Have you ever heard of Craigslist? If not, go and check it out. This is a great place where you can save money AND make some — all at the same website! How? I’ll tell ya!
MAKING MONEY: Go through your house and find items you want to sell. This could be a lot of children’s clothing, kids toys, an old bed, some wood that you had left over from your deck project — just about anything that don’t need anymore. Then, clean up the item and take some pictures. If possible, try to use a sheet or dark floor or something as your backdrop.
Then, type up a description of the item. I can’t stress enough to be very clear in your description. Double and triple check your spelling and grammar. If you do not have a well written ad, it can be the difference between selling an item or not.
Be sure to list your asking price as well. Not sure what to ask? Look around for other items similar to yours to see what people are asking. as well as your asking price. Always, always, always, be sure that you advise that it is a cash only transaction.
When I list my items, I always advise that the Purchaser will need to come to meet me — I will NOT drive my item to them. In addition, when I do meet them, I make sure it is in a public location and have someone with me. For additional safety reasons, you may want to make note of the license and make/model of the vehicle.
If your item is large, such as furniture, you will need to have the party come to your home. With these types of ads, I recommend providing the dimensions so that the buyer knows what size your item is. Again, be sure that you are NOT alone when completing the transaction.
Also, be sure to indicate if you will or will not help to load and/or disassemble the item. If a truck is required to transport the item, if you do not wish to help with this, be sure to indicate such in your ad.
Another way to sell items is to do a search for Items Wanted and type in the description of what you have. For example, if you have a Twin Bed for sale, type that in the description and then, scroll through the list to pull up Items Wanted. This will bring up a list of everyone looking for that item and you can make contact that way too.
SAVING MONEY: You can also search this site for items you may want for yourself or your child. Are you in need of a Swing Set for this spring? Search here and you can find many that are in good used condition and could probably make a great deal to get something for your children and save money in the process.
As the buyer, realize that the seller is probably taking the same steps that you would, so have cash and be ready to move the item yourself and meet on the Seller’s terms.
I can tell you that from personal experience, my family has made over $1000 selling items on this site! The greatest thing is that the advertising is FREE, so when you sell any items, it is straight profit with no expenses! Pretty awesome huh?