If you have plenty of old and unwanted stuff in your house, things you don’t need anymore and only contribute to the clutter, you can sell them and earn a quick buck instead of tossing them in the bin. You know, that old phone just lying around could still be worth hundreds, or that old watch you never use anymore…
But what kinds of old stuff can I sell, you ask? Well, anything and everything. As long as someone will buy it, of course. In fact, here are some of the best places online where you can convert your secondhand goods into a side-income.
- decluttr – If you’ve got old tech to sell, like old phones, tablets, game consoles, and other devices, or if you’re simply clearing out your old CD or DVD collection, this should be your first choice.
- Gazelle – Another great site for selling preowned electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and more.
- sellbackyourBook.com – This is the place where you trade your used books – from textbooks, novels, to children’s books, and everything in between – for cash.
- Worthy – Specializes in helping you sell your rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, watches, and other jewelry pieces, and getting the best value out of your valuables.
- eBay – An oldie but a goldie, eBay still remains one of the most popular and profitable sites to sell anything and everything – including your secondhand stuff.
- Facebook Marketplace – You do all the listing, promoting, selling, and shipping, but the upside – no seller fees or taxes!
But if you’re specifically looking to sell your used clothes, here are the best sites where you can convert your clothing to cash:
- thredUP – The world’s largest online thrift store takes care of everything for you: just fill up one of their Clean Out kits with used but quality pieces, and they’ll do the rest while you wait for your money.
- Poshmark – Snap a photo of the item you want to sell, fill in a description, set the price, and start selling to over 80 million community members – all in less than 60 seconds!
- Tradesy – Created by women for women, this site takes the hassle out of your hustle with a sleek app, a free full shipping kit, an awesome return policy, and more.
- Depop – This resale slash social media platform is the best place to tap into the Gen-Z market with vintage wear and other unique items.
- Vinted – Give your pre-owned clothes a new home in this secondhand fashion community of more than 45 million members from multiple countries.
- The RealReal – If you’ve got some luxury items to sell – Prada, Chanel, Fendi, Cartier, whatever – this online consignment shop should be your go-to place.
And how much money will I make selling my old stuff, you ask? Well, it depends on what you’re selling and where you’re selling. Of course, genuine jewelry can fetch a lot, while many electronic devices can net you hundreds of dollars. If you’ve got a ton of old but valuable things just lying around your house, you could totally make perhaps a hundred dollars a day by selling them online.
Now if you’re also wondering whether you can sell your old stuff yourself without having to join an online resale platform, you can start your own ecommerce website instead and sell your items from there. Creating and keeping your own website is actually very cheap – several dollars a month should be enough to get you started. Again, if you’re successful not just in getting people to your site, but getting them to buy whatever you’re selling, then theoretically you could earn more than if you join a resale platform or online marketplace.
By the way, if you’re not too sure about selling online, you can also do the old-fashioned garage or yard sale. The upside is the straightforward process, but the flipside is the limited number of customers, probably only people in your neighborhood or in your city, and also limited potential earnings.