WITH Christmas coming, it’s time to make space for new toys and gifts.
So if you’re having a clear-out, see if you can make a quid or two from your old stuff.
Using certain websites can bring you a wider and more specialist audience who might pay more.
Here’s where to sell what.
SMARTPHONES AND ELECTRICALS: eBay is the place, with its most popular second-hand items smartphones (average price £238), coffee machines (£71) and robotic hoovers (£76).
Fees: Fees are 12.8 per cent of the total amount of sale plus a fixed charge of 30p per order.
SELL: Phone for £238 with £10 postage, less £32.04 fee
FURNITURE: Changing up your sofa?
Stick your old one on Gumtree.
The site’s most searched “for sale” categories over the past six months have been dining room and living room furniture, beds and bedroom furniture, and bikes.
Fees: No fees to post an ad in Gumtree’s For Sale section, but you can pay £1.50 to bump it up the listings.
SELL: Sofa for £50 for free
TRAINERS: Trendy clothing site Depop said tee shirts, trainers and sweatshirts are among its most popular categories.=
Fees: Sellers are charged ten per cent per item sold, plus a transaction fee of 2.9 per cent and 30p.
Shipping can be added to the cost or paid by the seller
SELL: Pair of Adidas trainers for £25, with fees of £3.53
DRESSES: Young women flock to Vinted for affordable fashion, so it’s great for flogging old partywear. Its top three sellers right now are sweaters, jackets and coats.
Fees: No fees for listing and selling.
SELL: River Island dress for £10 for free
KIDS CLOTHES: Kids O’Clock is a new website for second-hand kids’ clothes.
They don’t need to be designer but posh brands like Mini Rodini or Ralph Lauren are popular.
Fees: Site takes 30 per cent commission.
SELL: Jojo Maman Bebe girls’ dress for £25, minus fee of £7.50
- Prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
Deal of the day
MORRISONS, Tesco and Asda are selling one litre bottles of Baileys for £12 down from the usual £20.
READY to share?
Order in a family pack of Heroes choccy bars. Was £2.50, now £1.25 from Morrisons.
LOVE your smellies?
Debenhams – now an online brand – has launched a new beauty club giving points and offers to loyal customers.
Sign up and spend £30 before October 28 to get £20 worth of points to spend before Christmas.
It has half-price fragrances, including Roberto Cavalli’s Signature For Her Eau De Parfum 75ml for £33.50.
SMARTEN up with Freemans’ £69 dupe of Saint Laurent’s wool and cashmere-blend £2,195 blazer.
Savers’ little helper
Don’t miss out on VeryMe Rewards on the My Vodafone app, where there are loads of deals and discounts, including two weekly cinema tickets at Vue for £7 as well as discounts for Go Ape, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and local zoos.
Redeem all offers through the app – which takes you to the relevant website with the discount already applied.
Shop & save
COSY up with Homebase’s buy one get one free cushion offer, saving you a tenner.
Hot right now
REVAMP your rooms with a lick of paint. Wickes’ standard emulsion is £9, down from £12, while it has Dulux colours for £13, down from £17.
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