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In the spirit of giving: Where to sell stuff online so you can get cash quickly

If you would like to join in the spirit of giving this holiday season but find yourself short of cash, today’s blog is for you. It’s a list of some of the best online sites devoted to helping folks sell their extra belongings for cash. So if you have specific used items you believe can fetch a pretty penny, or are simply ready to de-clutter and make a profit while you’re at it, here are seven of the best sites to sell your stuff so you can have some extra money for the holidays.


The granddaddy of all person-to-person classified sites, Craigslist requires no middlemen. While you should always be careful when making contact with strangers, the bottom line is that in most circumstances all you need to do is post a picture of your item for sale, describe it, then wait for potential buyers to contact you.


Amazon is also a very popular online destination to sell used items of all shapes and sizes. Among other advantages, after posting your item online you can wait for it to sell, then ship it, or alternatively you can send it directly to Amazon, let them create a listing for you, then handle the shipping after it sells.


Nowadays many folks looking to sell items, first post them on their personal Facebook page. This, in some sense, allows for a “vetting” process in that anyone who reaches out to you will have done so through your extended Facebook networks. You’ll be posting your item for free, as with Craigslist, only here you will be dealing with potential buyers you already know.


eBay continues to be another major destination for bargain hunters and used goods sellers. Though it specializes in rarer, harder to find items, and may require that you put in some extra work navigating the site’s selling process, the bottom line is that it is one of the world’s biggest auction places – a site that sells truly anything.


Swappa is one of many specialty online used goods sites that can be found throughout the vast Internet universe. The site focuses on selling smart phones and tablets, and make sure that all items are “clean” and sold from trustworthy and verified sellers.


A specialty site that sells clothing and accessories, Threadflip will help you post, price, and ship items to buyers.

A massive site with hundreds, even thousands, of categories, is a great place to find the special buyer who may be interested in your unique item.

Please note that J.G. Wentworth does not endorse any company mentioned here. That said, we hope that if you’re short of gift giving funds this holiday season and looking to get rid of some of your used stuff quickly, this above list will help you jumpstart your search for the best places to make a sale. And always remember that J.G. Wentworth, the nationwide leader in purchasing structured settlement and annuity payments for cash, is always available to talk about your specific financial situation and make you a free, no obligation offer for the value of your payments. Call us anytime at 877-227-4713.