Some ways to sell household items include yard sales, auctions, online websites and by posting classified ads. Finding the right market for the items is key to achieving success quickly, notes Consumer Reports.
Yard sales are sometimes referred to as garage sales. They are often held during the weekends because that is when most people have free time. Small household items and clothing are the most common goods on sale in such settings. Buyers usually attend these sales hoping they can get useful items at a low cost.
Online websites such as eBay, Amazon and Craigslist allow individuals from across the world to post items for sale. To make quick sales, take a picture of the items on sale and post an advertisement on one or more of these sites. Include a price quote, and state if the price is negotiable. Prospective buyers will make contact through email or phone depending on the options available.
Valuable antiques or collectibles are often put on sale through auctions. Auctions may be in-person or virtual, depending on the organizers. Research for possible costs of unique items before setting a price range for the auction.
Posting an advertisement in the classifieds section of a local paper can be a good way to attract potential buyers of household items. Talk to potential buyers on the phone before agreeing to inspection and purchase of the items, suggests Consumer Reports.