VAT going up, spending cuts, job cuts, pension age rise, double dip recession looming …all pretty gloomy news I’m afraid!
So how about a few little freebies to raise a smile and a couple of quid 🙂
This weeks edition of Midweek Money Savers contains a few tips on how to raise some free money for yourself, for school funds or for a charity. I’ve done some of them myself and would welcome to hear a few of your own too.
Cash For Old CDs, DVDs and Games
Have you got old CDs, DVDs and video games just sat there gathering dust? Did you know that someone will buy them off you? Music Magpie will offer you cash for them and they’ll even pay for the postage. It’s a free service and once they’ve received and checked your old trade-ins they send you a cheque. Find out more.
Ebay Your Old Stuff
You’ve all probably heard of ebay and many of you will have used it. But think again about stuff that you don’t want but people might want to buy. I once sold a totally useless, broken camera for £37. My old laptop wouldn’t power up, so I sold it and got £40 (I removed the hard disk for security purposes). The other week we got some free newspaper tokens in the post …I sold them! Broken washing machines are popular for spares I’ve been told.
For bulky items just offer local pickup only so you don’t have to post anything. And if you’re unsure about postage costs, weigh your item and check rates at the Royal Mail site.
It’s always worth searching in ebay to see what other people are selling …you’d be surprised. Visit ebay here.
Recycle Old Mobile Phones
This is something I’ve got to do myself as we’ve got a couple of old mobiles lying about. Depending upon the make and model you can get over £150-£200 for old mobiles. Even if you only get a few pound for an old phone, it gets them recycled and you’ll get rid of them. You can also recycle old ipods, mp3 players and digital cameras.
So that’s three suggestions for raising funds from unwanted items around the home. If I come across any more ideas I’ll let you know!