Sunday, April 4, 2010
However, eBay is always changing and of the many changes that they have made the one that I thought might be of interested to those of you looking to make some extra cash from home, is a reduction in listing fees. On eBay a listing fee is the fee eBay charges you to just list an item. The amount of the listing fee is based on your starting price.
It's purpose, besides letting eBay scoop up your money, is to keep poor quality listings from flooding the eBay market. Imagine how easy it would be list each and every item in your waste basket for sale, if you didn't have to worry about paying a listing fee. Then if it sold, yipee! and if it doesn't sell, there's no loss to you. By imposing a listing fee, eBay keep those kinds of garbage listings off the market and improves their buyer's experience.
eBay has since realized that people who only list occasionally are being turned off by listing fees and now offer every seller 5 free listings a month. That mean's no listing fee, regardless of the starting price, for 5 items you list on eBay each month. So with less pressure, why not clean out some of your junk that other people might just pay for! Now just because you get 5 free listings a month, doesn't mean that you should waste them on rubbish items. List things that are in good condition and have a real value to them. Make it worth you time.
If you have things that you're pretty sure won't sell either wait for your next garage sale or think about donating it to a local charity. Of course, your donation to a non-profit charity is tax deductible, so make sure to get a receipt.
Cash4Books.net is a great company that pays you for your books. They even pay the shipping to get your books to their processing center. All you need to do is gather your books and visit their website. Enter your book's ISBNs and they will give you a quote. Then print out their free shipping label and send your books off. Once they receive and process your books, they send you a payment.
Books are typically pretty bad sellers at garage sales, so why not turn those books you don't want anymore into some cold hard cash. This is about as easy at it gets! Good luck!
Monday, February 9, 2009
If you surf the net looking for ways to make money you have surely come across ads that say "get paid to take surveys." Most of these ads are put up by people who want to sell you a list of websites that will pay you to take surverys. The problem is that most of the sites are bogus. You should never have to pay to sign up. If you're looking for a legitimate place to make some extra money, I've got the site for you.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
GO GREEN! RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS (Or at least trade them in for some dough.)
What Is Gazelle?
We provide an easy, fast, and safe way for you to sell electronics and recycle electronics. When you sell cell phones, mp3 players, laptops, or other gadgets to us, you'll earn cash and help save the environment by keeping old, used gadgets out of landfills. You get green while being green! The bottom line is you want to sell electronics and we want to buy electronics. A perfect match!
What Happens When I Sell My Electronics?
As soon as we receive your used electronics and gadgets (such as used cell phones, used laptops etc.), we inspect them to be sure their condition matches your evaluation. We'll notify you via email once your item has been received and inspected, and again when your payment has been sent. The whole process takes about a week once we receive a box from you.
What Does Gazelle Do With My Used Electronics?
Gazelle believes that electronics recycling starts with reuse. After we buy electronics and gadgets, we evaluate their condition. When we receive items that are still in working condition, we extend their lives by removing all personal data from them, and selling the electronics through a variety of retail and wholesale outlets. Items without market value are recycled responsibly.
Visit them on the web at http://www.gazelle.com.
They have information various websites and companies as well as information on contributing and purchasing images.