Let’s face it unless you’re an avid minimalist, you’ve got some stuff in your home that you can do without. This includes older watches, designer clothes from last season, and even posters. Those are only a few examples, so if you’re in a pinch for cash, you’re in luck. Hop onto third-party selling apps or websites like Craigslist and Letgo so that you can survey what others sell and what you can price your things at. Once you gather everything you’re willing to sell, you’re good to go! We’ve compiled a list of categories of items you can sell to help you, so let’s get started.
Check Your Watch Collection
Yes, Rolex and Cartier watches tend to have the most value, but others are worth a pretty penny too. If you come across an old watch, don’t give it up without doing your research first, no matter what the brand reads.
You might find out that it’s worth way more than you thought, helping you earn a little extra cash on the side. Remember, check Craigslist or even Letgo to see what others priced a similar item.
Vintage Designer Items Are Worth Something
The best thing about designer items is that they’ll hold some value to someone, even when you get tired of it. Whether it’s a purse, shirt, or belt, a person will buy it off you for the right price.
Thrift store shoppers appreciate gems like this, so if you find the person, you could make a decent amount of cash auctioning off your Gucci materials. Be careful not to undersell your stuff, though, no matter how much you need the money.
What About Your Artwork?
One can never go wrong, decorating the walls of their home with artwork. They bring your living situation to life and tell a story for your visitors, but do you need all of them?
Even if you don’t have classic pieces of work like a vintage Van Gogh, you can still profit from yours. You can make some bucks with your Ikea art off of those who beat themselves up over not buying it when they first saw it.
Vintage CorningWare Designs From Are Valuable
Some CorningWare designs are selling for big bucks on eBay, as buyers are likely feeling nostalgic… and very generous. According to glass expert Dean Six, “One piece of CorningWare, in a pattern not widely produced, sold on eBay recently for $7,000.”
Buyers aren’t just looking for function, in fact, may might not even use the dishes they purchase. But you can’t put a price on memories. Check the back of your cupboard for any CorningWare relics!
Vintage Posters Will Fetch You Some Money
Imagine trying to keep paper intact for a few decades. It would be pretty hard. If you’re someone who takes care of things and have old political or movie posters, don’t throw them out without checking the value.
There are some movie posters so rare, you earn thousands off of them! Trading a piece of old paper for money sounds like the biggest steal in history, but it’s true. You can even ask one of your friends if they any they’re willing to give away.
Ever Heard Of Bakelite Jewelry?
In 1909, a man named Leo Baekeland invented a fire-resistant plastic called bakelite. Originally used for industrial purposes, jewelers found out it was lightweight enough for perfect inexpensive jewelry.
As time passed, ways to improve plastic surfaced, so they no longer make bakelite. If you have any lying around and think it’s junk, don’t throw it away. Check online and see what you can fetch for the items, and make sure it’s authentic and not something else.
Old Dolls Are Something To Pay Attention To
As creepy as they might look, old dolls have some value in them. Horror films taught us these little figurines come alive and wreak havoc on innocent lives, but they can really bring some extra money to your pockets.
Depending on the brand, you might have yourself some good money lined for you, just check the back of the neck or by the feet to find out who made it. Donating is always an option, but if you need the cash, you know what to do.
Vintage Cameras Are In Style
The world we live in today revolves heavily around social media platforms. That means video and pictures are important to many people. Something else that strikes a lot of interest are vintage items to help you carry out these photo desires, so that means older cameras.
If your garage is junky, it might be in your best interest to scour it and see if you have a camera older than ten years. Folks will pay top dollar for something like that.
Do You Want To Hold Onto Your Autographs Forever?
When you get an autograph from a famous person, what do you plan to do with it after that? Do you wish to keep it in your family so that you can keep passing it down? Perhaps it was your favorite celebrity that signed something for you, and you want to keep it in a shrine.
Did selling it ever cross your mind? There are people with autographs from YouTube stars that sell them for $99,000 on eBay.
See If Your Yearbook Holds Value
Did you go to school with a celebrity? If so, you’re in luck, pal. Yearbooks that feature photos of famous people have the chance to bring in some serious cash, depending on who the star is inside of the book.
Even if there isn’t anyone famous inside of it, there are people who want to pay top dollar so that they can reminisce over the old days because they either lost or didn’t purchase a yearbook for themselves to have.
How’s Your China Collection?
The term “fine China” seems so outdated now. If you think these types of dishes aren’t in demand anymore, you might want to reconsider that thought. You can score a decent amount of money from only one dish.
Brands like Royal Doulton and Lenox have loyal fan bases willing to pay up to $40 for one piece! Breaking a plate ruins the set, so folks want to make sure they have every mug, cup, and dish to complete it.
Gotta’ Catch ‘Em All!
Not everyone has old Pokemon cards stashed away, so we’re sorry to ostracize any of our readers, but if you do have these animated creatures, you’re in luck. Some Pokemon sell for thousands of dollars, it all depends on a few things.
One element is the condition the card is in, and also what Pokemon it is as well. If you have a holographic legendary card, check eBay right away and see how much it’s going for so you can get your money!
Thought About Flipping Your Shoes?
There are some folks out there that make $10,000 per month flipping shoes. Now, not everyone can reach that level, but everyone can at least make some sort of profit from selling their valuable shoes.
The name of the game is to keep them in the best condition possible, but this primarily applies to the rare shoes. Still, no matter the brand or style you have, it’s worth taking a look at websites like Stockx and Craigslist to see what you have is worth.
These Annoying Clocks Can Get You Some Quick Cash
No one has cuckoo clocks anymore, but that’s a good thing. Who wants to get startled at a random time by the sound of “cuckoo!”? If in the off chance you do possess one of these relics, you’re in luck.
The kind made in Germany carry the most value, even if they’re missing some pieces. People like to fix these clocks up as a hobby, so it doesn’t bother them. As long as you’re honest about the condition, you’ll be okay to sell for a nice price.
What About Those Action Figures?
If you watched the 40 Year Old Virgin, then you saw how many collectible action figures Steve Carell’s character had stocked up in his home. It might be fictional, but if he sold all of them, he’d come up in a major way.
The same goes for anyone else who has figures, even if they’re outside of the packaging. You can easily fetch between $30 and $50 depending on who or what the figure is and who is interested in buying.
Does Anyone Collect Disney Pins?
Disney theme park employees carry lanyards that have many pins on them. Policy says guests can approach the workers and exchange a pin with them and there are some folks who adore this tradition.
After doing this for so long, you get a pretty hefty collection. Some even pay top dollar for the exclusives, like the “Hidden Mickey” from ’71 that sold for $12,000! A complete set of the Disney princesses even sold for $8,450!
Do You Own Any Vintage Video Games?
Video games aren’t only for kids. There are tons that even the most responsible adult can enjoy, especially the throwback versions. If you have any older arcade-style sets, you could be in for some serious loot.
Even the older PlayStations and Nintendo consoles can fetch you some cash. A few of the prized items are the past Atari games and the original NES because they are scarce. Every serious gamer should have a decent amount of money lying around in the form of games.
Those Girl And Boy Scout Patches Could Be Worth More Than You Think
If it involves nostalgia (Pokemon cards, old yearbooks, dolls, etc.) then chances are it’s probably worth some money. Reliving one’s childhood is something many tend to do, and that may involve scout days.
Like we mentioned with the Disney pins, old patches, and novelty items hold tons of value. Certain patches can go for thousands of dollars depending on how hard they are to find. If they’re from the past 20 or 30 years, they’ll go for less.
Dust Off Your Vintage Costume
If you still have your childhood Halloween costumes, don’t get rid of them unless you’re selling. If you have a popular character you can get some decent returns on eBay and other sites.
One example is a complete Captain America suit from the ’60s that sold for $200 on eBay. Captain America isn’t the most sought after, so that means someone even more in-demand can get you more money than that. Look around and see what you have!
Do You Have Any Valuable Sports Cards?
Many already know that classic sports cards hold a ton of value on the resell market, but it’s all about which ones you look to sell. It can’t be any rookie card, because not everyone wants a Brad Kelly rookie.
If you have some of the game’s legends in mint condition, you might have a goldmine on your hands. Not only baseball, but basketball cards are also beginning to gain a lot of attention and increase in value.
Sell Your Old Textbooks
You probably won’t make a fortune from doing this, but you’ll get a quick buck and that’s for sure. If you were a former student and still have your textbooks, you know what to do.
The thing about these books is that they sometimes release updated versions that professors won’t use anymore, but some accept the older kind. The newer it is, the more you should earn. Also, it depends on what subject you have. Math and sciences tend to get a higher return.