10 Best Websites for Selling Your Unwanted Stuff (2024)

Updated: Jul. 09, 2024

The best way to sell your stuff on the internet.

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Everyone seems to be jumping on the tidy-up train and getting rid of all that unnecessary stuff that’s collecting dust. And fewer people are bothering with the commotion of hosting a garage sale, instead opting for online selling options. Online options save time, aren’t weather dependent and generally bring higher prices for the seller.

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Websites to Sell Used Items

You already know about eBay, craigslist and Facebook Marketplace, so we rounded up our “other” favorite online and app-based ways to sell your stuff.

Local Online Selling Sites

OfferUp

OfferUp, a free service, allows you to buy and sell all your goods, with the understanding that everything is negotiable. After messaging an interested buyer through the app, the seller arranges a time for the buyer to inspect the item, then pay the pre-discussed price or negotiate a different one. Your personal contact information is protected, and everyone is rated, à la Uber and Lyft, so you can feel safer meeting with a stranger (in a public place, of course).

LetGo

Take a picture or video of the item you want to sell (a piece of furniture you’re flipping, some clothes or even your home) and post it. Then the app will use LetGo Reveal, its image recognition/AI technology, to suggest a title, price and category. LetGo is free and its simple interface has made it one of the top 50 free apps in the iTunes app store. One catch: You can’t get paid via the app. Payment must be by check or cash, and in person.

NextDoor

NextDoor is becoming a favorite free method for people to sell their stuff to the local community. This is particularly beneficial if you wish to avoid the hassle of shipping or meeting someone far from your home. And it’s a great way to get to know more neighbors! Just post a picture to the proper category, discuss with potential buyers over private messages, and negotiate method of payment and where to pick up. Many sellers like the convenience of neighbors picking up something from their homes, especially items like heavy furniture, but that’s up to you. Here are a few tips on where to sell furniture.

5Miles

5miles is a fun and easy way to buy and sell items and services from your phone. Snap a photo, enter a short description and begin selling to thousands of potential buyers within seconds. 5miles uses your phone’s GPS location to reach multiple buyers and sellers in your area. And making an offer is as quick and easy as sending a text message. It’s hard to overestimate the value of selling locally, since postage and shipping costs may eat into your profit. Plus, 5Miles helps you find a safe meeting point for the exchange of the merchandise. 5Miles also helps local service providers promote their small businesses. Whether you are trying to find a handyman, photographer, hair stylist, landscaper or more, 5miles can assist you in finding professionals in your area.

National Online Selling Sites

Poshmark

Use this app to sell unwanted items in your closet by uploading a picture and negotiating directly with buyers. Poshmark pays for the shipping and takes a small commission on everything you sell. It’s one of the easiest ways to clear your closet of extra clothes, shoes and accessories.

Decluttr

Check out this option when you want to sell cell phones, tech, CDs, DVDs, games and books. Download this app and enter the details about the phone or computer you want to sell, or scan barcodes of old DVDs, CDs and games. The key here is that Decluttr will pay you directly. They’ll tell you how much they’ll pay for all of your items, send you a shipping label, and then pay you within one day from when they receive your old tech. Oh, and they also delete any personal data you may have forgotten to remove from your devices. Using Decluttr may pay you less than what you could get on eBay, but it’s perfect if you’re low on time and just want to get rid of stuff from your cluttered, dusty home office.

eBid

If you’re making a habit of selling your growing collection of antique store gems, then it might be worth using Amazon Marketplace or eBay. Those platforms require you to keep prices competitive because there are so many sellers, and you have to pay a fee to sell your items. eBid asks no fee to list your items but does charge a reduced fee, compared to eBay, at final sale. It’s auctioning function plays to smaller markets than its larger competitors. But if you’re only interested in unloading surplus miscellaneous stuff occasionally, then this is the way to go.

10 Best Websites for Selling Your Unwanted Stuff (2024)

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