What you consider junk around your house might be on someone’s wish list.

Don’t store that junk!  Making Money Off  of Downsizing

Find ways to sell your stuff. It’s worth it! Sites like eBay or Amazon are popular for “declutterers” to sell  stuff  and recoup some of their investment. Selling several  used books on Amazon last month,  one person brought in over $300; the month before, close to $215. They are easy to set up and sell!

You might want to hold your own living estate sale instead of letting an estate sale company take as much as 50%! They can be a private estate sale or pre-estate sale or pre-auction.

As you look around your house and wonder where you can get rid of some things, why not find someone to whom the item you want to get rid of is extremely valuable.  Your unwanted junk just might be a treasure to some agencies!   Give, and it will be given to you.  Luke 6:38


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To help  find who might want the item you no longer wish to keep simply depress “ctrl” and then “f”  and type in the item you want to get rid of. (Some will be places to sell your items but many are places to donate.) 
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ACCESSORIES (Fashion)

SELLING

  • bonanza.com  -accessories for the buyers. Accessories: wraps, prom jewelry, evening handbags, gloves and prom shoes
  • craigslist.org
  • tulsafleamarket.net Tulsa’s original and finest flea market.
  • qflea.com online flea market
  • ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   Listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.
  • ebid.net  fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.
  • ealtbay.com  free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.
  • 1950s to 1980s fashion accessories decotodisco.com
  • pantyhose and knee high stockings dressforsuccess.org/tulsa
  • free classifieds and your own free online store! 
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on clothing (Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)

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AIRLINE MILES/POINTS

   SELLING THEM:

   DONATING THEM:

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ALARM CLOCKS

SELLING

DONATING

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ALBUMS (old vinyl record albums) 

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ALUMINUM CANS

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ANTIFREEZE

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ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES

It’s  critical that you do your homework before selling to properly judge the value of the item even if it means  get it properly appraised by a professional. That professional can then give you some advice on where to sell your item to get the best result, or even work with you (for a cut of the sales price, of course) to get it in front of the people who are most likely to buy it, whether it’s at auction or a private sale. Make sure you get your item in front of someone who explicitly wants it such as these places:

  • >RubyLane.com high-end antiques, collectibles, and vintage items. While some users  find the fee structure to be a bit expensive (and even prohibitive in some cases) it really depends on what is being sold and how much the sellers build up their storefronts.
  • tias.com offers a fixed price transactions in antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, and jewelry.  TIAS does have a minimum fee requirement, but if a seller’s TIAS commissions are higher than the minimum fee, then only the commission is paid.
  • qflea.com
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on antiques and then on collectibles (Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)
  • artfire.com good collection of collectibles and vintage goods Unlike eBay, sellers pay no fees unless they choose to open a Pro account. And even then the sellers only pay a monthly subscription fee. There are several helpful features to the site including: SEO tools, a coupon feature, and Google Analytics integration. Artfire also receives high marks for customer service and the overall administration of the site.
  • free classifieds and your own free online store! 
  • antiquemalls.com-Tulsa.
  • google these words together antique mall booth rental tulsa Oklahoma
  • ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.
  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.
  • ealtbay.com  has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.
  • zibbet.com/search/vintage
  • craigslist.org/ata
  • collectibles and vintage are also under this heading : tulsa.craigslist.org/cba
  • Tulsaworld.com/classifieds lets you advertise for free if the item is under $300!!
  • 1950s – 1980s Deco to Disco on Etsy etsy.com/shop/decotodiscovintage#
  • ebayclassifieds.com AKA kijiji)
  • krrb.com antiques
  • auctions You’ll most likely get the highest price for a bona-fide antique or collectible by selling it at auction. There are plenty of sites that can help you find an auction near you. Check also yellowpages.com and online auctions www.auctionzip.com which can help you find an auction by location or category
  • holding an estate sale to get rid of it all quickly.
  • missmcgillicuttysantiques.com
  • tulsafleamarket.net Tulsa’s original and finest flea market.
  • bookoo.com     Tulsa doesn’t have it yet, but OKC does
  • ebay
  • amazon

The Internal Revenue Service taxes the proceeds from the sale of collectibles as capital gains, generally at a maximum rate of 28 percent. Under IRS regulations, collectibles include works of art, rugs, antiques, metals (such as gold, silver, and platinum bullion), gems, stamps, coins, or alcoholic beverages that you’ve held more than a year, like a bottle of first-growth Bordeaux. Your profit or loss is the difference between the basis, usually your purchase price, and the sale price. You must keep receipts that establish the basis.  

BE CAREFUL Collectible crazes that ended up being a huge waste of money: Andy Warhol cookie jar, movie posters 80s and 90s , post 1970’s ball cards, Beanie Babies, Hummells, Cabbage Patch dolls, Beatles chewing gum cards, Precious Moments, Thomas Kincaid, Norman Rockwell, Franklin Mint, Danbury Mint, Hess Trucks (1980s and newer) Llardo, Rockwell plates. A good read:  http://www.dailyfinance.com/on/bankrupt-by-beanie-babies-family-invested-100k-toys

See also heading under VINTAGE

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APPLIANCES (refrigerators, washers and dryers)

Amazon Marketplace for smaller appliances, When someone is researching specific models they’ll usually wind up at Amazon, and they’ll see your listing ties your item directly to an Amazon product listing which is a huge benefit. Be aware that Amazon takes a big cut.

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 ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS

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ART

Do your homework before selling to properly judge its value then make sure you get your item in front of someone who explicitly wants it. Get it properly appraised by a professional, if you aren’t sure of it’s worth. That professional can then give you some advice on where to sell your item to get the best result, or even work with you (for a cut of the sales price, of course) to get it in front of the people who are most likely to buy it, whether it’s at auction or a private sale.

   SELLING ART

  • tias.com offers a fixed price transactions   TIAS does have a minimum fee requirement, but if a seller’s TIAS commissions are higher than the minimum fee, then only the commission is paid.
  • craigslist.org/ara
  • tulsafleamarket.net Tulsa’s original and finest flea market.
  • ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.
  • art 1950s- decotodisco.com/contact.html
  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.
  • ealtbay.com  has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.
  • free classifieds and your own free online store! 
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on art (Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)

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ARTS AND CRAFT SUPPLIES,  SEWING NOTIONS –check each site as some are asking for specific items, for their organization, such as: markers, crayons, coloring books, stickers paint, drawing paper, colored construction paper, craft items , friendship bracelet kit, felt projects, duct tape fashions, build-it kits, wood building sets, leather craft kits Jewelry kits, beads, paint pens, canvas bags, puff paints, velvet art, paint by number stickers, Sharpie markers, Felt (any colors), Fabric, ribbons, sewing notions, quilting material, batting, etc

   SELLING

  • artfire.com/ mostly focuses on arts and crafts. You can also find a very good collection of art supplies. Unlike eBay, sellers pay no fees (unless they choose to open a Pro account. And even then the sellers only pay a monthly subscription fee.) There are several helpful features to the site including: SEO tools, a coupon feature, and Google Analytics integration. Artfire also receives high marks for customer service and the overall administration of the site.
  • free classifieds and your own free online store! 

   DONATING

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ATV, UTV, SNOWMOBILES

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AUTOMOBILES (see CARS)

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AUTO PARTS

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BABY ITEMS, INFANTS, TODDLERS
diapers (clean) baby books, used baby clothing, strollers (single and double), blankets, clothing, Toddlers sippy cups (new) and other equipment and all in-between etc

   SELLING

  • Tulsaworld.com/classifieds lets you advertise for free if the item is under $300!!
  • >craigslist.org/baa   to people living in your area.
  • Just Between friends sale
  • ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.
  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.
  • ealtbay.com has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.
  • See resale shops in yellowpages.com
  • free classifieds and your own free online store! 
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on baby items (Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)

   DONATING

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BAGS AND BAGGAGE – see luggage  

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BASEBALL CARD COLLECTOR (Sports cards and fan shop)

  •  Some like to build sets. However, today come with inserts that are valuable (have autographs on them)so  buying  a case of cards allows one to sell the inserts and usually make their money back (or come close) and keep the base cards which they wanted in the first place. NOTE: Collectors have advised that Post 1970’s cards are not worth the money.
  • tulsafleamarket.net Tulsa’s original and finest flea market.
  • free classifieds and your own free online store! 
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on sports memorbilia (Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)

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BATTERIES household and auto

(Recycle): sustainabletulsa.org/green_directory?area=146

Donations- see each site to see what size they are needing

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BEDDING – SLEEPING BAGS, SHEETS, EGG CRATE MATTRESSES, MATTRESS COVERS, MATTRESS FRAMES, PILLOWS  (Check their site before dropping off.)

DONATING

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BEDS

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BICYCLE- SEE BIKES

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BIBLES ADULT AND CHILDREN’S

      DONATING

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BIKES

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BIKE HELMET’S

   Donating

(all sizes: TAPC Foster Family Resource Center  (Open Tues and Thurs 9-5; 918 742-4947)  also collects for the Laura Dester Children’s Shelter at 7318 East Pine Street (Learn more about foster children: circleofcare.org

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BIRTHDAY PARY SUPPLIES:

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BLANKETS HELPING OTHERS TO STAY WARM

  DONATING

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BOATS-

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BOOKS- why collect and hang on to books when you can upload to an e-reader.

 Find a buyer specifically looking for those books. You might find that it sells for much more than the .50 you would put on it at a garage sale. depends on their rarity -and desirability. Certain authors, editions and even titles command decent prices. But most books have little value just because they are old Even if you have a rare copy that ebayers will fight over, the buyer will likely not be able to give you full value. They have to make money on the item also.

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BOXTOPS for education! Over $300 million already earned for childrens education! boxtops4education.com

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BUTTONS (Vintage)

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BUG SPRAY

  DONATING

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

   DONATING

  • Lighting, outlets, cabinets, doors, lighting fixtures, sinks, stove, windows, kitchen cabinets and items removed for a renovation . Habitat for Humanity Restore will take most usable home-oriented items for a Habitat home they are building, or sell them and the proceeds go to Habitat.  habitat.org/restores
  • wood scraps- a school shop program could use .
  • Dowel rods TheGriefCenter.org

SELLING

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CAMERA

    DONATING

SELLING

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CAMPING AND RV

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CANDLES

 DONATING

Glade candles (Clean Linen) for  Clarehouse which provides a loving home, with quality end-of-life care & access to hospice services.

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CANNED FOOD-   (fruits, beans, vegetables, soups)

Donating

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CARS (one lady puts the ad under  her brothers names. She found that when there is a man’s name on the ad, potential buyers don’t try as hard to beat her down on the price. She also takes one of brothers rather than a female friend along when meeting a buyer in a public place. )

DONATE YOUR CAR*

*However, be sure to read: Donating-a-vehicle-to-charity

And verify the charity here

CAR PARTS SEE AUTO PARTS

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CASSETTES

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CATALOGS

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CD AND CD players See electronics

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CELL PHONES

CELL PHONES CONVERTED TO PHONE CARDS. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS AND RELIEF PROGRAMS- can be recycled as emergency lifelines or converted to phone cards for our troops overseas. Any working mobile phone can dial a 911 call center (an FCC requirement) even without a wireless service plan.. Your donated cell phone can be recycled as emergency lifelines for:  senior centers, senior citizens living alone, who are especially vulnerable to accidents or those with disabilities and limited incomes, who are especially vulnerable to elder abuse (physical abuse, assault, exploitation, or neglect.) women’s shelters – an important emergency link as donated cell phones could save a life by enabling victims of domestic violence with instant access to emergency services; Verizon Wireless stores collects, refurbishes and sells them donating the money or used to buy airtime and phones for victims. http://aboutus.vzw.com/communityservice/hopeLine.htmlBlue Star Mothers and Liberty Tax service sell them to purchase phone cards for soldiers overseas!

  • (see also electronics)

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 CHINA AND ANCILLARY PIECES

 replacements.com buys very low and sells VERY high! Some say the offer wasn’t enough to cover the shipping!
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CLEANING SUPPLIES- Such as All-purpose cleaners, Clorox disinfectant cleaning wipes, Clorox Clean-Up Deodorizing room spray, Glade Clean Linen, Febreze – air freshener    Windex, Lysol spray, Lysol Toilet Cleaner, Liquid Plumber, Scrubbing Bubbles , Windex wipes, Germ-x, Hand soaps, Scour pads, Paper towels, Broom & dust pans, Mops and buckets,  Magic Eraser cleaners, Pine-Sol (scented), Sponges,  Swiffer Duster Refill,  Toilet brush & cleaner, Latex-free Disposable Gloves -for cleaning and laundry, Bleach – for cleaning and laundry   Soft Scrub   Odoban  Front-Load laundry detergent 

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CLIPPINGS/PLANTS FROM THE GARDEN

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CLOTHING (SELLING)

  • PlatosClosetBrokenArrow.com
  • DaisyExchange.com
  • Uptown-Resale-Consignments on Facebook   1841 S Elm Ave Broken Arrow, OK 74012 (918) 251-3191
  • altulsa.org/bargains-resale/ (Bargains Alot)
  • Bearlee-New-Clothing on Facebook 2300 S Aspen Ave Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (918) 451-7583
  • ChildrensOrchard.com 7820 E 101st St, Tulsa, OK 74133(918) 369-4642
  • JamiesExPlus.com   Jamie’s Exclusively Plus  5667 E 41st St, Tulsa, OK 74135 Phone: (918) 622-5667
  • TopDrawerTulsa  On Facebook
  • Echoshops.com
  • Copious.comgive gently used clothes and accessoriesyou no longer want or need to friends
  • ThredUp.com  lets you swap clothes you no longer wear for items that you will. Tell thredup.com/ what you have, indicate what you’re looking for next (brands, sizes, colors) and thredUP will match member preferences and facilitate a swap. Its green, frugal, hassle free, AND you get to Up-cycle your wardrobe and refresh your closet.   There is also a special section just for the kids
  • poshmark.com
  • buffaloexchange.com
  • Bonanza.com     Voted Better than eBay, 3 years running More than 40,000 sellers across 3 independent surveys have voted Bonanza the easiest-to-use marketplace online. And in 2014, they voted us “Best Overall Marketplace” over eBay, Amazon, Etsy and a dozen other contenders. We’ve also been voted over eBay in “Customer Recommendation,” “Customer Service,” “Communication,” and “Profitability. CNN has called Bonanza “a very shopper friendly place” caters towards fashion. Sellers love Bonanza due to it’s very low fee structure, resulting in higher profits for them.
  • Ebay
  • threadflip.com is a relatively new site or selling your clothes and accessories. with some restrictions on the kinds of clothes you can sell. It’s a great marketplace for your brand name and good-condition clothing.   They offer a highly social shopping experience integrated with Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Items that are not approved to be listed can be donated to a charity of your choice You fill out an application on their site and ship your clothes to them, and then they take care of the photography, pricing, selling to customers, etc. Your cut of the sale is 60% – and while some feel that Threadflip takes an enormous commission. However, given that all of the brick-and-mortar consignment shops in the area give you about 15%, that’s not a bad deal.
  • etsy.com is a great place to sell Vintage clothing – ” (20 years or older). The community there is already looking for items like apparel and unique clothes, so it’s a great place to put your own up for sale to see if you can get some good money for it. (Generate a lot of traffic on your Etsy page by pinning the items you have for sale on Pinterest.)
  • yellowpages.com/tulsa-ok/consignment-shops Be sure to shop around. Some stores offer better rates than others.
  • for selling clothes on the web- Google Whats the best way to sell clothes on line ) You can also consider listing your clothing items on specialty clothing forums, google:  reddit.com       /r/malefashionadvice )
  • Google Cash for clothes-
  • leather jacket could sell on eBay or a consignment store
  • Boutique shops that specialize in selling vintage clothes
  • refashionista.net People are refashioning old clothing!
  • Thrift store- Salvation Army
  • online can be particularly rough-selling clothing.
  • Naked lady party  are simply clothes swap parties among friends.
  • see what similar clothing items are selling for on ebay.
  • tulsa.craigslist.org/cla
  • ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.
  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.
  • ealtbay.com has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.

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CLOTHING (DONATIONS) (new or clean and gently used)

baby clothes, baseball caps, boxers, bras and sport bras, briefs, coats, house slippers, jeans, khakis,lap robes, leotards, men’s underwear, nightgowns,   pajama pants, pajamas, panties, pants, Plus sizes, polo shirts, scrubs, shorts, socks for diabetics, socks, mens and ladies (white cotton, crew and ankle length, both average and larger sizes; sweat suits, T-shirts, undergarments/socks undershirts, Uniform pieces for boys and girls-new or used, yoga pants

Click on link to find out items and sizes needed :

Uniforms is listed under it’s own heading

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CLOTHING  ACCESSORIES    (see under Accessories- Fashion)

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COINS AND CURRENCY

goldprice.org and monex.com (Gold prices )
monex.com   and       kitco.com (Silver prices)

  •  ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.

  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.

  • ealtbay.com has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.

  • Check phone book for local businesses buying gold and silver

  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free! 
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on coins (Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)

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COLLECTIBLES (Be sure to see also ANTIQUES)

The Internal Revenue Service taxes the proceeds from the sale of collectibles as capital gains, generally at a maximum rate of 28 percent. Under IRS regulations, collectibles include works of art, rugs, antiques, metals (such as gold, silver, and platinum bullion), gems, stamps, coins, or alcoholic beverages that you’ve held more than a year, like a bottle of first-growth Bordeaux. Your profit or loss is the difference between the basis, usually your purchase price, and the sale price. You must keep receipts that establish the basis.

SELLING

  •  ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   yet listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.
  • ebid.net offers fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.
  • ealtbay.com  has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.
  • artfire.com good collection of collectibles and vintage goods Unlike eBay, sellers pay no fees unless they choose to open a Pro account. And even then the sellers only pay a monthly subscription fee. There are several helpful features to the site including: SEO tools, a coupon feature, and Google Analytics integration. Artfire also receives high marks for customer service and the overall administration of the site.
  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free! 
  • tulsafleamarket.net Tulsa’s original and finest flea market.
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on collectibles (Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)

 Collectibles to put away that will increase in value-

  • watches, timepieces, china (fragile), pre 20th century wooden antiques, furn from 1950s-1960s, fine jewels and precious metals, military paraphernalia, old Apples, vintage computers, ashtrays, since people don’t have smoking inside offices and other places, old road maps since people now use GPS, books. matchbook covers (old).   May be welcome in museum collections according to a curator at a local historical society
  • Wooden blocks and toy cars are always cheap at garage sales and   community yard sales. Many vintage wood toys are solid enough to be passed from generation to generation. You might find  a rare collectible for five bucks in a lot of “old toys”. Clean them or plastic toys with a mixture of bleach or vinegar and hot water.

Start scouring flea markets, online auctions check yellowpages.com and online auctions www.auctionzip.com) which can help you find an auction by location or category, and yard sales for budget-friendly scores

 Nostalgia  Vintage Items to Collect:

  • Typewriters; Mad Men-Style Office Supplies
  • Composer busts —from miniature busts to prize ribbons.
  • Barbershop Finds – From straight razors to shampoo stools, barbershop antiques double as well-groomed decor.
  • Nancy Drew The Clue in the Jewel Box
  • Classic Games with vibrant lithographed imagery, turn-of-the-century parlor games.
  • Swimsuits Display vintage swimwear on a wall.
  • Victorian Pendants are antique gems.
  • Aprons Nostalgic totems of domestic bliss
  • Horse decor Vintage
  • Jewelry from flea markets -Funky and Fabulous
  • Blackbird pie birds  Baked in a pastry, these ceramic utensils offer an adorable way to let off steam.
  • Souvenir glasses from all 50 states State Souvenir Glasses
  •  Fishing decor – Vintage Fishing Gear and fishing collectibles reel in the romance of lazy summer afternoons.
  • yellow plate with fruit pattern America’s Best-Selling China
  • recipe books and Booklets  whets the appetites of cooks and collectors alike.
  • Poinsettias tablecoth -Christmas Antiques -memorabilia from holidays past
  • blue turkey china– English transferware has graced the finest Thanksgiving tables.
  • corner cupboards offered storage in American dining rooms by the mid-18th century. They continue to be useful fixtures in today’s homes.
  • silver trophy with engraving -especially  sterling silver trophy cups
  • anniversary quilt – classic heirloom for many years to come 
  • Yellowware Bowl (yellow bowl with two thick blue stripes ) cherished for their charm and durable utility,  were staples in 19th- and early-20th-century­ kitchens. They remain useful and affordable today.
  • Enameled Silver In Europe’s age of opulence, guilloche-enameled silver (a purple enameled powder compact ) was a mark of status and wealth.
  • Vintage Flower Pins  –   these enchanting pins from the 1930s to the 1960s are making a comeback.
  • English romantic transferware-Nineteenth-century

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COLOGNES

  • mens colognes- ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   yet listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.
  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.
  • ealtbay.com  has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.
  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free! 

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COMIC BOOKS

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COATS (See Clothing)

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COMPUTER- SEE ELECTRONICS ALSO NOTE:

  • DONATIONS
  • PC Power, Inc.   PO Box 521032 Tulsa, OK 74152 tulsapcpower.org/faq.html 918-938-5725 or email Information@TulsaPCpower.org
  • after-school programs, and homeless shelters (especially those with children) might like to have them.
  • cristina.orgFor people with special needs, students at risk, and the economically disadvantaged National Cristina Foundation  places refurbished computers in educational and nonprofit organizations;       Kids in developing countries The World Computer Exchange worldcomputerexchange.org gives donated techno-goods to kids in developing countries; The Computer Recycling Center and Computers &
  • crc.org/ refurbished computers to public schools and community nonprofits;
  • ask Best Buy
  • TAPC Foster Family Resource Center  (Open Tues and Thurs 9-5; 918 742-4947)  also collects for the Laura Dester Children’s Shelter at 7318 East Pine Street (Learn more about foster children: circleofcare.org
  • computers and laptops (refurbished)
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Service DVIS
  • iPad for portable barn management/travel

SELLING

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COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

  DONATION


  SELLING

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COMPUTER INK CARTRIDGES

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CONTAINERS (old)

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COUPONS -Check your local store ads online, match sale ads with your Sunday coupons  TO GET THE BEST DEALS (Sometimes for pennies or even free ) which will allow you to donate to Veterans in VA hospitals, FOOD BANKS, Blue Star Mothers, Animal Shelters, Homeless Shelters, etc.  (You can also have a coupon exchange with friends).

  • New mommies, Day care centers and church nursery might like baby coupons .
  • Disabled American Veterans at 3131 E Pine Tulsa, OK 74110 has a food pantry.
  • Some Veterans are admitted to the VA hospital with nothing– not even a toothbrush. Others are there for so long they begin to run out of products they brought with them. The volunteer services director at the VA hospital in Muskogee can advise.
  • Blue Star Mothers okbluestarmothers.org/freedomboxes.htm  to see what they are needing

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CRAFTS

  • craft fairs (area) –  churches, schools, and park districts have craft fairs.
  • craft mall- sometimes next to an antique mall
  • Craft shows- Make a list of towns or cities within reasonable driving distance* from you and call or email the chambers of commerce in all the towns. They may have a calendar of events on a website. (*Consider the motel costs.)
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on crafts (Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)
  • qflea.com
  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free! 
  • etsy.com/sell?ref=so_sell  well known and highly regarded as a great place to sell your art or homemade products, retro and collectible items crafts and things you make yourself, is like ebay     however strictly for DIY things – Restricted to: items hand-made by the seller, over 20 years old, or be commercial or handmade crafting supplies. other Etsy shops for inspiration on what to sell and how to market your store   Etsy has a unique culture and an exceptionally loyal following of buyers.   Set up your own online shop for free, and post your products. setting up a storefront is a good local selling option. selling on ebay but there was way to much competition to compete. plus expensive to list and list and not get any sales. Fees are charged for listing items with an initial listing period of four months. on Etsy. Etsy only charges .20 a listing and its listed for four months! Plus they do encourage you to be different and that is really what sells! (Note: If you have an Etsy page and all of your crafts are listed for sale, you can generate a lot of traffic on your Etsy page by pinning the items on Pinterest you have for sale (assuming you have a lot of contacts). ( Generate a lot of traffic on your Etsy page by pinning the items you have for sale on Pinterest.)

Pricing sites to help you price and sell your handmade itesm.

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CRYSTAL

  • wedding caterers
  • bakeries when displaying wedding cakes for their portfolio
  • church for weddings and ladies teas
  • photographer might like for weddings
  • tea room (It’s all about staging)

NOTE: lead crystal. ie Pb is a deadly substance that mucks about with your brain. Instructions that come with the glasses say you need to first pour some citrus into them to leach out a lot of the Pb into something you’re NOT drinking. After that trace amounts will continue to leach out. It might be better to stick with regular glass wine glasses.

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DOLLS

  • ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   yet listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.
  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.
  • ealtbay.com  has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.
  • tulsafleamarket.net Tulsa’s original and finest flea market.
  • qflea.com
  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free! 

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DRINKS- Bottled Water (cases of small bottles), Canned or bottled beverages,Coffee and creamer, Flavor packets for water, Large drink mixes (Koolaid and lemonade), Fruit juice.

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ELECTRONICS CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray and movies AND VIDEO GAMES

You can sell electronics at a yard sale. People want to touch and feel before purchasing and the buyer often has specific model numbers. However, the odds are you’ll get better money for them online where you will have the broadest audience possible. of people  who really wants exactly what you have.

SELLING:

  • decluttr.com buys every cd dvd and video game that you don’t want anymore (free shipping and no fees!) Sell to people living in your area- selling to your neighbors saves shipping       (Kim Komando warns: The second caveat is that while the app gives you a quote on how much it will pay for each item, the company reserves the right to lower the price if, say, the CD inner sleeve is missing. The downside: Once your items have been shipped to Decluttr, you will not get them back. Decluttr pays for the shipping and keeps all merchandise that you send)
  • secondspin.com/ sell used CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray and movies. Will take your entire collection for one price shipment and will reimburse you for the shipping- buys games. You may be able to sell the items for more on EBay but there a no costs to use secondspin other than the cost to mail the items to them.
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on DVD  or video games(Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)
  • Glyde.com video games, movies, iPads, iPhones, Macbooks, tablets, broken phones, consoles,   cameras (if selling )
  • Amazon Marketplace When someone is researching specific models buyers usually wind up at Amazon, and they’ll see your listing ties your item directly to an Amazon product listing which is a huge benefit. However, you will need to list them individually and manage the listings in order to make a few measly bucks, if anything at all. Amazon takes a nice cut.
  • Ebay- you will have to spend time managing the listings  after you  list them individually you will have to manage the listings. However, you might offer a few DVDs in bundles of 10 . One guys said that earned him roughly $15 per hour for his time compared to selling locally.
  • half.com doesn’t do as well as some of the others
  • craigslist.org/ela  although some sat Craigslist can be a crapshoot with small electronics
  • yellowpages.com
  • Tulsaworld.com/classifieds lets you advertise for free if the item is under $300!!
  • video gaming craigslist.org/vga
  • electronics – ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   yet listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.
  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.
  • ealtbay.com  has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on electronics (Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)
  • VHS tape library donated to a local senior residency or Veterans Hospital. (Always ask first!)
  • Craiglist
  • Gazelle
  • gamestaq.com
  • goozex.com
  • Toys R Us, GameStop, or Best Buy and trade it in there.
  • Best Buy -The cashier advised that Best Buy had a buy back program for games that cost $5 where one could bring them back at any time with in a year and receive full credit. I guess that I could just play the game till I was bored then bring it back. She said  that’s how it works and I can receive store credit or my money back on my credit card. There is a 4.99 charge for something called ADH with an expiration date.(Since I am not a gamer, I suggest one google best buy buyback program)
  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free! 


Donating electronics and video games

  • Youth Services of Creek County
  • Wii game set with Wii fit, game show games, dance games, non-violent sport games, etc. Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma
  • Radios YouthAtHeart.org
  • metrecycle.com/
  • schools – art teachers at your local elementary, middle and high schools sometimes use the innards of broken electronics for art projects), Most thrift stores won’t take outdated media or electronics. electronics…printers etc,
  • Donate DVDs to troops
  • Salvation Army – CDs and DVDs
  • DonateGames.org accepts used games and then posts them for sale.The money raised goes to fund medical research

 

CDs, Movies – DVDs and DVD players,Boombox-style CD player, Play station 3 or 2, WII, X box 360- all with controllers and child appropriate games (used or new)

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EPHEMERA may be welcome in museum collections according to a curator at a local historical society

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EXERCISE MACHINES

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EYEGLASSES-

  • Lions Clubs International works with the Give the Gift of Sight Foundation. http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/about-lions/how-to-use-lci-website.php#a
  • Recycle: sustainabletulsa.org/green_directory?area=146
  • Drop off old specs at LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical
  • New-Eyes.org/recycle – recycles for distribution to indigent people in developing nations worldwide-Metal or plastic eyeglasses, reading glasses and sunglasses in good condition are sent to medical missions and international charitable organizations for distribution to the poor in developing nations. neweyesfortheneedy.org
  • Donating your old eyeglasses can save someone in a developing nation from unemployment. With the price of glasses exceeding three months’ average salary in some African countries, donated eyeglasses are the only feasible way to bring sight to many visually impaired.

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FABRIC

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FARM– SEE GARDEN AND LANDSCAPE

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FISHING RODS
Bamboo rods and reels are non-mainstream antiques that some collectors will shell out major bucks for, according to former host of PBS’ Collect This! Aaron LaPedis in an interview with financial site Mint.com. If you see these items on the cheap, either keep them for yourself or take them to eBay.

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FOOD- First of all,   when considering helping others with food PLEASE do not forget about our teachers who are hungry. Shocking, yes….but here is the article

DONATING

Bread, Breakfast Cereals (both oatmeal and cold),   Condiments, such as mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, canned goods ( such as soups- vegetable beef, cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, tomato, chicken noodle, Lipton onion soup mix) canned fruits, beans,) canned meat and other non-perishable food items,  coffee, coffee filters and creamer, green tea,  cornstarch,  Staples – Italian salad dressings, spaghetti sauce, flour, honey, jelly, nonstick spray, olive oil, olives, peanut butter, pickles, rice, Sugar (powdered, brown and granular), Frozen Casseroles – used for meals to serve to guests,   Jello (Individual serving size), Meat 3-4 lb Roast (great for cooking in the crockpot), packaged seasoning, Single Serve Nonperishable Snack Items – applesauce, fruit cups, granola bars,  peanut butter crackers,  popcorn, (microwavable), hot chocolate,  squeeze pouches of baby and toddler food, etc.

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FRAMES

REPURPOSE:
If you like the shape, size, or material of a certain frame,  but not crazy about the color give it a new coat of paint. Also, go to Pinterest and type in chalkboard to see  repurposed picture frames.

SELLING:

DONATION

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FURNITURE

  • Storage fees vs consignment inherited rolltop desk and Craftsman-style bookcase kept in storage a decade ago, cost $100 a month which figures out to over $12,000 to store them!
  • local consignment shop charges a  commission. Although it took about a year for the furniture to sell, at least there is no more  $100 a month to keep it in a storage unit.        Consignment-shop owners may take only antiques or higher end furniture.
  • tulsafleamarket.net Tulsa’s original and finest flea market. (chair that needs recovering could be mended or repurposed then sold at a flea market. )
  • qflea.com
  • an open-house sale to let friends see what you have.
  • moving sale
  • open-air markets  in your area may rent you a table for a weekend,
  • neighborhood yard sales or community sales are a great way to offload furniture like old dressers, bed frames, and even large electronics you want to get a good price for. Culture may play a role in how much you make this way, and be prepared to haggle and negotiate. You’ll also have to deal with the hassle of getting the item to the sale in order to sell it, but it might be worth it to deal with a large number of buyers and set your own price  or organize a collaborative sale with your neighbors for your block, community, or building. Together you’ll be able to turn a tidy profit on some old large items. Alternatively, you can do it yourself and have an open-house moving sale, and let people come in and make offers on the things you want to get rid of. Just make sure to keep an eye on a bunch of strangers in your home,

DONATING YOUR FURNITURE.

Lamps with shades, chairs, tables, used couches, kitchen tables and chairs, end tables, lamps, Three-drawer chests,Chairs and Couches (no hide-a-beds), End tables

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GAMES  non-video

     SELLING:

  • ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   yet listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.
  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.
  • ealtbay.com  has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.
  • tulsafleamarket.net Tulsa’s original and finest flea market.
  • qflea.com
  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free! 
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on games(Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)

DONATING:

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GARDEN

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GEARS, SPRINGS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT PARTS

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GIFTS  Wrapping paper and gift bags-

DONATING

SELLING

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GIFTS that you don’t want

DONATIONS

  • New-Eyes.org/recycle Proceeds from the sale of giftware are used to support the U.S. eyeglass voucher program
  • Samaritan’s Purse, child blessing church   gifts that we have never used (and never will),
  •  Gift items for guests’ birthdays and Christmas (women and children) Dayspring Villa

Prizes, Treats and Rewards

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GLASS

(Recycle): sustainabletulsa.org/green_directory?area=146

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GLASSWARE (Elegant glassware of the depression era)

See also Crystal

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GLOVES (Warm)

  • Jack C Montgomery Veterans Hospital in Muskogee

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GOLD AND COIN SHOPS

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GOLF CLUBS

google  where to sell golf clubs in tulsa

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GREETING CARDS

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GUITARS-

SELLING

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HAIR

  • donate yours when you get it cut, for wigs kids who have lost their hair.
  • LocksOfLove.org provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
  •  WigsForKids.org

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HAIR CARE

NEW hair brushes, combs and and pocket combs, hair accessories, clips, barrettes and rubber bands, hairspray, mousse, conditioner,  gel, sprays, lotions,  African American hair care products and Hair Oil moisturizer (ethnic hair), perm gels

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HAIR DRYERS

Donations of curling irons, blow dryers, straighteners

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HANDBAGS- See also PURSES AND ACCESSORIES

  • ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   yet listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.
  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.
  • ealtbay.com  has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.
  • tulsafleamarket.net Tulsa’s original and finest flea market.
  • qflea.com
  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free!

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HANDMADE CRAFTS See CRAFTS

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HEALTH AND BEAUTY

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HEARING AIDS

HEAVY EQUIPMENT

HEIRLOOM-

If you have something you want to give as a legacy, give it now. Don’t wait for the next holiday, birthday, or other milestone to bestow items you want to keep among friends and family. Pass it on to someone else and enjoy the feeling of giving right now. This is wise if you are downsizing or just wanting to get rid of things that are cluttering your home

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HISTORICAL ITEMS

   DONATIONS

  •  Inquire if you can donate to places like J.M. Davis in Claremore or Woolaroc or yur local historical society. If military see the heading under Military.

   SELLING

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HOBBIES (See also crafts)

  • ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   yet listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.

  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.

  • ealtbay.com  has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.

  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free!

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HOME DECOR AND HOME FURNISHINGS

 There are three places on Craig’s list that might be a fit to put your ad:

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HOUSE

auction- -There are plenty of sites that can help you find an auction near you. Check also yellowpages.com

  • house -rental    homeaway   Airbnb
  • better than reverse mortgage. Sell your house as is and pay rent back from landlord who might give you a free month or two. The landlord fixes it up and pay taxes. Compare that to reverse Mortgage
  • sell your house on Facebook by posting photos and small ads
  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free!
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on real estate (Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)

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HOUSEHOLD ITEMS  such as blenders, microwave ovens, kitchen gear, and even       humidifiers, space heaters)

  • Amazon Marketplace sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/homepage.html   offers you the broadest audience possible to reach those  who are looking for exactly what you have. You can tie your item directly to an Amazon product listing which is beneficial   because when someone is researching specific models of appliance, they’ll usually wind up at Amazon, and they’ll see your listing. However,  Amazon takes a huge cut for this because they know they’re popular.

SEE ALSO- KITCHEN

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JEWELRY – possibly some serious cash when you sell it to a reputable source (such as a  local jeweler vs strangers on craigslist). Precious metals are near an all time high, so clear out your jewelry box and get rid of pieces you don’t wear anymore, broken jewelry, earrings that no longer have a match because the other one is lost, etc.

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 JOURNALS (new)

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KITCHEN ITEMS, such as:

Aluminum foil, Black rubber dishwashing aprons , Pots, pans & skillets,cooking utensils, Cooking Supplies, Crock pots, cake/muffin pans, cooking pots, Cookware, Countertop ice dispenser,Styrofoam cups (8 and 16 oz.), Dish racks coffee mugs (new), Griddle scrapers (two 13″) , Measuring cups & spoons, Microwaves, Bowls Mixing, Saran wrap, plastic wrap   Paper and Plastic Goods: Plastic forks, Plastic cups spoons and knives, Silverware Eating utensils Silverware, plastic drinking cups, plastic plates, Paper plates (specific sizes) Styrofoam bowls and saucers, cup dispensers (2), divided dinner plates, Dishes (new or used) , drinking glasses, dinner napkins Plastic and Paper Ware –  plates, bowls, plastic utensils,  Cookbooks,     dishwashing soap, trash bags, Baggies etc.

KNICK KNACKS – and figurines

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LIFE INSURANCE POLICY

  • can be sold before you die. Of course you won’t get a whole lot and the buyer will be hoping you die soon

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LUGGAGE

SELLING YOUR LUGGAGE

DONATING LUGGAGE

You only need one or two suitcases and one bag. Spend some dough on these few things so you get quality stuff that will last you a while and look good and get rid of all those other bags and duffels you have crammed into each other under your bed.    Nice bags that you just never use anymore can be sold to thrift stores like buffaloexchange.com   (Dallas, Albuqerque , Boulder and Denver are the closest to Oklahoma, at this time.)

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MAGAZINES  

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MATERNITY CLOTHES

Dayspring Villa

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MEDICINES- Current Oklahoma law allows the transfer of drugs from nursing homes to the Tulsa County Pharmacy.

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MOTORCYCLES

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MILITARY ITEMS-

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MOVIES – (See also electronics)

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
   SELLING

·         DONATING

  • Schools may welcome musical instruments (call music dept)
  • CHAMPS (Central High School Association of Music Parents) 3101 W.       Edison St., Tulsa, 74127

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NECKTIES- for a Bible school in Kenya  where they are presented to students for their graduation.  (Click link and look on the second page, third column toward the bottom under ‘Reach Out’.

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NEWSPAPERS

(Recycle) sustainabletulsa.org/green_directory?area=146

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OFFICE PAPER

(Recycle) sustainabletulsa.org/green_directory?area=146

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OIL (Recycle)

sustainabletulsa.org/green_directory?area=146

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PENS FOR OLDER CHILDREN (new)

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PERFUME

  • ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   yet listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.

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PERFUME BOTTLE COLLECTION  (empty and vintage) – are actually collector’s items.

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PLASTICS BOTTLES #1 and #2

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POTTERY

 

  • ebay
  • Amazon
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on pottery(Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)
  • ioffer.com/c/Art-Pottery-1017691 (Once there search for the type of pottery) Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   yet listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.
  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.
  • ealtbay.com  has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.
  • tulsafleamarket.net Tulsa’s original and finest flea market.
  • qflea.com
  • Auction- There are plenty of sites that can help you find an auction near you. Check also yellowpages.com and online auctions, including  www.auctionzip.com  which can help you find an auction by location or category.
  • brownauction.net   They have auctions selling gorgeous pottery.
  • Google collectors clubs for the company Some factories, such as the Frankoma factory are closed. This makes the rare Frankoma more.  valuable. People are quietly buying up the rarer pieces and putting it away for the next resurgence. (Hint: When a company such as the ones that made  Beanie Babies, Precious Moments, Llardo, Danbury, Hummels were telling us that the items were going to be collectible….Notice how those items aren’t worth much anymore?)
  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free!

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PROM AND BRIDESMAID DRESSES

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PURSES

  • ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform.   yet listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.

See also accessories (fashion)

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QUILTS

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RAZORS

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RENOVATION ITEMS SEE BUILDING SUPPLIES

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RVs

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 SCRAP METAL

 New-Eyes.org/recycle Proceeds from the sale of scrap metal is used to support the U.S. eyeglass voucher program

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SEWING PATTERNS

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SHEET MUSIC

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SHOES-new or clean and gently used

  • tennis shoes (new) (sizes toddler to adult) TAPC Foster Family Resource Center  (Open Tues and Thurs 9-5; 918 742-4947)  also collects for the Laura Dester Children’s Shelter at 7318 East Pine Street (Learn more about foster children: circleofcare.org
  • DAY CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS Green Country Podiatry Center shoe drive every November and December  where the Drs volunteer. Drop off shoes at the collection box, in the waiting room at 3627 S Harvard Ave. 918-747-4855
  • Soles4Souls soles4souls.org/donate/your_shoes.html (Current drive is Sept 2014)
  • ioffer.com   Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platform, yet listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.

  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.

  • ealtbay.com has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.

  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free!
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on shoes (Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)

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SILVERWARE

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SPORT EQUIPMENT, Sports Equipment, Sporting goods

    SELLING

    DONATING You no longer want that outgrown baseball mitt or old tennis racket, but there are countless kids who do. Now, through : sportsgift.org, your old sports equipment can find it’s way to needy kids in the United States and abroad. If you haven’t gone camping in the last two years, get rid of the old tent in your garage. If you haven’t skied since 2002, sell your skis. It is amazing the sporting equipment people keep around, yet never use. Why not rent since  the models you will rent are likely newer and better than the old stuff you’ve kept around simply because you think you might go camping or skiing next year, or the year after, or maybe the year after that. Sell these things and put the money into a jar for the day you actually go to the slopes.

  • Miniature golf set, flag football set, ping pong table with accessories, air hockey tableBalls–football, Nerf balls, basketballs, air pumps, pool balls, volley ball set WANTED: YouthAtHeart.org
  • Knee and elbow pads WANTED:  TAPC Foster Family Resource Center  (Open Tues and Thurs 9-5; 918 742-4947)  also collects for the Laura Dester Children’s Shelter at 7318 East Pine Street (Learn more about foster children: circleofcare.org
  • gymnastics equipment and mats New or used WANTED: Aim High

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SUNGLASSES

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TENTS

Youth Services  for  homeless youth who are struggling to survive on the streets.

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TOILET PAPER

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TOOLS

  SELLING

DONATING

  • Auto repair shops and community maintenance departments may take tools and yard tools.
  • Schools may welcome tools.

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TOWELS (BATH AND HAND) ALSO WHITE WASH CLOTHS
  DONATING

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TOYS 
Do your research-especially with toys-before just throwing them up online somewhere, or else you may be selling a rare collectible for five bucks in a lot of “old toys” on Craigslist. Many vintage wood toys are solid enough to be passed from generation to generation. Clean them or plastic toys with a mixture of bleach or vinegar and hot water.

SELLING

As long as the items you have to sell are in good condition and not collectibles, here are some places to get decent cash for them:

  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free! 
  • Garage sales–  Wooden blocks and toy cars are always cheap at garage sales and       community yard sales so you might want to sell elsewhere.
  • eBay has a wide audience of people looking specifically for individual toys and games at decent prices. If you do your research, it’s also a great place to offload items that have become collectibles that you want to get rid of. Again, mind the fees from eBay and Paypal when you do this, and set your prices accordingly so you get the most bang for your buck
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on toys (Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)
  • Action figures puzzles, small toys Amazon.com Marketplace is a great esource for selling toys and games, you might be surprised to know. Since they’re items with clear names and descriptions, you can sell them easily as long as they’re in decent condition and able to be boxed up and sent out. Action figures out of their packaging or a full playset that’s been put together already might be a tougher sell, but if you have some games still in their boxes, puzzles, or small toys easily packaged, it’s a great way to go. Again, just mind the selling fees.
  • Family-to-Family sale in your community where parents can get together to swap and sell items they no longer need for their children for items they do need.
  • tulsafleamarket.net  Tulsa’s original and finest flea market.
  • qflea.com
  •  consignment shops that may be picky about clothing may be less so about toys and games. yellowpages.com/tulsa-ok/consignment-shops

DONATING

  • poor kid somewhere deserves these toys. Check with your local family homeless shelter or in a rural area where they don’t get all of the help that Metro Tulsa does.)

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VINTAGE

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WATCHES-

  • New-Eyes.org/recycle
  • Since people are no longer wearing them but using their smartphones watches can be put away to increase in value.
  • tulsafleamarket.net Tulsa’s original and finest flea market.
  • qflea.com
  • ioffer.com Much like eBay,  auction or fixed price plus a swaps and trades platformm yet  listings are free; you only pay a fee when items are sold.
  • ebid.net fees noticeably less than eBay, payments via PayPal and PPPay.com; auctions, fixed price transactions, and storefronts, tool for bulk uploading.
  • ealtbay.com has free listings, very low final value fees, lets you sell anything that is legal, and you can take payment in any form, including PayPal.
  • Collectibles to put away that will increase in value watches
  • free classifieds and set up your own online store for free!
  • webstore.com Scroll down and click on watches (Popular Ebay alternative- NO FEES!)
  • webstore.com scroll down and click on collectibles where it will open to watches  (no bidding fees, no insertion fees, and no final value fees)

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WEDDING DRESS– (See Also Specialty)

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WHEEL CHAIRS– gently used can be donated to your local MDA loan equipment program where they are made available at no cost to individuals with neuromuscular disease. Please contact your local MDA office for more information. Muscular Dystrophy   mda.org/ways-to-help/product-donation

 Where can I donate items in Tulsa area?

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19 Responses to What you consider junk around your house might be on someone’s wish list.

  1. Grace says:

    Places to get rid of things that I see from above-

  2. Amazon
  3. Antique Malls
  4. Auctions
  5. Classifieds (free)
  6. Consignment shops (also referred to as a Resale or Thrift store, Second hand shop
  7. Craft Malls
  8. Craig’s List (See: http://www.rd.com/advice/saving-money/how-to-sell-on-craigslist-like-a-pro )
  9. E-bay
  10. E-Bay Alternatives such as ebid.net, ealtbay.com and webstore.com
  11. Etsy
  12. Farmers Markets
  13. Facebook (lots of selling sites out there!)
  14. Flea Market
  15. Forums
  16. Free/giveaway/donate
  17. Friends- via e-mail or facebook
  18. Half.com
  19. Garage sales
  20. Gun shows
  21. IOffer.com
  22. Repurpose events
  23. The possibilities are endless!