How to Turn Unwanted Items in to Cash

As the celebrations of the Christmas period draw to a close, we’re all left with at least one gift that we don’t know what to do with. Whilst our relatives may have the best intentions, there is always something that ends up packed away in the bottom of the wardrobe. However, that unwanted present needn’t be wasted. Here are Vintage Pawnbrokers top tips for turning that gift into some more useful cash.

Finding the best place to sell

Online auction sites are a favourite among most when looking to sell unwanted items, after all, there aren’t many people who haven’t heard of eBay. This site is particularly good for things like technology, electricals and homewares, as these tend to sell quite quickly.

However, on top of fees, eBay isn’t always the best option, particularly if the site is already flooded with identical items. For books, DVDs and CDs, you are far more likely to get cash for these items on cash converting websites such as MusicMagpie or Zapper. Putting your unwanted gift on eBay doesn’t necessarily guarantee a sale, whereas at least you can get something on the sites dedicated to buying these items, even if it is only a small amount.

Specialists for high value items

If your unwanted gift has a particularly high value, such as a prestige watch or fine jewellery, it’s best to rely on an experienced specialist to help you with your sale. Whilst sales websites may seem like the simpler option, there is no guarantee you will get the most reasonable price for your item. Instead, Vintage Pawnbrokers recommends you should consult specialists who can give you a full valuation and a competitive price. The chances are, you’ll save time on listings whilst also being given the best deal for your item.

If you would like to find out more about how our experts here at Vintage Pawnbrokers can help you sell your unwanted watches and jewellery, you can contact us on via our enquiries page or come visit us in store.

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