Gone are the days when you had to rely on Craigslist or eBay to sell your unwanted clutter.
There are a multitude of websites and apps these days – from Facebook Marketplace to Letgo and OfferUp – that can help you get cash for your unwanted items by connecting you with buyers in your area.
But what if you don’t want to meet someone in person to complete the sale? The coronavirus pandemic, as well as headlines about meetings that went wrong, can keep you pausing while selling your stuff this way.
If you don’t want to take the risk of a face-to-face exchange, you can sell your stuff to or through a website where you can send them in. These sites pay you for your items and handle the resale. In general, all you have to do is ship your items.
Some of these options are listed below. Unless otherwise stated, all of these websites will cover the cost of shipping your items, for example by providing you with a prepaid shipping label.
1. Amazon Trade-In
There are retailers willing to accept your unwanted items for cash or credit, as detailed in “9 Stores You Pay For Your Mess”. Amazon is no different.
As part of the Amazon Trade-In Program, you will receive an Amazon Gift Card for the estimated value of eligible items, including video games, mobile devices, and even Amazon devices.
To learn more: Visit the Amazon Trade-In Program website. To find out how much Amazon gives you for an item, click on the appropriate inpayment category, such as «Kindle E-Reader» or «Streaming Media Player».
This is another website that buys technical items especially cell phones. Answer a few questions about your item and Gazelle will make you an offer.
To learn more: Visit Gazelle and click “Sell”. To find out how much the site gives you for an article, click on the appropriate category, e.g. B. «Sell iPhone» or «Sell MacBook».
Got a gift card that you know you won’t be using? Don’t let it go to waste. According to the website, it is possible to use Raise to sell your gift cards for up to 85% of their face value.
Raise is an online gift card marketplace. In other words, it connects people who have unwanted gift cards with savvy shoppers who want to buy gift cards at a discount.
There you put your card up for sale. If it’s sold, you get paid.
While you’re there, you can also purchase discounted gift cards to use at stores that you actually visit.
To learn more: Visit the Raise for Sellers website. To list a gift card for sale, first find the store name.
If you are looking to get rid of tech items, CDs, DVDs, video games, books, or even Legos and want cold hard cash, Decluttr could be for you. The website offers next day payment.
To learn more: Visit Decluttr. To find out how much the site is giving you for an item, click Start Selling, then search for your item.
You don’t want to take your clothes to a consignment shop? ThredUP could be an option for you.
One of the easiest ways to remove clothes from your closet is to order a free clean out kit. Fill this bag with high-quality, carefully used clothing or accessories and send it to ThredUP. (You can drop it off at a FedEx office or US Postal Service location.)
The website then takes care of the photography and selling of the items. Cash or credit will be given to you as soon as they are sold.
To learn more: Visit ThredUP.
Do you have books that you want to get rid of? You may be able to sell them to Powell’s, an independent chain of bookstores in Oregon that also sells online.
To learn more: Visit Powell’s. To find out how much Powell’s would offer you for a book, enter the book’s ISBN into the form on Powell’s Sell Us Your Books website.
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