4 Tips to Get Cash for Your Junk
Hold a Yard Sale
Does your town or community hold a yard sale day? Join in. You'll get more shoppers than if you go it alone. Ben Garvey of Audubon, N.J., participates in his town's yard sale every year. His sells almost everything for $1. He's made between $260 and $300 every year he's participated. Exceptions to the $1 rule are anything that costs less than $1 new, and more costly items like furniture, DVDs and video games, which he prices between $2 and $5. He marks books at 50 cents because he says they don't usually sell well, and he'd rather have shoppers take two than none. Garvey advises that you clean and dust everything before you put it out. Interacting with your shoppers helps, too. "Be friendly! Say hello, chat them up, and they're far more likely to buy something from you."