As the cost of living crisis continues to rage, many of us are having to be resourceful to raise the necessary funds to continue to make ends meet. According to a Student Beans survey, 51% of respondents do this by raiding the back of their closets, as well as the attic, garage and spare room, looking for often long-forgotten items that could just find a new home and bring it back. up to £2,250!
That’s the figure data analysts believe the average Briton hangs around the house collecting dust rather than hoarding cash, as BirminghamLive reports. The Student Beans study also revealed that eBay (24%) is the most popular place to sell second-hand items, followed closely by Depop (23%).
Others, meanwhile, get up early on Sunday mornings to sell their wares to the country’s garage sale enthusiasts. If you need help deciding which of your clutter might be the best value for a quick sale, here are the top 10 knocking items in your home that can help keep the wolf away. carry in these difficult times:
1 Bikes – average selling price £380
Cycling remains popular after the lockdown boom with 18,000 online searches for ‘bikes for sale’ every month. But, if you find you’ve definitely hung up your bike helmet when the pubs reopened or the kids outgrew their bikes, you could raise almost £400.
2 TVs – average selling price £225
Upgraded your TV, but still haven’t found a new home for your old gogglebox? If the answer is yes then it might be worth knowing that you could get upwards of £200 for a used flat screen depending on make, model and condition.
3 Furniture – average selling price £211
Used furniture is all the rage and trending with upcycling being the subject of 2,400 searches online every month.
4 consoles – average sale price £103-£166
An old Playstation can fetch £166 and a used Xbox is normally worth around £103. Again, make, model, and condition could mean you get even more.
5 old cell phones – average sale price £84
Not all of us have a used, unwanted iPhone 13 pro max that will put £1,349 in the bank. But many of us will be able to get close to £100 for our older models after maybe an upgrade.
6 LEGO – average sale price of £29 per eBay listing
This will prove popular with anyone who is tired of stepping on a loose brick or two that has spilled out of the closet that no one really opens these days. Maybe the kids have lost interest or your partner has run out of time to build the Millennium Falcon he bought 15 years ago and is still thrilled with.
7 Clothing – average sale price £13.50 per item
Do you really need to keep that impulse buy from 2015 that still bears the tags? Someone else might be dying to wear it, whether it’s past its expiration date or not.
8 Video Games – £12.73 average pre-game retail price
Avid gamer or someone who gave up sitting in front of their console a few years ago? Either way, you probably have some platforming classics or shoot ’em ups that people will be willing to part with their hard-earned stuff for.
9 Jewels – average selling price of £8 per piece
If the lid of your jewelry box won’t fit and when you do manage to get in it’s a tangle of dangling necklaces, bracelets and earrings, it might be worth looking at what you don’t really need it anymore. For example, used Pandora charms can be worth £27 each.
10 DVDs – average sale price £3.33 per DVD
In the age of Netflix and Disney Plus, where the guy with a bag of the “latest” movies in the pub is now redundant, it may come as a surprise that your old DVDs can be sold for anything. Fortunately, however, there is still a small market for your old Blu-rays.
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