Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sell your stuff to Amazon

The shopping giant, Amazon.com, has a new (or at least new to me) program that allows you to sell your used electronics, books, and DVDs to them.  Not to be confused with eBay, but actually selling your unwanted items to Amazon directly.  The process works like this:

1. Search their database for what you are trying to offload
2. Prepare a shipping label (free shipping!)
3. Send them your items
4. Get paid in Amazon credits (which you could convert to cash this way)

While you won't get rich off the program, it's a fast way to get compensation for your used items.  While you could donate them to Good Will, or another charity, the tax write off won't occur until next April, which means you could be putting that money to better use, in the form of shopping credits, today.