Selling extra tech gear, antiques or just random items you have lying around the house is a good way to make extra money. Unfortunately, selling things online isn't always as easy as everyone makes it out to be. Researching the value of your items, answering questions from buyers and shipping the products can be a hassle.
Well, before you decide to just set up shop on your front lawn for that huge yard sale, check out these tips that will make selling stuff online a breeze. Here are some of our favorite sites that will help you fetch top dollar for the things you want to sell.
1. Get help from the professionals
Wouldn't it be nice if you could have someone do the heavy lifting for you? In the past, you could take your items to a brick-and-mortar store that would sell your items on eBay for you, but now you don't have to leave the house!
eBay has a service called eBay Valet and instead of selling your items online by yourself, you can send them to the eBay Valet and it will do the leg work for you.
It works like this: Once you have your items ready for sale, you order a box from eBay Valet. Put your items inside the box and send it back. Your items will be on sale for two weeks. Items also must be under 25 pounds and must be worth at least $40, so don't try and sell one DVD out of your collection.
When your item sells, you get 70 percent of the final sale price. You don't even have to ship it to the buyer, that's already taken care of.
eBay Valet also has an app for iPhone users. Click here to see how it works.