Selling used textbooks online, but to get that cash in an hour, you need to find local buyers. If you have textbooks, try the closest college bookstore or throw a quick ad online.
For other used books, you’ll need to look for bookstores that pay cash. For example, see if you have a Hastings store near you. The store buys for cash (although it pays more if you take store credit).
If you do have some extra time, try out Bookscouter. Type in the book’s ISBN, and it’ll tell you the best platform to sell on.
Sell Videos and CDs
Most pawnshops will buy your CDs and DVDs, although they will pick and choose which ones they’ll take, and they won’t pay much. Expect to get a dollar or less for each one — so you’ll want to combine this strategy with a couple of others. But hey, every dollar counts!
If you do have some time, try using the Decluttr app. You won’t even have to leave your house — and shipping is free.
Sell Your Coupons
What can you do with the extra coupons you won’t use from your newspaper each week? Sell them on eBay.
You’ll have to pay seller fees, but you might be surprised at how much a single coupon can net you -- some bring in $300! People are dedicated to getting 10% off at Sears or Target with the right coupon. Are you dedicated enough to spot a sales opportunity when you see it next to the funny pages?
Sell Your Old Clothes
Do you still have a prom outfit from, like, 10 years ago?
It’s never going to fit -- or come into style -- again, but something just keeps holding you back from sending it to Goodwill.
Maybe money could change your mind? Instead of storing clothes indefinitely, try selling them on an app like letgo.
Sell Board Game Pieces
Ever seen a board game in the thrift store but noticed with great sadness it was missing half the pieces?
You might want to put the game in your shopping cart anyway. Someone made $250 in six months selling spare board game pieces online. You can even sell “mystery bags” of pieces for $12 a pop!
It may take some time for your listings to sell, but if you follow some guide, you can probably make $100 in about three months.
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