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3 eBay hot sellers taking up space in your home right now

3 eBay hot sellers taking up space in your home right now
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With 157 million buyers worldwide, eBay is the go-to place for selling rare and unusual items. In its 20 years, it's seen it all from a cornflake shaped like Illinois that sold in 2008 for $1,350 and Justin Timberlake's half-eaten French toast that went for $1,025 in 2000 to a 405-ft. yacht that sold for $170 million (with a $85 million down payment).

Of course, most people don't have items that rare or exotic, but on the other hand a pair of shoes sells on eBay every two seconds. That means just about anything you have in your house could get you some cash. In fact, here are three things you have collecting dust right now that are worth more than you think.

1. Vinyl records

Do you have a vinyl record collection just sitting around in a closet? You could convert it to digital music or enjoy it in its original form with the Fully-Automatic Stereo Turntable System I sell in my Shop. But maybe you've already re-purchased the music as digital files from iTunes or Amazon.

Depending on the record or collection, you can make some serious money. User "albertjukebox" is selling his collection of 13,000 high-quality records for $278,000. Of course, you probably don't have a collection quite that large, and he's probably not going to get that price.

Still, if you have a rare early record, say from the '30s or '40s, you can list it for $10,000 or more. An original or otherwise noteworthy record of a famous artist like Nirvana, Pink Floyd or the Beatles, can list for several thousand.

You might have a set of albums from Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones or some other artist that together could be worth a bundle. Even if you don't think an album or collection is worth anything, it's still not a bad idea to post them.

Just glancing down the list of high-priced albums for sale, there are plenty from obscure artists and genres you wouldn't expect would sell. You never know what some collector or fan might be dying to get their hands on.

And even if your record collection gets you less than $100, that's better than the nothing you'd get if you just threw it all out. Just be sure you do a little research first so you don't charge too little. You should also brush up on your eBay selling tactics to maximize your profits.

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