Health & Fitness How to make an extra £500 by selling old items
Try... The new way to buy old clothes
Fashion brands such as Gucci and COS are embracing the resale boom. Nowadays people are looking to purchase pre-owned and upcycled clothing.As both COS — the chic, grown-up member of the H&M Group — and Gucci launch dedicated resale platforms, is it time to embrace what fashion calls ‘pre-loved’, but what you and I know as ‘second-hand’?
One in four Brits are looking for alternative ways to make some extra cash amid COVID-19 related financial uncertainty and a rise in spending over Christmas, according to new research from Ebay.
Brits at all stages of life could make up to £500 in extra cash by selling old unwanted items online, the research found.
Young people moving out of their family home after spending 2020 locked down with parents could make some extra cash by selling childhood items they won’t be taking to their new home.
Finding a new home for old toys can help young movers fly the nest — the average selling price for Hot Wheels toy cars is £10.50, while Pokemon cards can fetch £9.55. Furbies can be sold for an average £16.46, Beanie Baby soft toys could make £6.43, and Sylvanian Families toys sell for an average £14.82.
Buying expensive clothes holds potential for savings compared to fast fashion
If you buy cheap, you buy twice or three times. A proverb that is particularly true in the world of fast fashion. Cheap clothing often loses its shape and color after just a few washes or the seams peel off after a few months. Consumers waste hundreds of euros every year, which could be saved through more expensive clothing. © Provided by Finanz.net PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP / Getty Images Fast Fashion more expensive in the total bill than designer clothing Designer clothing is usually significantl
Old electrical items fetch the most, with the average selling price of a second-hand computer £129 on Ebay. Cassette players could make £36.59 and DVD players sell for an average £30.92.
Selling an unwanted scooter online could make young home movers £65.39, while their old roller skates could go for £10.30.
Selling these items online could raise £329.96 in extra cash.
Cash-strapped students could make some extra money from selling old clothes, gadgets and unwanted Christmas presents.
Unwanted sports clothing goes for an average £36.64, while old trainers could make £27.60, and high heels could bring in £18.30. Selling an old backpack online could raise £20.69.
The 75 best online clothing stores in the US
With social distancing the new norm, it means online shopping has temporarily become the only way to find a new dress or a comfortable pair of leggings. Fortunately, the options are endless, as many brands have prioritized their online presences and policies amid the pandemic. Whether you are looking for an outfit for a virtual Zoom date, are searching for a vintage or pre-owned designer piece, or want to add some comfier work-from-home outfits to your closet, these are the online sites to visit.You can trust our independent reviews.
A secondhand smartphone has an average selling price of £157.42, an old computer could raise £129, while an old XBox could make £8.56.
CDs and Books sold on Ebay could make students an average £5.53 and £7.18 respectively, while a secondhand bicycle sells for an average £68.46.
Students selling these old items online could make an average of £479.38
Housebuyers or those redecorating their homes could make some extra cash by Ebaying used gadgets and appliances they don’t want to take with them to their new pad.
Used furniture can make a tidy sum with the average selling price of a coffee table standing at £62.48. Secondhand sofas could be worth an average £51.57, while an unwanted mirror sells for an average £33.13. A vintage lampshade could make £19.05 and photo frames could bring in an extra £8.58.
Kitchen items can also help make some extra cash with food processors selling for an average £36.35 and a secondhand Nespresso coffee machine worth an average £78.68. An unwanted cocktail shaker could find a new home for £12.89.
6 Ways To Nail AW20's Old Hollywood Beauty Trend
It's the golden age of Hollywood 2.0
An unwanted TV could make homemovers £222.22 and old vinyl records could raise £12.92.
Selling these itens online could make an average £537.80 in extra cash.
New parents welcoming newborns into the world this year could find themselves with less free time on their hands. Selling old equipment from past hobbies could help raise some quick cash.
Musical instruments sell for an average £28.91 on Ebay, while tennis rackets go for £25.13. A secondhand sewing machine is worth an average £52.47 and used games consoles could raise an extra £107.56.
Selling pre-loved clothing and accessories is a good way to make some extra cash, with coats and jackets selling for an average £21.85, high heels going for £18.30, handbags at £10.70 and jewellery at £27.99. A secondhand wedding dress sells for an average £80.51.
An unwanted rug could sell for £29.23, bringing in a bit extra to help new parents make some quick cash.
Selling these items could make an average of £402.60.
WATCH: Should I pay off debt or save money during the coronavirus pandemic?
Pregnant Selling Sunset star Christine Quinn explains why she’ll raise her baby gender neutral until child is older .
EXCLUSIVE: Selling Sunset’s Christine Quinn opens up to OK! magazine about her pregnancy and motherhood.And so with the exciting news that the 32-year-old is expecting her first child, we couldn’t wait to quiz her on how she plans to make her little one into a mini fashionista.