The Best Resale Websites
Chris Janota, mx123.com
If your already a customer of MX123 you already know that selling to a friendly, trust worthy resale website can make selling your pre-owned stuff a snap. If you’ve ever used ebay or craiglist to declutter your home, then you know firsthand the headaches that come with selling your stuff online. Selling on eBay and Craigslist involves uploading images, shipping packages, answering questions and collecting payments for each item.
Here’s the good news: it doesn’t have to be so hard.
Here’s a list of other online full service resalers I recommend that will save your time by avoiding auction waiting, individual item transactions and risk.
Threadflip is an online market for selling your clothes and accessories. They utilize your social media accounts like Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter to bring in more buyers. They send you a bag in the mail to fill and offer free shipping. They have strict buying requirements to ensure the market has only top notch stuff for sale. Items that are not approved to be listed on their market can be donated to a charity of your choice.
LikeTwice is similar to Threadflip. They will send you a bag to fill or use any box you have lying around and print out their prepaid shipping label. They only accept womens clothing and accessories.
Bank Vogue is a good option if your quality isn’t quite good enough for acceptance at ThreadUp. Bank Vogue buys clothing and shoes in bulk and will accept bigger quantity. Much of the clothing items they accept ends up in foreign countries, especially Africa. Used American clothing is big business overseas.
Tip: I personally use Thredflip to send my best clothes and donate the rest. But if you want to want get alittle more money back for your clothes just group them into lots by size and post an ad on Craigslist. You could sell the rest in a garage sale.
Everyone possesses at least a few old electronic gadgets around the house. Donating them to a recycler is a simple way to dispose of them, but selling them off is better yet. These sites enable you to simply get an instant quote, print a free shipping label and send them in!
Gazelle – Probably the best know buy back website. Get cash for used cell phones and electronics. Sell your iPhone, iPad, Android device, Apple computers and more. Free shipping and fast payment.
Buy My Tronics – Bigger buy back selection of electronics including camcorders, GPS devices and cameras.
Tip: Sell newer electronic items on Ebay. Sell old (but still useable) items through Craigslist, a classified ad or a yard sale. Sell obsolete or broken electronics through Ebay (when there’s a market for them).
Many book sellers use cashforbooks.net and i have heard nothing wrong with them, but I prefer textbooks.com to get a slightly higher price on my books. In addition to paying your shipping fees, they also deposit the money into your PayPal account.
To give away books, check out PaperBackSwap.com. You earn credits by giving away books, and after earning enough credits, earn a free book to read.
Furniture and Housewares
There are few good options for selling heavy items online. Sell pieces of exceptional quality on Ebay. List good quality pieces on Craigslist. Sell everything else in a yard sale. If antique items don’t sell on auction, try a dealer.
I hope this list helps. If you have any questions about these service please ask. I am happy to help!