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7 Websites to Sell Used Stuff Profitably

7 Websites to Sell Used Stuff Profitably

Do you have a lot of stuff you don’t use just sitting around the house and collecting dust? If so, why not sell it? This is a great way to de-clutter your home and make some extra cash while you’re at it. There are all kinds of great websites where you can sell the things you no longer want or need, and you can get top dollar as long as your items are in good condition. Here are some of our favorite websites for selling old stuff to make money.

1. Vinted

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    Use this site to sell any clothing, shoes, accessories, etc. that you are no longer wearing. You can also find some great deals on new-to-you stuff, just in case you are looking to spend your money on a new wardrobe. You will find a great community of sellers and buyers, and you may even find that you make a lot of new friends while you are at it.

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    2. Chairish

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      When you have furniture you no longer want, but it is in great shape so you don’t just want to give it away, this is a great place to sell it and make extra cash. Buying and selling any kind of furniture or household accessory is fast and easy. List items in two minutes, and let Chairish take care of shipping. You get to keep 80% of the sale price (commission is 20%).

      3. Oodle

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        Here is a site that is basically reinventing online classified ads through the power of social media. You will find this is a great place to sell and trade items, as well as buy new items from other sellers. Oodle operates a marketplace network with more than 15 million users monthly. You are sure to find someone who wants what you are selling, and you can make money by getting rid of the stuff that is taking up space in your home.

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        4. Sell Laptop

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          When you want to sell your laptop, make sure that you sell it where you are going to make the most money. As long as it is in great shape, you can do that at CashYourLaptop. Search for your device, provide some details about the laptop, fill out the checkout form, and receive a free, pre-paid shipping label. You will be paid via check or PayPal.

          5. Valore Books

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            If you are in college, you can save a lot of money on textbooks by buying them here. You can also sell your old textbooks to make extra cash. Once the semester is through, you no longer need those books. Sell them here, and use the money towards the books you will need for the coming semester, which are already being sold at discount prices because someone else owned them previously.

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            6. CarDaddy

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              Selling a vehicle and getting a good price for it is easier than ever when you are using this website. This is a company that wants to make it easy for you to sell your old car, and even help you get behind the wheel of something newer. You will enjoy a safe online shopping experience, and your information shouldn’t be sold or shared.

              7. VarageSale

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                Instead of going through all of the trouble of having an actual garage sale, enjoy the ease of a virtual garage sale by using this site. You can easily earn extra cash without having to drag everything outside or to the garage, advertise a sale, get up extra-early on a weekend, etc. You can also find great deals on a lot of the stuff you want to buy. This is a great place to find out more about your community: buy and sell to the people you can trust.

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                Last Updated on March 4, 2019

                How to Use Credit Cards While Staying Out of Debt

                How to Use Credit Cards While Staying Out of Debt

                Many people will suggest that the best thing to do with your credit cards during these tough economic times is to cut them up with a pair of scissors. Indeed, if you are already in huge debt, you probably should stop using them and begin a payback strategy immediately. However, if you are not currently in trouble with your credit cards, there are wise ways to use them.

                I happen to really love my credit cards so I will share with you my approach to how I use mine without getting into deep financial trouble.

                Ever since about 1983 when I got my first Visa card, I continue to charge as many of my purchases as possible on credit. Everything from gas, groceries and monthly payments for services like my cable and home security monitoring are charged on credit. Despite my heavy usage, I have maintained the joy of never paying any interest fees at all on any of my credit cards.

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                Here are some tips on how best to use your credit cards without falling into the trap of paying those nasty double-digit interest fees.

                Do Not Treat Credit Cards as Your Funding Sources

                Too many people treat their credit cards as funding sources for major purchases. Do not do this if you want to stay out of trouble. I use my credit cards as convenient financial instruments so I do not have to carry around much cash. In fact, I hate carrying cash, especially coins. When you buy things on credit, the purchases are clean and you will not get annoying coins back as change.

                I do not rely on my Visa, MasterCard or American Express to fund any of my purchases, large or small. This brings me to my golden rule when it comes to whether I will pull out any of my credit cards either at a retail or online store.

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                I never purchase anything with my credit cards if I do not have the actual cash on hand in my bank account.

                If I really cannot pay for the item or service with cash that I already have at the bank, then I simply will not make the purchase. Remember, my credit cards are not used as funding sources. They are just convenient alternatives to actual cash in my pocket.

                Make Sure to Always Pay Off Balances in Full Each Month

                The next very important part of my overall strategy is to make absolutely sure that I pay the balances in full each and every month no matter how large they are. This should never be a problem if the cash has been budgeted for my purchases and secured in the bank. I have always paid my full balances each month ever since my very first credit card and this is why I never pay interest charges.

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                Using Credit Cards with Rewards

                Most of my credit cards are of the “no annual fees” type, including one MasterCard on a separate account I keep at home as a spare in case I lose my wallet or incur any fraudulent charges. However, I do use a main Visa card which does have an annual fee because all purchases on that card reward me with airline frequent flyer points. For me, the annual fee is worth it since I do travel and I get enough points to redeem many free flights.

                You have to decide for yourself if you will charge enough purchases on credit each year without paying interest charges to warrant a credit card that rewards you with airline points (or other rewards). In my case, the answer is “yes” but that might not be the case for you.

                I occasionally use a MasterCard or American Express card on small purchases just to keep those accounts active. Also, I have been to the odd retailer that accepted only a certain type of credit card, so I find that having one from each major company is quite handy. Aside from my main Visa card which earns the airline points, the rest of my cards are of the “no annual fees” variety.

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                So this is how I use my credit cards without getting into any financial trouble with them. This strategy is recommended only if you are not in debt, of course. In fact, it is worth keeping in mind once you’re out of debt so that you can keep your credit cards active and treat them responsibly.

                What are your credit card usage strategies? Let me know in the comments — I’d love to hear what methods you use.

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