One Mans Trash Is Another Mans Treasure
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One Mans Trash Is Another Mans Treasure

You know the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”? Well, it’s true. What you deem rubbish fit only for the bin can likely be used by someone, somewhere, and that means it will probably have a cash value.

The price you get for each item may not be much, but when you add together the amounts paid for everything you’ve decided to throw away, it could be a significant sum. If you want to be canny about money matters, you need to consider selling some of the items on this list. 

Old mobile phones 

As you would expect, the better condition your mobile is in, the more money you’ll get for it. Although some models will fetch hundreds of pounds, the average is about £20. Using a specialist online company is a popular option because it’s easy and you’re given an estimated price before you agree to sell, but be aware that roughly 20% of mobiles are rejected once received. It’s advisable to use comparison websites to find out which firms are offering the best deals. Auction sites such as eBay do tend to raise much higher prices, although the downside is there’s no guarantee you’ll find a buyer. 

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Old clothes 

As long as they’re clean and wearable, it doesn’t matter how awful you think your old clothes are, someone will buy them. You can try to get the highest prices by selling each item individually, maybe on an auction site. If you want to sell in bulk, you could give everything to a specialist firm that pays by the kilo; expect to earn between £3 and £20 if you completely fill a black bin bag. 

Unwanted CDs and DVDs 

There are numerous websites that will agree a price and offer free pick-up or postage once you’ve decided what discs you’re going to sell, but they may reject some once they arrive. Independent shops will probably offer a better price, but they’re also more likely to be fussy about the titles they take. Expect to make between 30p and £2 for each film and between £2 and £6 for TV box sets.

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