Selling your appliances for cash is a great option for those ready to update. Everyone occasionally feels the need to upgrade appliances in their homes, be they small items like toasters or blenders or heavy-duty tools like washing machines or refrigerators. The Internet has made matching sellers with buyers much easier, but the old methods for selling items in your home still remain valuable. No matter which method you use to sell your appliances, there is one rule you must always follow: be completely honest with any potential buyer, and reveal any problems you’ve experience with the item.
The Internet provides at least three unique means of connecting you with people who may want to buy your old appliances. Perhaps the most likely place is an online classifieds listing, which recreates the experiences of reading through the classifieds in a newspaper. These sites are sectioned into geographical regions, meaning you can target your appliance listing at people located in your town, city or state. Online auction houses offer a strong second option, as you can show off your item to people all over the world; however, there are typically fees associated with such sites, and you’ll also have to deal with shipping the item rather than having someone come over and pick it up, as is usually the case with online classifieds. A newer third option comes from social networks, where you can tell your friends about the item you want to sell. This way, you won’t have to deal with strangers, but you’ll also have to deal with the results when a friend becomes dismayed when the appliance inevitably breaks.
If you’re not into selling your appliance online, your options are more limited. Some newspapers still maintain classified sections; if your local one does, this is a solid option. Otherwise, your only other option may be throwing a yard sale, which can be surprisingly fun.