How to Sell Your Stuff and Get the Most Money for It

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sellsSwimming in junk? Selling old or unused items is one of the fastest ways to get some extra cash, as well as free up some space in your home!

However, there’s definitely ways to maximize the amount of money you get for your goods. By following these tips, you can get as much money as possible for your items and put more money in your pocket.

Use a Consignment Shop
If you’re selling something large or expensive, you could lose out on a lot if someone doesn’t pay, stops payment on a check, or otherwise tries to scam you. Going through a consignment shop may protect you—you do pay a fee to the consignment shop, but it may be worth it if you’re talking about an item that’s worth hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Use a Great Description of Your Items
Most people sell online. When you write your item description, thoroughly describe your item! Don’t send people to Google to find out what your item is or how it works. Give them everything they need to know—the age of the item, its condition, and what it is used for. The more you can tell people, the more confident they’ll feel buying from you.

Take Fantastic Photos
Even if you have a great item, a bad photo can send people away. Take pictures in a well-lit area and make sure to show off the prominent features of the item. At the same time, ensure that any flaws are shown in photos. One customer complaining about a misrepresented item can make it hard to sell in the future!

Be Willing to Negotiate
If you want to get rid of your stuff as quickly as possible, be ready to negotiate. Before you list an item, think about how much you would be willing to take for it. If someone offers that amount or higher, take it! The quicker an item is out of your house, the less clutter you have to deal with.

And where should you sell you old stuff? Garage Sales, Ebay, and Craigslist are all great ways to sell.

What’s your favorite tip for selling your stuff?

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