With birthdays and other occasions coming up I know some children have been pining for the new Nintendo Wii U console. It would be a great gift for any child and if they siblings they can all play together, since there are so many fun group games to play. The Wii U is quite costly, so I’ve been looking into ways to make any extra money fast online. Our useless electronic junk proved perfect to recycle by selling on, rather than sending to landfill, so I could be green on my money-hunt.
If you’re in a similar financial pickle like me, and want to know the best places to sell old gadgets for some quick and easy money, here is what I would recommend:
For big, bulky items, which are costly to post, Craigslist is the most popular site for classified adverts. Since it can be localised to where you live, you can get the buyer to pick up the item from you, so it’s pretty hassle free. Although it may take a while to sell your goods, particularly if they’re old like my ab-toner was, but I got a good sum for it in the end.
For new-ish or never been used items, such as cooking appliances which have barely emerged from the box, eBay is pretty good for almost instant sales, with relatively low postage costs. My ice-cream maker was a gift, but since having the kids my weight can yo-yo, and I’ve never used it. So I got a pretty cool deal, considering it was given to me free in the first place.
The fastest and easiest way of making some dough online was using MusicMagpie. I could sell my stuff that I wasn’t sure what else to do with, such as unwanted CDs and DVDs, and even our old boxy desktop computer. This accumulation increased our overall total payment, which we received securely as soon as we sent off our items, using their free postage service. The kids even chipped in when they found out the huge variety of gadgets Music Magpie accepted, and they sold their old consoles and games they no longer wanted too. They’re such good kids!
Of course, they don’t know yet that mommy’s efforts have been for the new Wii U, but I’ll be sure to tell them when it’s opened. It’ll certainly be a day Wii will all enjoy!
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