Kim emailed me saying she is selling things her family doesn’t need to bring in extra income. I failed at selling my crap on eBay so I had to know how Kim is doing it. She writes:
My husband is recently in the job market, so the family finances needed a boost. He had been an avid dvd collector and my #1 son told me to sell off some of the dvds that we weren’t interested in watching again. I just put in the serial number on the back and the website told me whether they were selling or not, and approximately what price they would sell for. We keep about 40 on Amazon at any given time, and have sold just over 100 in six weeks. Some of the best sellers were the older dvds. I guess they didn’t make as many back then.
I will say that I did price them to sell. For example, if the lowest price was $4.95, I listed mine for $4.75. I also added that my dvd was NOT a previous rental, which many of those for sale seem to be. Just today a friend of mine at work (I am a schoolteacher) was asking what I was selling and she told me to bring in any extras and that she would be interested in buying some of them from me – hadn’t thought about that potential market 🙂 Anyway, January netted just under $500 for us, which is a great “emergency fund” that we really needed. Actually, I am designating $100 to be our “fun fund”, which we haven’t had in a long time. Have a great Friday, Kim
Kudos to Kim and her family for recognizing they were sitting on a stash of cash! And for following through to set up an Amazon sellers account, do the pricing research, and keep customers happy. I also like her positive attitude about her husband being “in the job market.”
What do you have in your home that you’ve been considering selling for extra money? To get you started, here are seven ways to make money off spring cleaning.Or, if you prefer to de-clutter your house in one fell swoop, donate or hold a garage sale.