Quick Holiday Cash Online
Thanksgiving is upon us, which means the holiday season is in full swing. Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa are right around the corner and with them the expense of food, gifts and travel. If you’re like me and are faced with spending hundreds of dollars in the next few weeks because you waited until now to start preparing for the holidays, I have some suggestions for fast and easy ways to make extra money during the holiday season without ever leaving home! Sell Your Stuff Some people call it clutter. Others call it junk. I call it cash. Everyone has thing lying around that house that can be sold.
Books, CD’s, DVD’s, infomercial products, clothes, nick knacks, and more. These things can bring in good money; especially now as other people are looking for just these types of items during the gift giving season. There are two fast and easy ways to unload your stuff and make quick cash online; Amazon.com’s Market Place and eBay. My first stop is always at Amazon.
com because of its ease of use particularly for books, CD's or software in good condition. Opening an account is easy. Simply visit Amazon.com and scroll down the page until you see the "Sell Your Stuff" link on the left. Search for your book, CD or other item, or use the ISBN (for books) or UPC’s (Universal Product Code) to find the item. Amazon.com will guide you through the process of giving the condition of the item, adding comments about the item, inputting your price, and submitting it for inclusion in its massive online store. Your product shows up right next to the new, full priced item as a “Buy Used” option. Amazon.com does the rest including adding a picture, processing the payment, and direct depositing the money into your account.
Amazon charges you nothing until/unless your item sells. The fee is .99 cents plus a percentage of the sold price and a variable closing fee. Amazon gives you a shipping credit to cover the cost of mailing your item to the buyer. eBay is another great way to generate income fairly quickly. I use eBay for items that cannot be sold through Amazon.com because it takes more time to list items at eBay. I especially like eBay for my novelty items such as infomercial products or things that I'm not sure how to price. To open an account, visit eBay and click on "Register". Once you are registered, log into your eBay account and click on "Sell".
Like at Amazon.com, there are some items in which you can input the product ID and get a stock picture and information. But you’ll always want to write your own details and if your product is better or in worse condition than the stock photo, you’ll want to include your own picture. eBay takes you step by step on getting your item listed including adding descriptions, payment options, and shipping information. A great feature offered is the ability to buy and print your postage through eBay’s system and PayPal. You can package and ship your sold item without going to the post office. Plus if you’re buyer pays you through PayPal, you can have your money direct deposited into your bank account, thereby saving you a trip to cash a check at the bank. eBay charges you for listing your products whether they sell or not, but it’s very reasonable and only once have I not had an item sell. The insertion fee ranges from .20 cents to $4.
80 depending on price of the item. eBay offers optional listing features such as "Buy It Now" or "Gallery Listing" for additional fees. The only other required fee is the final value charge which is a 5.25%+ of the sold cost. Shipping costs can be covered by you or passed on to the buyer. Here are some tips to quickly and easily earn some fast cash through Amazon.com and eBay: 1) Go through your home and gather all the items that are in decent condition and that you are willing to sell. The best items I have found are non-fiction books, hard back bestsellers, electronics and electronic accessories, software and name brand gizmos for Amazon.com.
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