How to turn once-loved purchases into cash
Cheat the system with a few simple online shopping tricks.
August 29, 2012
They say humans only use 10 per cent of our brain, but I reckon the same figure applies to our closets.
Aside from your never-fail jeans-boots-and-parka combo, tell me the rest of your wardrobe isn’t where tartan scarves, boyfriend jeans and cowboy boots go to die. The good news? It’s easier than ever to turn your once-loved purchases into cold, hard cash using one of the many online sales websites cyberspace has to offer – the only finger you’ll have to lift is the one clicking the mouse.
Take the website Tinypay.me: with no sign-up required (your Paypal account is enough) and one screen of info to enter, their tagline is: “Start selling in 60 seconds.”
Sydney label-hoarders can check out the online consignment boutique, SowSew, which collects your clothes, photographs and promotes the items, then deposits 50 per cent of the sale price into your bank account.
And then there’s ShopLocket, a new online sales platform that lets users package up their bits and pieces for sale, then embed them on Facebook, Blogger, Wordpress and more, just like a YouTube clip. Okay, so that’s starting to involve a little more work – but just think of blowing all that profit and packing your closet full of stuff all over again!