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.
Make me an offer
via itunes.apple.com The OfferUp app is another local option to make extra cash using the website or app. Simply snap a photo, write a description and price it. It also has additional pricing options that lets the buyers know the seller has set a firm price or if they are open to negotiations. If you’re open to negotiations, you may stand a better chance of selling your stuff. The haggling can be done via the in-app messaging. “It helps buyers and sellers communicate without trading personal information and our ratings system allows them to learn more about each others’ transaction history before they connect,” says Natalie Angelillo, vice president of community at OfferUp. Of course, there’s always a chance the buyer will back out so it’s important to check the user ratings of the buyers when considering an offer.