Treasure Hunt: 5 Things You Aren’t Using That You Could Sell for Cash

Saturday, March 15, 2014, AM | Leave Comment

It seems everyone these days is looking for some extra cash. While some people find an extra job to make ends meet, this option isn’t open to everyone due to scheduling conflicts, work and family commitments or other issues. If you fall into this category, then why not go on a treasure hunt through your home?

There’s probably plenty of items that you could sell on eBay or Craigslist to get a little extra cash when you need it.

Treasure Hunt - 5 Things You Aren't Using That You Could Sell for Cash

  1. Old Jewelry

    Your old gold jewelry could be your next cash cow. While the price per ounce may have gone down from its nearly $1400 high in 2010, that doesn’t mean you won’t make some serious cash just the same.

    Gather up your old baubles and determine which market might be the best place to sell them. If you have scrap gold, you’ll watch to talk to someone who deals with scrap metal and gold. An antique dealer would be a better option for that antique gold pendant.

  2. Records

    There’s something completely romantic about hearing music on an old LP. As such, people will pay a pretty penny if you own some classic records. If you have everything that Nat King Cole or Elvis ever put out, then head over to the record store to see if they have consignments. Local DJs and other music enthusiasts will pay some serious cash for those old long-playing records of yours.

  3. Clothes

    Many cities have clothing consignment shops. In fact, this may be the most common kind of consignment there is. From designer duds to your old blue jeans, chances are, you’ll find someone who is just your size and who is willing to pay their hard-earned cash for the chance to wear your gently-used clothes. Look in the phone book or online for local consignment shops or set up an eBay account to get started.

  4. Furniture

    We outgrow furniture. Babies no longer need cribs. Kids move into bigger beds. Our old couch looks haggard and aged. While these items may no longer appeal to us, they hold big appeal for young parents or for the college student who doesn’t mind decorating in early Salvation Army. The simplest way to exchange this stuff or cash is Craigslist or your local want ads, except for if you have antique furniture. Then you may want to see an antiques dealer.

  5. Sell Your Old Clunker

    Selling your old jalopy might be the quickest and easiest way to get large sums of cash in a hurry. If you have an old car circa 1990, it’s time to trade it in for some cash. Craigslist is probably the fastest way to get rid of it, but you can also put a sign in the car’s window or put up flyers to connect with people who need a reasonably priced car. If your car doesn’t run, you can even find a company like Ryan’s Auto Parts that will tow it away and pay you for it. It’s time to ditch that old car!

Going on a treasure hunt in your home is not only fun, but it’s a great way to discover items that you no longer use. If you don’t use them, then you might as well make cash for them.

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