Ever wondered what to do with all the stuff that you have collected down the years? You don’t really want it but the thought of packing it all in the car and heading off to the car boot sale is far too daunting to contemplate. Your mother must have suggested to you at least once when you were growing up that you take your unwanted record collection to the dump. But your old vinyl records deserve a better retirement than to be crushed in a landfill.
And then there is a problem that so many of us have and don’t like to admit – deep down we are sentimental old fools that actually have feelings for all those little plastic cases that are gathering dust at the bottom of the airing cupboard. So the thought of them meeting an unfortunate if not untimely end doesn’t sit well. Well, rest assured that there is always someone out there willing to take these things off your hands.
Charity shops welcome anything, but we all occasionally have that sneaking feeling that our Beatles album may be worth something — that is after all why we have held onto it for so long. Help is at hand for hoarders as there are some ingenious people on the internet who have set up a sort of online recycling depot. Give them the barcode of the product you have been hiding away and they will tell you how much it is worth and will even give you an envelope for you to send it to them. If your item is large they will even send a courier to collect it.
What happens to John, Paul, George and Ringo after you send them off with a teary wave is no longer your concern. Your concern is then how you choose to get paid for them. You can get a cheque or an e-voucher to purchase more goods, or you can donate the funds to charity. So instead of moving boxes of unwanted items around the house on a yearly basis, why not sell stuff online for free?
There really is no charge for selling the items as the price you see on the screen is the price you will get. There is no cost to you at all. If you have a webcam installed then the process becomes even slicker. All you need to do to decide if there is any value in your product is to log into the site, swipe the barcode over the camera and wait for a value to pop up.
Companies will assess anything from CDs and DVDs to computer games, electronic goods and even clothes. If you are happy with what you are being offered then follow the on-screen instructions and complete your sale. So why not start up the computer and see if a goldmine is hidden away in your attic?