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Where to Sell Your Unwanted Stuff for the Most Cash

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Want to turn some of your unwanted stuff into cash? Here's where to sell it for the biggest return:

Books

Check bookscouter.com to find out which online book buyer is paying the highest price, or list your books on half.com. Sell older books at your next yard sale.

Other options: used book stores, eBay

Clothes

Sort out your best clothes, and sell them to a consignment store or through Ebay. Group the rest into lots, and post an ad on Craigslist or in your local classifieds. Sell the rest in a yard sale.

Another Option: List vintage pieces on etsy.com

Furniture

Sell pieces of exceptional quality on consignment or at auction. List good quality pieces on Craigslist or in the newspaper classifieds. Sell everything else in a yard sale.

Antiques and Collectibles

Sell your best pieces on consignment or at auction (online or off). List the rest on Craigslist or in the newspaper classifieds. If they don't sell, try a dealer.

Sports Equipment

Sell lightly used sports equipment to a used sports shop like Play It Again Sports or post sales flyers where your child/you go for practice. Sell all remaining items to a pawn shop, through Craiglist or through a local classified.

Electronics

Sell newer electronic items on Ebay, through Craigslist, or through the classified section of your local newspaper. 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).

CDs/DVDs/Video Games

Sell newer releases on Craigslist, through a classified or on Ebay. List everything else on Half.com or sell them through a site that buys used media.

Housewares

Sell highly-sought-after items on Ebay, on consignment, through Craigslist or through a classified. Sell everything else in a yard sale.

Appliances

List working appliances on Craigslist or in the newspaper. Sell broken appliances to a recycling center for scrap.

Jewelry

Have antique and good quality pieces appraised. Then, sell them at auction, through Ebay or to a dealer. Sell lesser pieces on consignment or through Ebay. Sell junk jewelry at your next yard sale.

Musical Instruments

Contact the band directors at area middle schools and high schools to let them know you have an instrument for sale. If that fails, advertise on Craigslist or through a classified ad. Sell your instrument to a music shop or pawn shop as a last resort.
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