With camp costs and travel expenses, your summer budget may be pretty tight. I just had an emergency laptop repair that blew my monthly budget out of the water. Thankfully, I’ve sold a few unused items this summer, so I had a little more flexibility than usual. Here are my suggestions on where to sell unused items for extra cash. Reminder: Use the social sharing tools to pin, Tweet and Pin this so your friends can see it and save too!
Sell Unused Items
Old devices: iPhones, iPods, MacBooks and Cell Phones I just upgraded to an iPhone 5s because I needed more storage for videos and photos for myself and my social media clients. But I was left with a perfectly good iPhone 4s that I wanted to sell. I’d seen TV commercials about Gazelle.com where I could sell it online. The amount you receive depends on the devices condition and the market value. When I first checked online for the value it was $140. But it took me about a month to properly unlock my AT&T iPhone due to the sales return window (in case I wanted to return the iPhone 5s), I had to pay my bill so that my account was current and I needed to follow the instructions to unlock the device so it could be resold. By then, the price had gone down to $125. But Gazelle makes it super simple for you to mail the device in with a preprinted shipping label (at no cost to you). I got paid by Paypal in less than a week. You can also wait for a paper check or choose to get the value in a gift card. I picked Gazelle because it has an affiliate program. So if I refer my audience to sell their unused mobile devices there, I earn a small commission. This is ideal for bloggers and internet marketers who have an area of influence. Even if you don’t have a website, share your own referral link and earn $10 when a friend signs up. You can also trade-in devices on Amazon.com. DVD players, TVs books and cameras can all earn you gift cards to shop even more!
Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.