The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Reselling Old Stuff

One way I get money for shopping is by reselling products that I no longer use. This usually pertains to books, video games, and DVDs, since most of my old clothes go to Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

At first, I thought reselling my stuff would take more time and energy than it was worth, but I’ve quickly changed my mind. I list on cheap auction sites or free ad sites, and usually get a fair amount of interest in what I’m selling. After paying for packing materials and accounting for the time I spend on the endeavor, I still come out a couple hundred bucks ahead — which is definitely worth the hassle!

So if you find yourself in need of some quick cash, I recommend putting some old stuff up for sale online. You’ll get better prices than if you had a garage sale (people are less likely to haggle with an online sale), and you’ll be surprised at how much demand there is for even the most obscure book or video game titles!