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Old 08-24-2018, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Donating is a better use of my time than trying to sell for usually pennies on the dollar.
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Old 08-24-2018, 07:03 AM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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OK...I have an idea. For those who hate doing this and it is not worth your time...send it to me and I will sell it I love organizing, pricing and selling Hmm....maybe a future side business for me.
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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"If you discover you don't like dealing with either, and you don't care about the money, then just donate it, or throw it away."

I DON'T like dealing with either, but I DO care about the money.

Ay, there's the rub!
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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OK...I have an idea. For those who hate doing this and it is not worth your time...send it to me and I will sell it I love organizing, pricing and selling Hmm....maybe a future side business for me.
Where are you located? Let's talk!

Didn't there used to be eBay "stores" where you could drop off your stuff and get a percentage after it sold?
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Old 08-24-2018, 09:42 AM
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Where are you located? Let's talk!

Didn't there used to be eBay "stores" where you could drop off your stuff and get a percentage after it sold?


I'm not sure about ebay stores but for larger items you could check with consignment stores. There are some for clothes, antiques, and also some for basic household items. It would be awesome if you find a mix. Again that would work best for more valuable items.

I'm in Florida right now but building a barn so no spare time
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I found this on line, maybe some of these ideas would work for you?

https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/make...-alternatives/
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Donating is a better use of my time than trying to sell for usually pennies on the dollar.

Exactly. The cost of your time needs to be factored on cleaning, arranging for sale, pricing, time spent with customers etc. If you pay yourself even min wage, you might find out you just don't make the money to offset your time and energy...
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Around here there are a number of indoor flea markets with various household items. Going rate for the one in Lawrenceburg is $1.50 per s.f. per month (a full booth is $120/mo), plus 5% of the sale price. Indoors, secure, regular shoppers. A lot of it is junk, but there are some things worth buying.

In selling anything you have to find the market and you have to target the shopper. Yard sale and flea market shoppers are experienced and jaded. Craigslist and similar are where most scams and sales of stolen items take place.
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Full time in the RV
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Where are you located? Let's talk!

Didn't there used to be eBay "stores" where you could drop off your stuff and get a percentage after it sold?
https://sellforme.ebay.com/dropOff
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Old 08-24-2018, 02:25 PM
 
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I thought they'd all gone out of business? Fabulous; thank you!
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