When you look at your overcrowded garage filled with boxes upon boxes of stuff, dated back to who-knows-when, you may not think that you’re looking at a treasure trove of potential profit. So if you’d like to learn about a few unusual things you can sell, read on. You might just start to think twice about throwing away your old stuff.
- One weird thing you can sell are empty beer cans. Yes, empty ones. Certain brands and years will be very valuable, or even cans from other countries, to a collector. On Delcampe, a website for buying and selling antiques and collectibles, most go for around $6.00 a piece.
- Old photographs. Many people will buy photos of random people just for the sake of having an old photo. Even if it’s not their own family, it may evoke memories of a past time, or be used for a number of creative projects. On Delcampe, a banquet photo of a group in 1920s Bulgaria is going for $7.00. That can be a pretty penny if you have a whole album of oldies.
- Old Lego. Maybe you have some kicking around from when your kids were young, or maybe they were your own toys. An unopened 10-piece Lego set can go for 25 bucks-a lot more than you’d get for it if you didn’t know its value.
- Ever wonder what really sells on Ebay? Well, many people still use older media to make home movies and there are places where technology hasn’t caught up yet so obsolete, blank media is in high demand. If you check it out, you’ll find people selling blank cassette tapes for over $150!
- If you read our article about the difference between a garage sale and an estate sale, you’ll remember that we mentioned old stuffies as something that may be more valuable than you think. Well, this stuffed lion on Ebay is going for a whopping $275. Not bad for a childhood comfort toy!
Among other interesting items, you may be able to make some dough on things like pictures of burnt food, old business cards, candy wrappers, coloring pages, correspondence handwritten letters, glass with bubbles in it, doorknobs, glass eyes, and decoy ducks. One of the most expensive collectible decoy ducks went for over $300,000! When I was a kid, a kind old man gave me a decoy duck and warned me to never give it away (which I unfortunately did, 5 years later). I had no idea why he was so adamant I keep it, but after doing research for this post, it’s all making sense now and I’m wishing 16-year-old me hadn’t given that duck away!
And it’s a lesson to you dear reader, do not throw out your “ducks”-rather, find someone who can tell you what they’re really worth. Someone like our staff at Beloved Memories. We can’t promise you a $300,000 duck, but our passionate team is dedicated to helping you find the best place to rehome your possessions while getting you the prices you deserve.