, be sure to check if some of your unwanted items could sell as collector’s items.
They just might be worth more than you think!