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Sell Your Stuff And Get Some Extra Cash This Weekend

Whether you’re hard up for cash or just want to declutter your home, selling your stuff online can be an awesome solution. You get rid of stuff you don’t need, and you get some extra pocket money in return. Here are some tips for getting the most money back.

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Prepare Your Stuff For Sale

Once you gather up your clutter, you’ll need to do a little work on it before you sell it off. A little work can go a long way to getting you more money — especially if you’re selling old gadgets. If you’ve got a smartphone, make sure you’ve protected it from wear and keep the packaging. If you’re selling a laptop, give it a little makeover first — it’s undoubtedly become somewhat dirty and worn out over the years. With any gadet, wipe your data — both on your computer and your phone — before you hand it off to a stranger.

Make Sure The Price Is Right

Get too greedy and you won’t be albe to sell at all. Check out our our guide to valuing your unwanted crap for an idea of where to sell and how to choose a price.

Create Your Listings

When it comes time to actually put your stuff up for sale, don’t be careless. A little effort goes a long way. Take good photos to ensure they attract attention and set your eBay auctions to end at the optimal time for the most bidders. Bundling products together will get you a quicker sale, but not necessarily a better one. Patience is key with selling online: if you wait long enough, someone will offer you a good price. You don’t need to take the first offer that comes your way unless you’re really desperate to unload the object in question.

Have a great weekend!