How to Earn Cash on Your Unwanted Items Just in Time for the Holidays

Selling your unwanted items is an easy way to earn some extra money for your holiday shopping budget. Here’s how.

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Image Credit: eBay

If Marie Kondo has taught us one thing, it’s that we should only hold onto those items that spark joy. Instead of sending unwanted items to the back of your closet, why not give them a new home and generate some extra cash to fund your holiday shopping? Your wallet will thank you!

Sell now and earn bonus cash to help with your holiday gift list

Selling on eBay is always a great way to make some quick cash, but there’s never been a better time to start than now, thanks to a limited-time offer: If you list and sell an item on eBay before Nov. 17, eBay will match the amount you sold the item for with a coupon of that value (up to a maximum of $50) to be used on a future eBay purchase. For example, if you sell a pair of adidas sneakers for $50, you’ll earn that $50, plus you’ll receive a $50 coupon to make a future eBay purchase. It’s almost like you’re being paid to sell your items on eBay! How fun is that? Go to to opt into the special promotion.

Selling on eBay is easy

With as many as 183 million active buyers on eBay, chances are pretty good that your item will sell, and fast. Head to to find easy tips on how to sell on eBay. Get into the sell to buy spirit, by checking out these examples:

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Image Credit: eBay

Bonus for the Conscientious Consumer

Just because you no longer use something, doesn’t mean someone else won’t get some use (and joy!) out of it. You’ll free up some room in your closet for what you really want this holiday season. Plus, you’ll earn cash on each item sold, which means you’ll have more money to spend on gifts for friends and family (or yourself!).

Use your eBay cash and credit to shop the sales

As every serious shopper knows, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are an incredible way to score great deals on the season’s hottest gifts. So, of course, eBay will make sure you receive your selling coupon in time to take advantage of their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

So when you’re ready to spend your profits plus the eBay coupon, head to for great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, or for some amazing gift-gifting ideas.

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