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389: The eBay Show: Turn Stuff Around Your House Into Cash

By Sean McCabe and Ben Toalson

You have stuff around your house you're no longer using. You could turn it into money by selling it. "But it's such a hassle." I hear you. I've procrastinated on getting rid of things I haven't used in months or years because I don't want to go to the trouble of selling it. Maybe you've used eBay before. Maybe you used eBay back in the day. I've been selling on eBay for 17 years. A decade ago, it was a hassle, I'll be honest. What a lot of people don't know is just how easy it's become to sell things on eBay. It's practically as easy as posting on social media now. eBay autofills all of the details about the product you're selling. You can sell right from your phone. Just snap a few pictures, and tap to select the photos you want to include from your camera roll. In fact, eBay has gone so far out of their way to make it insanely easy to sell, a lot of the advanced options are nearly impossible to find (unless you know where to look). Their idea is to get the complicated stuff out of your way so it becomes absurdly easy for anyone to sell. I've sold cameras, computers, and all kinds of electronics on eBay and turned it into thousands of dollars—that I then spent on new, upgraded equipment! What I've found is so many people either haven't tried eBay themselves, or they did years ago and assume it's still a hassle (it isn't). Yet, even knowing how easy it is to sell things these days, I still procrastinate myself on offloading my unused devices. Why do we resist? Why do we put off selling stuff? We talk about some ways you can make selling easier, practical tips for turning unused items into cash, and even flipping (buying things for cheap and selling them for more).

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