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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure: Sell your unwanted stuff for cash.

April 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Money, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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( A lot of people end up cluttering their homes with stuff they don’t need. Not only does it take precious space inside your home, but keeping such things around the house are a source of negativity.

While a lot of stuff that we don’t use can either be thrown or given to a charity, it is tough to let go of things that you once bought by investing precious time, money, and sometimes, a lot of effort. Everyone knows you cannot bring back lost time, and you cannot recover the effort you have already put in, but by selling valuable things you do not need will surely help you recover some of the money you spent in the past.

Selling useless stuff is easier than you think, and you will be surprised with the amount of money you can make by selling seemingly useless products.

Electronics, Computer parts and games, and books

Everyone is more or less familiar with either selling off electronics, computer games and books, or with buying them from someone who has no use of them. After all, there is no point in keeping three iPhones in your drawer, when you can sell them for cash. Cash that you can spend on yourself, or better yet, save or invest!

There are a number of options available online when it comes to selling these products. The most popular are ebay and the Amazon Marketplace. Amazon Marketplace has a distinct advantage over other such selling platforms. It displays your products along with the new ones, under a tab named ‘new and used’. The best part is, if a new piece of a certain product is not available, Amazon would still show your listing! However, the high margin that Amazon charges drives a lot of people to other websites.

Household Items, Furniture and Appliances

Household items and small appliances like toasters, heaters, vacuum cleaners, blenders can be easily sold on online marketplaces. However, the same cannot be said for larger appliances like washing machines, dishwashers, and furniture because it is next to impossible to ship these.

To get rid of such items, it is a great idea to have a garage sale at home. That way, you can personally be present at the time of the sale and negotiate to your satisfaction. Additionally you can also sell your junk on Craigslist. The advantage of using Craigslist is that it doesn’t take any cut from your sale, and allows you full control over the price of your product. However, Craigslist has built an image of being unsafe, so you should take extra precautions before giving out any personal information.

Scrap Cars

A lot of us have scrap, accidental, or simply old cars lying at our properties. Not only are these taking up unnecessary space, most such vehicles are compromising to the overall look of your property. While you might think that the vehicle is of no value, the case is quite the contrary.

There are a number of scrap car removal companies that provide Cash for cars in Auckland. Most of these companies will provide you with an online quote, and if you think it’s fitting, they will drive down to your place, pay you the cash, and take the vehicle away. It is that simple, really!


The importance of decluttering your home cannot be stressed enough. Not only does it bring about a positive change in your surroundings and your lifestyle, it has the potential of bringing in some serious cash. Don’t wait anymore, start selling useless stuff, and bring positivity and prosperity to your life.

Staff Writer; Bobby Parker

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