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Gone are the days when you had to rely on Craigslist or eBay to sell your unwanted clutter.

These days there are a multitude of websites and apps – from the Facebook Marketplace to Letgo and OfferUp – that can help you get cash for your unwanted items by connecting with buyers in your area.

But what if you don't want to meet someone in person to close the sale? The coronavirus pandemic, as well as headlines about failed meet-ups, can give you a break from selling your products this way.

If you don't want to take the risk of a face-to-face exchange, you can sell your items to or through a website where you can send them in. These websites pay you for your items and take care of the resale. Generally, all you need to do is ship your items.

Below are a few such options. Unless otherwise stated, all of these sites will cover the cost of shipping your items, such as: B. by receiving a prepaid shipping label.

1. Amazon Trade-In

There are retailers willing to trade your unwanted products for cash or credit, as described in “9 Companies That Will Sell Your Products For You”. Amazon is no different.

The Amazon Trade-In Program gives you an Amazon Gift Card for the estimated value of eligible items, including video games, mobile devices, and even Amazon devices.

To learn more: Visit the Amazon Trade-In Program website. To find out how much Amazon is giving you for an item, click the appropriate trade-in category, e.g. B. "Kindle E-Readers" or "Streaming Media Player".

2. Gazelle

This is another website that is used to purchase technical items, especially cell phones. Answer a few questions about your item and Gazelle will make you an offer. They can be paid for by PayPal, check, or Amazon gift card.

To learn more: Go to and click "Sell". To find out how much the website is giving you for an item, click on the appropriate category, e.g. B. Sell iPhone or Sell MacBook.

3. Increase

Got a gift card that you know you won't be using? Don't make it go away. Raise allows you to sell your gift cards for up to 85% of their face value, depending on the website.

Raise is an online gift card marketplace. In other words, it connects people with unwanted gift cards with savvy shoppers who want to buy gift cards at a discount.

There you list your card for sale – at a price of your choice. If it is sold, you will be paid by PayPal, direct deposit, or check.

While you're there, you can also purchase discounted gift cards to use at stores that you actually visit.

To learn more: Visit the Seller Raise website. To list a gift card for sale, first find the store name.

4. Decluttr

If you're looking to get rid of tech articles, CDs, DVDs, video games, books, or even Legos, and want cold hard cash, Decluttr might be the one for you. The website offers next day payments via PayPal and direct deposit.

To learn more: Visit To find out how much the website is giving you for an item, click Start Selling, then search for your item.

5. ThredUP

Don't you want to take your clothes to a consignment store? ThredUP could be an option for you.

One of the easiest ways to get rid of clothes in your closet is to order a free cleaning kit. Fill this bag with high-quality, carefully used clothing or accessories and send it to ThredUP. (You can drop it off at a FedEx office or a U.S. Postal Service.)

The website then takes care of photographing and selling the items. As soon as they sell, you will receive cash or credit.

To learn more: Visit To get an idea of ​​how much your items could sell, check out the Payout Estimator.

6. Powells

Do you have books that you would like to get rid of? You may be able to sell them to Powell & # 39; s, an independent bookstore chain in Oregon that also sells online.

It offers payment via PayPal or credit to your account.

To learn more: Visit To find out how much Powell's would offer you for a book, enter the book's ISBN into the form on Powell's Sell Us Your Books website.

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