resell http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/12058/all en-US Best Money Tips: Best Thrift Store Goods to Resell http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-best-thrift-store-goods-to-resell <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-best-thrift-store-goods-to-resell" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_clothes_closet_168389113.jpg" alt="Woman finding best thrift store goods to resell" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on the best thrift store goods to resell, strategies to avoid work burnout, and landscaping trends to try this year.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://flippingincome.com/things-to-look-for-at-thrift-stores-to-resell/">6 Things to Look For at Thrift Stores to Resell</a> &mdash; Keep an eye out for Craftsman hand tools with lifetime warranties. [Flipping Income]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/5-detailed-strategies-to-protect-yourself-from-work-burnout/">5 Detailed Strategies to Protect Yourself from Work Burnout</a> &mdash; Boredom can lead to burnout. If you feel that the day-to-day routine is bumming you out, try changing the way you work or the environment that you work in. [Change Your Thoughts]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.allstate.com/5-landscaping-trends-to-try-this-year/">5 Landscaping Trends to Try This Year</a> &mdash; Consider adding plants that attract pollinators like butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. [The Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Inhabit/2017/0403/As-rivers-get-cleanups-can-city-residents-still-afford-to-live-nearby">As rivers get cleanups, can city residents still afford to live nearby?</a> &mdash; The Los Angeles River and the Anacostia River in Washington could become testing grounds for how well communities can balance new development with opportunities for long-standing residents. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Right-Way-Do-Things-34375810">40 Things You've Been Doing Wrong All Your Life</a> &mdash; Place a slice of bread on your cake or with your cookies in a bag. This will keep them soft and moist! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/9-tactics-for-figuring-out-if-you-really-need-a-tempting-purchase/">9 Tactics for Figuring Out If You Really Need a Tempting Purchase</a> &mdash; Whenever you want to buy something, consider if you can borrow the item instead. Don't buy unless you can get significantly more value out of owning it. [The Simple Dollar]</p> <p><a href="https://christianpf.com/how-to-set-up-a-budget-variable/">How To Set Up A Budget With Inconsistent Income</a> &mdash; Here's one way to create a budget when you don't receive regular paychecks. [SeedTime]</p> <p><a href="http://financialwoman.com/investing-basics-you-have-got-to-know-2-3">6 &ldquo;Bricks&rdquo; of Investing Basics You Have GOT to Know</a> &mdash; These concepts set the foundation for smarter investing. [Financial Woman]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyminiblog.com/save-money/car-insurance/">4 Effective Tips for Saving on Car Insurance</a> &mdash; Follow these tips to save on car insurance without skimping on coverage. [MoneyMiniBlog]</p> <p><a href="https://www.dumblittleman.com/mind-hacks/">The Secret Mind Hacks That Can Change Your Life Today</a> &mdash; Don't wait for external validation. You can slowly boost your self-esteem by complimenting yourself regularly, even if it feels weird. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-best-thrift-store-goods-to-resell">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/extra-income-online-5-websites-that-can-seriously-pad-your-pockets">Extra Income Online: 5 Websites That Can Seriously Pad Your Pockets</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/reselling-antiques-the-five-principles-of-power-picking">Reselling Antiques: The Five Principles of Power Picking</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-from-thrift-stores">11 Ways to Earn Extra Cash From Thrift Stores</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buy-sell-make-a-profit-thanks-office-depot">Buy. Sell. Make a Profit. Thanks Office Depot.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-money-on-etsy-no-craft-required">How to Earn Money on Etsy — No Craft Required</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips resell thrift store Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:30:15 +0000 Amy Lu 1921686 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: 15 Best Thrift Store Items to Resell http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-15-best-thrift-store-items-to-resell <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-15-best-thrift-store-items-to-resell" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/women_shopping_sunglasses_170148575.jpg" alt="Women finding best thrift store items to resell" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on the best thrift store items to resell for a profit, self-care tactics to get you through the holidays, and tips for traveling alone.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/thrift-store-flipping/">Thrift Store Flipping: 15 Best Items to Resell for a Profit</a> &mdash; You'll often find paintings and other framed artwork at thrift stores, but what you really want to pay attention to is the frame. Ornate or antique-looking frames are highly sought after, online and offline. [Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/1117/Five-self-care-tactics-to-help-get-through-the-holidays">Five self-care tactics to help get through the holidays</a> &mdash; Will the holidays keep you hustling with all the meal prep, shopping, and travel? A small, cheap foot massager can do wonders for sore or aching feet. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Tips-Traveling-Alone-42031218">14 Tips For Traveling Alone</a> &mdash; Take a walking tour of the city you're in when you first arrive so you get a better idea of your surroundings. This will make getting around a lot easier for the rest of your trip. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/11/all-natural-cleaners.html">The Six Best All-Natural Cleaners for Your House</a> &mdash; Salt kills germs and lifts tough stains, which makes it ideal for cleaning cast iron pots and pans. You can also use it to soak up grease and oil spills. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/gratitude-giving/">Gratitude &amp; Giving: Ways to Start Giving Back</a> &mdash; There are many ways to give back to our communities. Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on ways to support the local organizations that make a difference in our communities. [Experian]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/stores-closed-on-thanksgiving-2016/">25 Stores That Won't Be Open on Thanksgiving Day</a> &mdash; Don't expect to do any shopping at these big retailers on Thanksgiving Day. They'll be closed so workers can stay home and enjoy the holiday too! [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.adventuresinfrugalland.com/rest-just-cant-afford/">How To Rest When You Just Can&rsquo;t Afford It</a> &mdash; When your body needs the physical and mental reest, allow yourself some time to binge watch a TV show, guilt-free. [Adventures in Frugal Land]</p> <p><a href="https://christianpf.com/cell-phone-use/">10 Ways to Keep your Cell Phone from Running Your Life</a> &mdash; Organize your apps so that the ones you need to be productive are on the home page, and the time-waster apps are on a different page or in a folder. [Seed Time]</p> <p><a href="https://blog.allstate.com/6-questions-to-ask-your-mechanic-when-getting-your-car-serviced-video/">6 Questions to Ask Your Mechanic When Getting Your Car Serviced</a> &mdash; These simple questions can help you save money on service and avoid having unnecessary repairs done. [The Allstate Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-ways-to-show-kids-how-to-combat-racism">5 Ways to Show Kids How to Combat Racism</a> &mdash; If your child has had run-ins with a particular bully before, then they'll know the kinds of racist things the bully will say. Teach your child to recognize the racism, call it out, and refuse to let it be normalized. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-15-best-thrift-store-items-to-resell">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/extra-income-online-5-websites-that-can-seriously-pad-your-pockets">Extra Income Online: 5 Websites That Can Seriously Pad Your Pockets</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/reselling-antiques-the-five-principles-of-power-picking">Reselling Antiques: The Five Principles of Power Picking</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-from-thrift-stores">11 Ways to Earn Extra Cash From Thrift Stores</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buy-sell-make-a-profit-thanks-office-depot">Buy. Sell. Make a Profit. Thanks Office Depot.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-money-on-etsy-no-craft-required">How to Earn Money on Etsy — No Craft Required</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income best money tips resell thrift store Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:30:30 +0000 Amy Lu 1837736 at http://www.wisebread.com Reselling Antiques: The Five Principles of Power Picking http://www.wisebread.com/reselling-antiques-the-five-principles-of-power-picking <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/reselling-antiques-the-five-principles-of-power-picking" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/wisebreadpicking.jpg" alt="Junk Shop" title="Junk Shop" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Picking shows are fast becoming ratings cash-cows for networks like the History Channel, HGTV, and A&amp;E. It seems the next generation of bargain-hunters who cut their teeth thrift-shopping and selling on eBay have moved on to higher-stakes games like cross-country picking trips and buying the entire contents of unclaimed storage units. From <em>Storage Wars</em> to <em>American Pickers</em>, the digs are going deeper, the audience is getting broader, and the ratings are going higher.</p> <p>But what are the key principles of successful picking? How can newbies get started and how can experienced pickers up their game? After nearly 20 years of buying and selling and with the help of a few great picking colleagues, I&rsquo;ve boiled down the five principles of power picking:</p> <h2>1. Research</h2> <p>Successful picking is predicated on one fundamental skill: seeing the value of an item that others cannot see. Identifying value and knowing the market potential of an item is all based on a simple (but exhaustive) research. A broad knowledge of many categories of items can increase your odds of stumbling upon a rusty treasure in almost any environment. I scout completed eBay auctions, Craigslist, and high-end auction house records to see what&rsquo;s hot, what&rsquo;s selling fast, and what might be hot tomorrow. Any source that can give you a leg up on fashion trends and design trends can help too. Begin to look at magazines and all media as a potential research tools. What are people clamoring for? What&rsquo;s the gracing the walls of Park Avenue crowd? What are the trendy kids in LA and New York wearing? What vintage sounds are musicians trying to recapture with old instruments?</p> <h2>2. Network with Other Pickers</h2> <p>Picking is a lonely sport &mdash; pickers tend to be creative, fast-moving, slightly obsessed, and when we&rsquo;re &ldquo;in the zone,&rdquo; not too social. But on those casual Friday nights, we love to talk about our latest finds, what&rsquo;s flying off our virtual shelves, and what we think is going to be the next big trend in the business. Many pickers focus on a single spectrum of items like books, vintage concert tee-shirts, bikes and scooters, etc. These folks can be walking catalogues of information that you can sample from to increase your knowledge &mdash; get to know them and work to establish a reciprocal relationship of shared tips.</p> <h2>3. Network with Buyers</h2> <p>It&rsquo;s much easier to buy an item if you know you have a customer waiting in the wings. A wide network of solid buyers can give you the comfort and confidence to purchase more and purchase more often. Work to be a great supplier &mdash; be consistent, fairly priced, and able to deliver unique items that other pickers can&rsquo;t. Buyers are much like sellers; they are intricately connected to one another. Once word gets out that you&rsquo;ve got the goods, buyers will refer you to other potential customers when there&rsquo;s something that doesn&rsquo;t fit with their shop or client-base.</p> <h2>4. Market</h2> <p>Once you&rsquo;ve found that rare grime-covered bicycle, that piece of vintage Italian pottery, or that antique lunchbox, you need to sell it. Taking an item out of one context (an old dirty barn) and selling it for a 2,000% profit in another context (the stark white walls of a high-end antique shop) is what marketing is all about. Learn to clean items gently (when appropriate), learn the art of digital photography and staging, write compelling and accurate descriptions, and be ready to promptly answer questions and negotiate a bit on price.</p> <h2>5. Get Creative</h2> <p>Picking can be competitive; there are limited venues to source goods from and you&rsquo;ll begin the see the same faces over and over again at the hot spots. Staying a friendly step ahead of your colleagues will serve you well. Depending on the time you have available, travel off the beaten path to source your items. Be the first customer at that estate sale or yard sale. If you decide to do &quot;cold calls&quot; and approach property owners directly, call first and always respect posted &quot;no trespassing&quot; signs.</p> <p>Picking isn&rsquo;t driven solely by cold economic calculations. The best pickers are motivated by the thrill of the hunt and a true love of the items we buy and sell. We consider our work not only commercial, but archival. Rescuing items from the recesses and trash-heaps of the American landscape is our work. Giving them new life and making a buck or two in the process is our livelihood. When we find that little treasure rusting away in some anonymous garage, we save it, we get it into the hands of someone who will restore and appreciate it, we spare it from the landfill, and we preserve a bit of our collective history.&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kentin-waits">Kentin Waits</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/reselling-antiques-the-five-principles-of-power-picking">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/extra-income-online-5-websites-that-can-seriously-pad-your-pockets">Extra Income Online: 5 Websites That Can Seriously Pad Your Pockets</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-your-hobby-pay-its-way">Make Your Hobby Pay Its Way</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-from-thrift-stores">11 Ways to Earn Extra Cash From Thrift Stores</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/metal-detecting-for-beginners-patience-and-profit">Metal Detecting for Beginners: Patience and Profit</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-like-the-guys-on-american-pickers">How to Make Money Like the Guys on &quot;American Pickers&quot;</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Lifestyle antiques resell Mon, 17 Jan 2011 13:00:09 +0000 Kentin Waits 458359 at http://www.wisebread.com Extra Income Online: 5 Websites That Can Seriously Pad Your Pockets http://www.wisebread.com/extra-income-online-5-websites-that-can-seriously-pad-your-pockets <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/extra-income-online-5-websites-that-can-seriously-pad-your-pockets" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/5183892164_9b675611b1_z.jpg" alt="$20 in front of screen" title="$20 in front of screen" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the national unemployment rate creeping toward 10%, it&rsquo;s fair to reason that some of us could use extra cash.</p> <p>Frankly, even if you&rsquo;ve still got a 9-to-5, more money in the bank is never a bad thing. Instead of taking on a second, or in some cases, third job to elevate your earnings, consider making use of these websites that can take you from rags to debatable riches. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-when-money-is-tight">9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight</a>)</p> <h2>Craigslist</h2> <p><a href="http://www.craigslist.com">Craigslist</a> has long been a freelancer&rsquo;s dream, and there are always tons of projects listed in every region that are ripe for the picking. But the classifieds site isn&rsquo;t just for scoping out potential work. Think about the converse, too &mdash; placing ads touting your services. For instance, I run a home-based copywriting and creative consulting business on a limited advertising budget. To expose myself to prospective clients who are seeking someone like me, I create posts in relevant sections describing my capabilities. As a result, I receive at least one inquiry a week, many of which have turned into steady work.</p> <p>Otherwise, Craigslist is a great way to get rid of unwanted-but-still-valuable junk. Whenever my husband and I upgrade any device &mdash; like our iPhones &mdash; we list the old ones on Craigslist. They&rsquo;ve <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-9-secrets-of-highly-successful-craigslist-sellers">sold quickly</a> every time and at the listed price, which is set at what we paid for the new devices. To be honest, there&rsquo;s a buyer for just about anything you list, so long as the item is desirable and in good-to-great condition. Best of all, you get the full amount of your proposed price (even if you have to negotiate here and there), whereas you&rsquo;ll have to pay listing and other fees elsewhere.</p> <h2>Airbnb</h2> <p>Let me start by saying that I think <a href="http://www.airbnb.com">Airbnb</a> is one of the best new websites in recent years &mdash; and I&rsquo;m not the only one: the San Francisco-based startup recently received $7.2 million in Series A funding from investors. The concept is so simple, too, that it makes you wonder, &ldquo;Why didn&rsquo;t I think of that?&rdquo;</p> <p>The concept is that if you have extra space in your home, you can turn it into guest quarters for tourists who will pay you to stay there. All you have to do is list your vacant room, add photos, and complete a profile. Airbnb does the rest, including blocking off reserved dates on your calendar to avoid double bookings and holding rental fees in escrow until guests arrive, at which time you can have the funds sent via check or direct deposit.</p> <p>In the interest of full disclosure, we&rsquo;ve been listing our guest bedroom on Airbnb since its launch in February 2009. To date, we&rsquo;ve made more than $19,000 in extra income (that we duly pay taxes on, by the way. Don&rsquo;t get all hot and bothered, IRS). It&rsquo;s become such a success for us that my neighbors have hired me to manage their properties on the site, resulting in even more dough in my pocket because I charge them a percentage. Winner-winner, chicken dinner.</p> <h2>Agent Anything</h2> <p>If you have ample space in your schedule (and if you&rsquo;re unemployed, you do; playing Angry Birds is not your new job, just so ya know), check out <a href="http://www.agentanything.com">Agent Anything</a>, a service that allows any <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-college-freshman-budget">college student</a> (verified by having a current dot edu college email account) to register to run &ldquo;missions&rdquo; that can include grocery shopping, pet sitting and walking, house cleaning, etc. As a mission runner, you can set your fee by making an offer on a listed task. If the mission poster thinks your fee is reasonable, you&rsquo;ll be hired. Agent Anything currently only serves the New York City area, but it promises to expand soon.</p> <h2>RentAFriend</h2> <p>When I saw <a href="http://www.rentafriend.com">RentAFriend</a> posted on a friend&rsquo;s Facebook page, I laughed. &quot;Who rents friends?&quot; I thought. As it turns out, plenty of people want a paid, platonic companion. According to <a href="http://outofthestormnews.com/2010/12/22/why-be-lonely-on-christmas-eve-because-no-one-from-rentafriend-com-is-available-to-hang-out/">Out of the Storm News</a> (in which I was quoted about my participation on the site), 2,700 lonely folks are seeking play pals. Registering is a breeze and the site allows you to set your fee from $10 to $50 per hour of your time, depending on how much you think you&rsquo;re worth. My fee is set middle of the road at $30 because I&rsquo;m not greedy or an egomaniac, though some may beg to differ.</p> <p>In addition, the renter is required to pay any other fees associated with the outing &mdash; bar tab, tickets, whatever. Although I haven&rsquo;t had any confirmed bookings, I did have one inquiry from a guy who was coming to Manhattan on business and wanted someone to go to dinner and a movie with while he was in town. In the end he didn&rsquo;t hire me, so I&rsquo;m still looking forward to my first RentAFriend experience. Which means that you should pass me along.</p> <h2>Amazon.com &amp; eBay</h2> <p>Much like Craigslist, <a href="http://www.amazon.com">Amazon.com</a> and <a href="http://www.ebay.com">eBay</a> can help you rid your home of unwanted clutter and get you paid for it. Still, there are differences between the former and the latter. Craigslist is great for selling electronics and furniture locally, while the other two sites are more conducive to shilling CDs, DVDs, books, and other shippable wares.</p> <p>When my husband and I moved in together, I had rows of media that I no longer wanted. Hours after listing the items, they were flying off my shelves. I&rsquo;ve been a consistent user of the sites for years now, and in the past 12 months alone I&rsquo;ve pocketed about $500 in cash. In my opinion, that&rsquo;s much better than $500 worth of dust collecting paraphernalia hiding around my house. Translated, the moolah I&nbsp;made paid my cell phone bill for six months. Not too shabby.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <div align="center"><a data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-count="above" data-pin-tall="true" data-pin-save="true" href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Fextra-income-online-5-websites-that-can-seriously-pad-your-pockets&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2FExtra%2520Income%2520Online-%25205%2520Websites%2520That%2520Can%2520Seriously%2520Pad%2520Your%2520Pockets.jpg&amp;description=Extra%20Income%20Online%3A%205%20Websites%20That%20Can%20Seriously%20Pad%20Your%20Pockets"></a></p> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/Extra%20Income%20Online-%205%20Websites%20That%20Can%20Seriously%20Pad%20Your%20Pockets.jpg" alt="Extra Income Online: 5 Websites That Can Seriously Pad Your Pockets" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/extra-income-online-5-websites-that-can-seriously-pad-your-pockets">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cool-convenient-cash-11-easy-ways-to-make-money-online">Effortless Ways to Make Money Online That Don&#039;t Require Skills</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-9-secrets-of-highly-successful-craigslist-sellers">The 9 Secrets of Highly Successful Craigslist Sellers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-easiest-items-to-flip-for-cash">10 Easiest Items to &quot;Flip&quot; for Cash</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-ways-to-make-money-outside-your-day-job">15 Ways to Make Money Outside Your Day Job</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-a-side-hustle-can-advance-your-career">8 Ways a Side Hustle Can Advance Your Career</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income earning money on craigslist extra cash freelancing make money online resell Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:00:09 +0000 Mikey Rox 442302 at http://www.wisebread.com Buy. Sell. Make a Profit. Thanks Office Depot. http://www.wisebread.com/buy-sell-make-a-profit-thanks-office-depot <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/buy-sell-make-a-profit-thanks-office-depot" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/3340271456_ec2fbc45ac.jpg" alt="Office Depot" title="Office Depot" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="181" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I've finally found a store that, regular as clockwork, puts great items on sale. And when I say sale, I don't mean 20% off, or even 50% off. I'm talking about 75%&ndash;90% off. The store is Office Depot, and it's a terrific source of resalable items.</p> <p>Now some people may snub their noses at the idea of buying items on sale and then selling them for a profit. To those people I say, why? That's the entrepreneurial spirit that makes this country great, and the foundation for millions of businesses. So, with that small hurdle out of the way, let me just say that if you're looking for cheap gifts, bargain office supplies, or simply a steal that you can resell and make some extra cash, <a href="http://www.officedepot.com/">Office Depot</a> is an oasis even more reliable than <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tips-for-perimeter-perusing-at-target">Target</a>, Ross or TJ Maxx.</p> <p>I pop down to my local Office Depot once a week for office supplies, and I never fail to find incredible bargains when I'm there. Recent purchases have included two Olympus Voice Recorders for less than $4 each (they retail at $35), several hole punches for $1.84 (retail price $19.99), combination padlocks for 94 cents ($10 retail) and most recently, a few handheld 3.5&quot; TVs for $19.99 (Amazon has them for over $100 right now).</p> <p>As these are all brand new, flawless, and still in their boxes, it's no hassle to sell them for a sizable profit. The voice recorders sold for a very nice profit. The TVs will sell for $50 easily, which is $30 profit on each. I'll get $10 for the hole punches, and $5 for the locks. With <a href="http://www.ebay.com/">eBay</a> and <a href="http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites">Craigslist</a> at my disposal, I don't have to do much to make my sales. I just post the ads, sit back, and wait for a buyer.</p> <p>I've done this before in the past, but Office Depot continues to surprise me with these huge discounts every single week. And it's not on poor quality goods, these are products that are still retailing for full price, and selling well, in other stores. But, as long as Office Depot continues to do this heavy-handed discounting, I'll be there every week to pick up some bargains and sell them for a little extra cash. And trust me, it can easily add up to a few hundred dollars profit every month.</p> <p>So, pop down to your local Office Depot when you get the chance, and try your hand at some &quot;buy low, sell high&quot; wheeling and dealing.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buy-sell-make-a-profit-thanks-office-depot">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-clearance-price-is-your-achilles-heel">What clearance price is your Achilles Heel?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/miss-the-big-sale-claim-your-savings-anyway">Miss the Big Sale? Claim Your Savings Anyway</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/moma-mia-art-is-on-sale">MoMA mia! Art is on sale.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-got-over-my-haggling-hatred">How I Got Over My Haggling Hatred</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-i-make-800-on-month-on-ebay-selling-used-clothes">How I Make $800 on Month on eBay Selling Used Clothes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Shopping bargain discount Office Depot resell Sale sell online Fri, 23 Apr 2010 13:00:03 +0000 Paul Michael 36691 at http://www.wisebread.com