Sometimes you just wanna sell your things with no hassle, no haggle, and little to no human interaction.
Craigslist, flea markets, yard sales, even eBay are some of the most frequently used methods of selling your stuff. Unfortunately, they’re not necessarily for the lazy, busy, or uninterested, but these methods are.
Turn your old smartphones, iPads, iPods, or Macbooks into cash by selling them to Gazelle. Start by checking to see if your device is listed on the web site. If it is, enter details about the condition of your item and you’ll get a quote, right on the spot.
Once you select the offer, your price is locked in. All that’s left is to ship the item. Once it’s received, Gazelle will pay you via check, Amazon gift card, or PayPal. Shipping and data wipe are free.
Give Amazon your books, movies, electronics, music, and video games and they’ll credit you with an Amazon.com gift card in return.
The process works similar to Gazelle. Check to see if Amazon is looking for trades on your items, mail the items in within seven days, and you’ll receive the gift card credit within two business days.
Amazon sells so many products it won’t be hard putting the gift card to good use.
RadioShack’s Trade & Save program gives you the option of trading electronics online or in the store.
Items traded in store go toward a purchase and you’re mailed a RadioShack gift card for items you trade online.
The upside is that RadioShack seems to have a wider array of accepted appraisals.
RadioShack is a good option for things you can’t sell on Gazelle or Amazon. Trade online if you’re not quite ready for a new purchase.
Skip the lowball offers from your local pawnshop and check out Express Gold Cash. Express Cash Gold pays cash for valuable precious metals like jewelry, coins, real silver flatware and even diamonds and dental gold. The process does take a few more steps.
First, you request Express Cash Gold to send a brochure and shipping materials to you.
Then, you send in your gold and wait for Express Cash Gold to reply back with an appraisal.
If you decide to accept the appraisal amount, you’ll receive the money via check or direct deposit. Otherwise, they’ll return your gold to you.
It seems risky to send your valuables to a company you’ve never heard of, but Express Cash Gold boasts an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
The eBay selling process sometimes isn’t worth the time and effort if you’re only selling a couple of items. Instead, you can pay someone who knows what they’re doing: the eBay Trading Assistants.
These eBay selling experts have high seller ratings and good feedback. They’re local, so you can drop off your item, pay whatever fee the Trading Assistant charges and wait for your item to be sold.
Any items you can’t sell can be donated. And, there may be tax benefits for donating items you can’t sell. TurboTax ItsDeductible online helps you track the items you’ve donated and gives a resale value for your donations. That’ll make life much easier for you and your tax preparer.
Stop sitting on your items because you don’t want the hassle of sales process. Start at the top of this list and work your way down. If all else fails, you can always drop your stuff off at Goodwill.
What tricks do you use to avoid people and sell your valuables?