When it turns out you’re not musically inclined
via itunes.apple.com Decided you’re never going to master the bass guitar? No problem. Sell your guitar or other musical instruments, DJ equipment, and music-making software online or the app at Reverb. Simply list your item with a description and pictures and decide the shipping option and your minutes away from making extra cash online. There’s no cost to list the item but Reverb takes 3.5 percent cut of the items you sell. Musical gear can be pricey and buyers want reassurance of what they’re paying for. Using a platform specifically for musical instruments can help buyers decide if it’s a good deal or the right instrument for them. “When buyers and sellers call, email or chat Reverb, they not only get a real person on the other end—they get a musician. As musicians, we understand how important gear is, which is why when a problem arises, we do whatever it takes to fix it,” says Dan Orkin, director of content at Reverb.
Everything must go! (Except the house)
via itunes.apple.com If your relatives hosted a hoarder intervention, or you’re relocating, or just taking care of an estate for a loved one who has passed, you’re going to need an extra pair of hands to sell your stuff. EBTH (Everything But The House) is a website that handles everything from sorting the items to shipping to the buyer. EBTH carefully inspects all the items and helps you determine what is trash, what can be donated or what will sell. Experts are on hand to determine the value of hidden gems like sports memorabilia, artwork, antiques and more. EBTH takes photos, writes the listings and sells them using slideshows, social media, email marketing and more. The seller doesn’t pay anything for the full process of sorting, removal of items, shipping or marketing. “When all is said and done, sellers will receive 60 percent of the final sale and EBTH will receive 40 percent,” says Jacquie Denny, co-founder of EBTH.
Selling to tech junkies
via gazelle.com You just can’t help yourself—every time the tech industry announces a new gadget you gotta have it. (Find out if your technology is making you sick.) Trouble is, you need cash to buy the shiny new device. The Gazelle website may just be the answer to satisfy the tech junkie in you. You can trade-in Apple and Android devices to make cash to buy the new gadget you’re coveting. Just look up your device on Gazelle and answer a few questions about its condition and lock in your price. “The quote provided is good for 30 days, so you have time to think about it and transition to a new device before sending the old one in, “says Yanyan Ji, SVP Marketing and GM, ecoATM Gazelle. We send you the packaging and pay for shipping so all you have to do is put the box back in the mail. Once the device is received, we’ll inspect it and if your description matches, we’ll send you your payment in the manner you selected.” Bonus: If your device arrives at the Gazelle warehouse and value goes up, they’ll pay the difference.