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December 27 2013


WorldLister Makes Creating eBay Listings as Easy as Taking a Photo

Web: If you have a lot of useless crap you'd rather trade for money, WorldLister is a service that's willing to help, and makes listing those items for sale on eBay so easy you can do it in seconds.



December 24 2013


Buy “The Force” on eBay

The Force. It flows through all things. Now you can buy it on eBay. This “action figure” is right up there with the figures of Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen’s charred remains. The Force is a custom action figure in the style of the old Kenner Star Wars toys.
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Sadly, this auction has ended. And it sold for only $13.95(USD). The Force may be powerful, but apparently it isn’t worth much. Well, someone just got Jedi powers for dirt cheap!

I imagine this invisible novelty figure will probably be offered again. Now that word is out, every scoundrel and smuggler and moisture farmer will want this power.

[via Topless Robot]

December 15 2013


Eaby Finds Misspelled Items on Ebay for Cheaper Prices

Eaby Finds Misspelled Items on Ebay for Cheaper Prices

Android: Believe it or not, one of the best ways to find great deals on Ebay is with auctions that have misspelled words. So a "Xbox Connect" instead of an "Xbox Kinect" might just go for a lot lesser since fewer people search for that. Eaby makes it easy to find such items on Android.



November 06 2013


Cool, Convenient Cash: 11 Easy Ways to Make Money Online

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If you love being online but are anxious about your finances, don't fear, savvy browser. Now you can use your online prowess to earn cash, rewards, huge discounts, and more. With a couple clicks, you can be making some serious income using these 11 great sites for making money online. (See also: 20+ Ways to Make Money Today)


Like taking surveys and finding good deals? Swagbucks is a site that makes taking surveys and monitoring earnings easy. The premise is simple: sign up, take surveys, and get approximately 60 "swagbucks" for every survey completed. Then, you can cash in on your swagbucks in gift cards, PayPal money, and other perks.


InboxDollars lets you make some money while playing games, taking surveys, and doing what a lot of people love… perusing the Internet! Since 2000, InboxDollars members have been reaping the benefits of this "rewards club," earning cash for everyday online activities. Sign up, and you'll be a part of the club!


Love to shop? Then making money via MyPoints is the Internet gig for you. MyPoints members earn Points every time they shop from a wide selection of top retailers. MyPoints members get personalized deals every day and are paid in gift cards, cash back, or travel miles. Ka-ching! (See also: 5 Best Travel Reward Credit Cards)


If you like shopping and have kids who are college bound, Sallie Mae's Upromise service is a great way to save for your child's academic future. Upromise creates a college savings service that harnesses the purchasing power of parents, extended family, family, and students to earn rewards. These rewards go into an account that helps combat student loan debt. A brilliant idea, especially knowing how expensive college can be. (See also: How Much College Can You Afford?)


Get rid of stuff and make money with the time-tested eBay. It's easy — simply gather your unwanted goods, create a seller's profile, and start selling. Of course, there are certain methodologies to being a good eBay seller but the interface and premise is simple to start. As you sell more and more, you'll become savvier…and richer!

Survey Money Machines

Large companies need lots of feedback on their vast array of products in order to continuously improve their offerings to consumers. You can be a part of the dialogue and make some good money on the side. Sites like Survey Money Machines will pay you to take a multitude of surveys. They don't pay much individually, but do a bunch, and it can really add up. (See also: How to Get Paid to Take Online Surveys)


Zaarly is a great way to get and find local artisans, artists, and local service experts all from the comfort of your own home. If you have a skill, market it on Zaarly, and you'll be tapped into a huge site that will match your skill set with a buyer or client in need. Let Zaarly do the networking while you make some serious cash!


Fiverr is a great site for showcasing your many talents. The site's interface is fun and easy, and it allows users a large platform to sell all kinds of things, from advice to jewelry to voiceover. The catch: whatever you sell must be for $5 (but can also include additional shipping and handling). If you become an avid seller on the site, you can increase the price tag of your wares, which means bigger bucks from a huge network of buyers.


Have a knack for fashion and graphic design? Sites like Spreadshirt or CafePress allow you to set up your own store, create your own designs, and sell them to the world. This online gig is perfect for the web-savvy fashionista who can nail a catchphrase or trend early. Create your own shirt design with a clever catchphrase or come up with your own unique, wearable statement. Then, presto — you'll be making money off of your own art!


Fancy yourself a problem solver or a people person? These days, most businesses support their products through a customer service department. These departments staff customer service representatives in order to handle questions, problems, and inquiries. Lucky for you, the aforementioned customer service departments are mostly online entities, like Talk2Rep, that cover email questions and live chat support along with inbound and outbound phone calls. The rate is low or often commission-based, but if you're good at it, you can really go far!


With more and more pressure on students to perform to the best of their ability, tutoring has been a great, lucrative way for many intelligent, articulate people to earn some extra cash. With Tutor.com, you can put the ever-present Internet to use by tutoring remotely. Kids all over the world are faced with academic challenges, and with an Internet connection, you can help them live up to their potential.

Do you earn extra income online? How?

Written by Rebecca Leib and published on Wise Bread. Read more articles from Wise Bread.

October 06 2013


Set a Dollar Limit to Decide Whether Your Old Junk Is Worth Selling

Set a Dollar Limit to Decide Whether Your Old Junk Is Worth Selling

We've all got clutter, and sometimes selling that stuff is a great way to make a bit of extra money. But, as Unclutterer notes, sometimes it's just a time suck—and you don't get as much back as you thought.



September 30 2013


Breaking Bald: Hyper-Realistic Walter White Mask

Looking for a one of a kind Breaking Bad collectible? How about this incredibly realistic Walter White mask that was once worn by Bryan Cranston? This mask first showed up when Bryan Cranston wore it at the 2013 Comic-Con and walked among the unsuspecting crowd. He then revealed the disguise on stage at the Breaking Bad panel.

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Then later it showed up on all of the talk shows, even Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where Fallon wore the mask and interviewed Bryan Cranston as Walter White. At one point musician/actor Common put on the mask too. The mask was signed by Cranston and returned to the artist after that. Now you can own one and do whatever you want with it.

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It’s great for Halloween, making your own fan movies, scaring people, or just staring in the mirror telling yourself that you are the one who knocks. The eBay auction ends tonight and right now it is at a whopping$41,100.00(USD).

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August 26 2013


Boxes Catalogs and Organizes Your Stuff, Makes It Easy to Sell

Boxes Catalogs and Organizes Your Stuff, Makes It Easy to Sell

iOS: Boxes gives you a place to organize your things, snap photos of them, share them with others if you want, even make them available for sale. Thanks to a recent update, you can add receipts, warranty info, and more to make it a full personal inventory. Plus, you can list on eBay in a few clicks.



August 15 2013


eBay My Gadgets Collects, Organizes, and Helps You Sell Your Old Gear

It's hard to find a good tool to organize your stuff, and even harder to find one that tells you in real terms how much that stuff is worth, but eBay's new "My Gadgets" does both pretty well. It organizes your electronics, gives you real values, and makes it easy to sell if you ever get the urge to declutter.



August 09 2013


How to Take Better Photos When Selling Things Online

How to Take Better Photos When Selling Things Online

When you're selling stuff online—be it via eBay, Craigslist, or just on Facebook—the right photo can make all the difference. Before you take a snapshot with your webcam in a dimly lit bedroom, there are a few things you should consider.



July 13 2013


Buy the 11th Doctor’s First Car on eBay

I know that you really had your heart set on buying the TARDIS, but Matt Smith is not getting rid of that. But he is parting with his first car. This Vauxhall Corsa was the first vehicle he purchased at age 18. It’s a 2000 model and it still runs, with only 60,000 miles on it.

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Smith had this to say:

“While I have been travelling the universe in my TARDIS, my much-loved Vauxhall Corsa, aka The Shed, has been parked outside my parents’ house. As my first ever car, it has seen lots of adventures, not to mention a fair few mishaps (hence the dents). I’ll be very sad to see it go but I understand my parents want their driveway back! I’d love to find a new owner for this great little car, particularly as all the profits will go to Starlight, which is an amazing charity that brightens the lives of seriously and terminally ill children.”

He holds a special place in his heart for this car, but it is time to let go. Head over to eBay and put in a bid for a good cause.

[via BuzzFeed via Nerd Approved]

July 09 2013


Volkswagen Microbus Toaster: Microbus, Macrotoast

Fans of Volkswagen, particularly fans of the VW Microbus are going to love this toaster. You can’t just walk into a shop and buy one of these. This rare Microbus toaster was distributed through Volkswagen dealerships in Japan.

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Apparently, dealers gave them to the first 5,000 customers who brought their vehicles in for an inspection. That is a very good incentive to get your vehicle inspected if you ask me.

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I’m not a big Volkswagen fan, but I would love to have one of these toasters. Your kitchen will look much nicer with a van parked on the counter that pops up toast with the VW logo.

The good news is you can find them now and then on EBay  if you really want one. And who wouldn’t? The bad news is they sell for around $400.

[via Nag on the Lake via Neatorama]

June 20 2013


Best Money Tips: When Are eBay and Craigslist Worth It?

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on when eBay and Craigslist are worth it, things you never thought you could DIY, and saving money in your home office.

Top 5 Articles

When Are eBay and Craigslist Worth It (and When Should I Stay Away?) — Don't buy mattresses or items that need repair from eBay or Craigslist. [Lifehacker]

No Way! 18 Incredible Things You Never Thought You Could DIY — The next time you want to buy a ring, make one yourself out of a quarter! [PopSugar Smart Living]

7 Smart Tips to Save Money in Your Home Office — Save money in your home office by using a power strip and making use of blinds and drapes. [Careful Cents]

The Power Of Saying Thank You To Improve Your Life — Expressing thanks to someone can help you focus on someone else instead of focusing on your problems. [Bible Money Matters]

Why Extended Warranties for New Tires Are A Waste of Money — Extended warranties on new tires are a waste of money because the odds favor the dealer. [Len Penzo dot Com]

Other Essential Reading

Top 5 Non-Medical Factors That Affect Your Life Insurance Rates — Hazardous occupations and foreign travel can affect your life insurance rates. [Good Financial Cents]

Stretch Those Pennies with Watered-Down Cooking — Did you know you can add water to milk to make it go farther? [Parenting Squad]

5 Ways to Meet the Right People — Being generous and helping others can help you meet the right people. [Marc and Angel Hack Life]

10 Reasons You Need to Make a Decision Today — It is important to make decisions because inaction can lead to a boring life. [Time Management Ninja]

Ask Yourself These Seven Empowering Questions to Help You Break Through Your Resentment and Get On with Your Life — To let go of resentment and get on with your life, ask yourself how important what you are holding onto really is. [Dumb Little Man]


June 19 2013


When Are eBay and Craigslist Worth It (and When Should I Stay Away)?

When Are eBay and Craigslist Worth It (and When Should I Stay Away)?

Dear Lifehacker,
I know sites like eBay and Craigslist are great for finding deals, but I imagine I shouldn't use them for everything. Which items are best bought used, and which ones are more trouble than they're worth?



September 01 2012


Top 10 Tricks for Turning Your Junk Into Money [Lifehacker Top 10]

If you're looking to declutter a little bit, there's no better way to do so than selling your junk online. Here are our top 10 tips and tricks for getting the most money possible out of your old, unwanted stuff. More »

August 22 2012


Search eBay for "Completed Listings" to Know How Much Your Stuff Is Worth [Selling]

If you're selling stuff on eBay, it can be hard to know how much it's worth. Redditor outfoxthefox notes that you can actually search eBay's completed listings, so you know how much similar items sold for. More »

August 06 2012


EBay Now Gets Your Products to You the Same Day

I think I’m like most people out there in that I like shopping online, but I hate waiting for stuff to show up. Shipping takes too long and more often than not, many places don’t ship the same day you place the order, and express shipping can really add up. eBay has a new iPhone application that has launched in beta called eBay Now. This app takes online shopping to the next level with cheap same-day delivery.

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EBay now has six featured stores including Macy’s, Toys “R” Us, Target, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, and Best Buy. The beta is currently by invitation in the San Francisco area. All stores that are partnered with the app are participating for San Francisco residents between 9 AM to 9 PM Monday through Saturday and from 9 AM to 6 PM on Sundays.

The way the app works is that users go to one of the participating stores, find the product they want, and then pay for it and enter the delivery address. The coolest part is the delivery address can be home, office, or the bar down the street. According to eBay Now, many items will be delivered to you within the hour, and up to 30 minutes from the close of each store. Beta users get $15 off their first eBay Now order and free shipping on their first three orders. After those first three orders, the delivery fee is five dollars, which is still a bargain for same day delivery.

[via TechCrunch]

July 26 2012


Building a custom interface for surplus HF radios

[David] picked up a Motorola Micom radio from eBay. These are US State Department surplus, but apparently the 125 Watt HF units are top-of-the-line at a tenth of the sticker price. The one hangup is that they’re headless; you can’t control them without additional hardware. But the Internets are often kind to the hobbyists, and this is no exception. You can get software to run the radio from a PC thanks to the Micom Yahoo Group. [David] took that software as an example and built his own stand-alone interface.

The head unit is an Arduino driving a four-line LCD display and a rather large array of buttons. The forum thread linked above shows his humble beginnings on a breadboard. During the project [David] learned a lot of skills to end up with what you see above. Hiding behind the reused bezel is a PCB he designed in Eagle CAD and etched himself. It allowed him to cram the tactile switches close enough to work with the button overlay on this keypad.

Filed under: radio hacks

July 25 2012


Bigfoot Goes up for Sale on eBay

Many people regard Bigfoot as nothing more than a hoax or an urban legend. Scientists have disputed the very existence of the creature for years, but it has always been an important element in American folklore.

Several decades ago, a man named Clifford LaBrecque was fascinated by these creatures and set out to build a life-sized replica of Bigfoot after years of research into what the creature might actually look like.

If you’re loaded, fascinated by Bigfoot, and have room in your den to spare, then you might be interested in owning the aforementioned replica that LaBrecque built back in 1976.

It has been in storage for the past thirty years, but its owners have decided that it’s high time Bigfoot find another home – but they’re not letting it go for cheap, listing it on eBay with a starting bid of $80,000.


Ready to take out a second mortgage on your house? Then check out the listing on eBay and see if it’s worth your money.

[via Nerd Approved]

July 23 2012


April 04 2012


Clear Out That Clutter: 15 Places to Sell Your Stuff

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While it’s still difficult to find a full-time job in this economy, it’s easier than ever to make a little extra cash on the side. Virtually anyone with items of value or a skill or service to offer can supplement their income — with the right resources. From hocking your books and DVDs online to getting cash back for a smartphone, here are 15 ways you can sell nearly anything you think of. (See also: 9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight)

1. Amazon

Amazon is a great place to unload books, CDs, DVDs, and games, but there’s so much more that you can sell here. Basically anything with a barcode can be listed on the site as long as Amazon recognizes it. I’ve sold many items here, including a VHS-to-DVD converter, water bottles, headphones, and tons of other gifts that I didn’t want but for which I had no receipt; it’s much better to have money in my pocket than clutter in my house.

2. eBay

You can find almost anything you can think of on eBay. With so many users looking for all manner of “stuff,” it’s a safe bet that you’ll be able to unload whatever it is you have to offer. A good trick of this trade is to start the bidding as low as possible. This will help miscellaneous and low-value items sell quicker, but it will also encourage buyers of the higher-priced items to start bidding early.

3. ExchangeMyPhone

This newish site is an excellent way to sell an older smartphone or iPad so you can have money to put toward a newer model. ExchangeMyPhone accepts many popular brands, including iPhone, BlackBerry, Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, and Nokia, in various states of condition — even broken. Of course, you’ll get less cash for a broken phone than one that’s in pristine condition, but every little bit counts. Plus, it sure beats tossing the broken phone out with nothing to show for it. To put this in perspective, I entered in a used Apple iPhone 4 16G (AT&T) in good condition (some scratches, average use) with no water damage. In turn, I received a quote of $105. When sellers cash out, the service will e-mail a postage-paid shipping label or send a postage-paid padded envelope. Upon receipt and inspection at the warehouse, the seller is paid by their preferred method of cash or PayPal.

4. Craigslist

You can sell lots of valuable items on Craigslist, but perhaps the most popular is furniture. Craigslist is perfect for getting rid of large, heavy furniture because the buyers are local; they’ll come to you and take it off your hands. The only fingers you’ll have to lift are the one that take the money.

5. Airbnb

If you have an extra bedroom in your home and you’re in an area conducive to travel (although don’t brush your area off even if it’s not in the city; people travel everywhere for all kinds of reasons), consider listing it on Airbnb. My husband and I have listed our guest bedroom on the site for the past three years. We’ve met hundreds of incredible people from all over the world — and made a pretty penny in the process. Hands down this is the easiest, most fun way to earn a lot of money on a consistent basis.

6. Etsy

Are you crafty? Ever wanted to sell your creations but couldn’t find the marketplace? Enter Etsy, the most popular source to sell craft supplies and handmade and vintage wares. There are more than 30 categories in which to list your products, including bags and purses, candles, ceramics and pottery, dolls and miniatures, jewelry, paper goods (like greeting cards), quilts, and toys.

7. Gift Card Granny

Despite gift cards often being advertised as the gift that’s always the perfect fit, that’s hardly the case. Have you ever received a gift card that you didn’t want or need? I know I have; at a white elephant party a couple years ago, I received a gift card to a supermarket that didn’t have stores anywhere near my home. Instead of letting a gift card like that go to waste, you can try to recoup at least some of its value in cash by listing it for sale on Gift Card Granny. The site says that sellers can get up to 92% cash back for unwanted gift cards. Not too shabby for something you didn’t buy in the first place.

8. Car Daddy

Not all vehicles are eligible for a trade-in, but Car Daddy lets users to list their unwanted cars and trucks for sale for free. Each listing allows up to 35 photos (the more photos you have, the easier it will be to sell the vehicle), and buyers are local which increases your chances of signing over the title without hassle.

9. Recycle Your Fashions

Every season I clean out my closet and give away clothing that I don’t plan to wear to my friends or charity. But, to be honest, that’s a wasted money-making opportunity. Recycle Your Fashions has people like me in mind by accepting brand-name clothes (a list of acceptable brands is provided) in good condition that someone else may enjoy. As the site says, “For every person who is looking to sell items from their closet, there is a buyer out there who is looking for that exact item for the price you are looking to sell it for.” Totally true, and definitely worth a shot.

10. Ex-Boyfriend Jewelry

Among the methods I’ve listed here to sell your stuff, Ex-Boyfriend Jewelry one might be my favorite. I’m sure there are other sites where users can sell their jewelry, but I particularly like this concept; it has a clever tongue-in-cheek appeal. The tag line is, “You don’t want it. He can’t have it back.” — to which I say, touché. There’s important information you need to know, though. First, it costs $1.99 to post an ad — which is a rather low fee when you consider the built-in catharsis. Second, you will be required to tell your story — and if it’s not about an ex, you won’t be allowed to participate. I can’t help but wonder, however — what in the world did the ex-boyfriend of the site’s creator do to make her so bitter?

11. Cash4Books.net

It’s as simple as it sounds — if you have books to sell, do it at Cash4Books.net. This site is particularly useful for finding college textbooks since a lot of its users are cash-strapped college students.

12. Ultimate Buy Back

What I like best about Ultimate Buy Back — where you can sell CDs, DVDs, and video games — is that there’s no guessing game involved. When you enter in the barcode, the site automatically provides you with the fee it’s willing to pay (no auction like on eBay and no waiting for the right buyer at your listed price like on Amazon). Once Ultimate Buy Back receives your titles in the mail, you’ll get paid. That’s money in your pocket in three simple steps.

13. StubHub

StubHub is the go-to resource when you have event tickets that you want to sell, such as if you can’t make the event or received the tickets as a gift but don’t want them. Those should be the only two reasons you’re selling your tickets, mind you. Don’t be that person who buys up all the seats during presale just to turn around and sell them to the public at a premium. That’s just rude, man.

14. CoupRecoup

When you have a stack of Groupons and other daily deals like I do, you run the risk of the deals expiring before you have a chance to redeem them. If you’re cutting it close, consider listing your voucher on CoupRecoup in hopes of selling it to someone in your area who can put it to good use — and pay you for it. Win-win for both parties, in my opinion.

15. Your Front Yard

Even if you think that nobody wants what you have in your attic or garage — specifically, those knick-knacks and other items that don’t seem to have much value — think again. People will buy anything if the price is right — even those dust-covered chotchkies that it seems nobody in their right mind would spend a dime on (where do you think hoarders get all the stuff they have, y’all?). If you plan to have a yard or garage sale, however, be smart about what you put up for sale. I see so many people on those pawn-shop TV shows with an item they picked up for next to nothing from somebody’s driveway to discover upon appraisal that it’s worth big bucks. You don’t want to be the one kicking yourself for handing over a pot of gold disguised as a piece of junk.

Have even more ways to sell your stuff? What sites or methods do you use to make money on items you don’t want? Let me know in the comments below.


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