These Are the Best Things to Sell Online for Quick Cash

As college students, there are two things we all have in common: we all have old stuff on our hands that we no longer need, and we could all use some extra cash. The fix? Try selling some of that old stuff online to make some extra money. Whether it’s the mini fridge you had in your dorm but no longer need in your new apartment or the heels you bought for that one formal sophomore year and haven’t worn since or even your old textbooks, there is probably someone in your community who wants to buy it. Check out these items you can totally sell online to earn a little extra money.


Best sites to use: Poshmark, ThredUp, eBay, and Mercari 

If you’re not wearing it anymore, odds are someone out there wants to. So, why not sell it? When you sell old clothes online, make sure they’re on-trend or fit a specific niche that certain people will want to buy. Photograph your items clearly on a plain background, make sure to provide plenty of detail shots, and always tell the truth about the condition of your items. 


Best sites to use: BookScouter, Chegg, and Barnes & Noble

We all have old textbooks lying around that we don’t need anymore, so check out some of these websites to see how much they’re worth. Most of these resources will give you a specific buyback price so you don’t have to worry about setting the price yourself, and they even provide a prepaid shipping label.


Best sites to use: OfferUp, Letgo, and Facebook Buy and Sell Groups

Furniture is one of those tricky things to sell because you don’t want to have to worry about shipping a large piece. These three options allow you to connect with people locally and arrange a pick up that way you don’t have to ship it and you can still get some extra cash for that old dorm futon.


Best sites to use: Discogs, eBay, and Amazon Marketplace

Records are becoming super popular again, and collectors are always looking for new vinyl to add to their collections. Make sure you classify your record based on the Goldmine grading system as either Mint, Near Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, or Fair and you’re good to go.

Art, Crafts, and Wall Decor

Best sites to use: Etsy, Redbubble, and Society6

The Internet is full of creative markets that makes selling artwork or turning it into other merchandise easy. These websites allow you to upload a print and then you can turn it into a sticker, phone case, and so much more.


Best sites to use: Mercari, eBay, and Depop

When it comes to selling vintage clothing online, it’s important to choose a niche based on a specific decade or style in order to drive more traffic to your items. It’s also important to pay attention to trends to see what pieces are popular and will sell at the moment.

Designer Shoes and Handbags

Best sites to use: eBay, Tradesy, Rebag, and Bag Borrow or Steal

People are always looking for less expensive ways to purchase designer and luxury items. If you have any designer products that you don’t use anymore, think about selling them online. Just make sure they are still in good condition!


Best sites to use: Etsy, ArtFire, and eBay

Whether you’re selling your old jewelry or selling homemade jewelry, these websites are great markets to sell unique jewelry. Look at other products on these sites to see how you should price yours. Don’t skimp on your research, either—as with most things, brand names can make a big difference in how you should price your jewelry.


Best sites to use: Decluttr, eBay, Letgo, and Bonanza

There will always be a huge online market for used electronics, whether it’s a TV, computer, or even an old gaming system. When listing, just make sure that you’re always completely honest about the condition of your item, and include all of the accessories if you can.

Antiques and Collectibles

Best sites to use: eBay, Bonanza, RubyLane, and Webstore

Very rare and hard-to-find items are always good items to sell. Some of these sites will set a price for your item, but on others, you must set the price yourself. Check out similar listings to see how much you could get for your collectible. Posting your old stuff on Facebook Buy and Sell groups or making an Instagram account for your closet or artwork are also great options for selling items online.


Have you made extra cash from selling your old stuff online? Let us know in the comments below!

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This article was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated.