April 08, 2022
4 Places to Sell Your Stuff—Besides a Garage Sale
While there are definitely potential downsides to being able to sell personal items on the internet, the increased options over what people had in the past can be very helpful.
While garage sales were typically the best way to get rid of old stuff or to declutter, there are now many more options at your disposal—and ones that might net you a bit more cash for your unwanted items.
Centers Health Care has the details on four places where you can sell stuff with confidence.
The classic online marketplace, it’s still the place to sell items that offer the most protection for the buyer and seller—but that comes at a price, as EBay charges fees on what you earn, so you won’t be taking home all of the cash you sell your items for. It’s also more difficult to sell larger items that aren’t practical to ship.
- Facebook Marketplace
Facebook Marketplace is easy to sell something that you are either able to ship or can sell locally, as the largest number of people possible can see your listing for free. The service is free for items sold locally, but there is a 5% charge on shipped items. In exchange, Facebook will send the seller a shipping label that can be tracked to ensure safety.
OfferUp is similar to Facebook Marketplace, and it also doesn’t charge a fee for local sales. What is nice about this app is in-person sales offer some sort of protection. The site has dedicated “Community Meet-up Spots” that are well-lit and have video surveillance.
The best part about DeCluttr is that you don’t have to wait for someone to take your offer. This site specializes in buying old electronics. You let the site know which item you’re trying to sell, and it will quite you a price. If you decide to accept it, DeCluttr sends you a shipping label and pays you the day after it arrives at their place—simple as that!