Christmas is approaching quickly and the cost of things is quickly adding up. If you are looking at the budget and the wish list and not seeing numbers that add up I have some great tips for you. I am going to share five of my favorite ways to make money off of things that are already in your home.
Sell books on Amazon – Amazon has a great program where you can sell your old text books and books using their site. Sign up for a seller account, set your price, and list your item. If you want to know what a book will get use the ISBN number on the back of your book to see what it is selling for. This is how I made the money back on all of my college text books.
Sell items on Craigslist – Are there miscellaneous items you no longer use? Try using Craigslist to sell your items to people near by. I highly advise having a meeting place. Avoid bringing people to your home as you never know who is on the other side of the computer. You may have to list your item a few times before selling it.
Sell items on Ebay – Whether you are getting rid of an old collectible or a bulk lot of clothing ebay is still a great way to make money off of your old clothing. If you are looking to sell the item quickly select the Buy It Now option. Make sure to charge shipping so you don’t lose money.
Sell Games at Gamestop – Stores like Gamestop will give you cash for your gently used games and gaming systems. If you know that you are upgrading this Christmas go ahead and make some money off of the old system or games you have. Watch out though, you might find yourself flipping that money back into a new system in the store.
Sell items using your Facebook – People underestimate the value of Facebook. Whether you use a Facebook online yard sale group or post a status about the item and the price you are sure to sell. Make sure to work out the price and location for pick up in advance. It is only worth it if you are not driving too far and paying for your gas.
What ways do you make money off of things in your house? I would love to hear more in the comments.