I enjoy putting a few bucks in my bank account as much as the next guy (or gal). But what I enjoy even more is putting a few bucks back in that I didn’t have to do any work for! You may remember that on February 21 I said that I had sold my original 2G iPhone for over $200. Well, that sale fell through because Ebay claimed that the buyer was fraudulent – and thus I had to relist the item. I am happy to report, though, that I ended up selling it for over $250 this time. Since I only paid $200 for it a few years ago, I not only made my money back but I also made a nice little profit. Not bad for about 10 minutes of filling out forms, huh? But I didn’t stop there, as I have been on a selling spree in order to rid my house of all unused clutter. I have sold $493 worth of stuff in the last 2 weeks and I couldn’t be happier about it.
I wrote about how the stuff you no longer want may still have value to someone else, and this is totally true for the items I have sold recently. The iPhone obviously had tremendous value to someone else, as it is no longer on contract and can be used on AT&T or T-Mobile. The North Face jacket I myself bought at a thrift store for $40 was sold last week for $87. My old guitar was sold for $50, an amp for $25, an unopened collector’s edition DVD for $21, a set of speakers for $25, and an old SLR film camera for $30. I realize I paid a lot more for some of this stuff, but getting back anything on previously purchased goods is always a nice feeling!
Now, the goal is to not buy anything new to replace the clutter I just made some money on.