By reusing (selling old items online) you not only contribute to the green movement by reusing, but can make a few bucks in the bargain.
By giving old items away you can never be sure that they will get into the hands of someone that can use it.
But when you sell an item, you can be fairly certain that the person buying needs it and will use it.
The following are a few tips for selling online.
Before you list your items online, make sure you have an idea of what it is worth.
The best way to do this is to check eBays completed auction search box.
That will tell you the prices of things that sold recently as well as what items haven't sold.
Research and make sure you are dealing with a reputable site.
eBay is probably the most well known but they are also the most expensive in terms of fees.
Visit forums and discussion groups online that deal with online auctions and you should be able to weed out the bad ones by the comments others are leaving.
Make sure that if you sell an item you will get paid for that item.
Most auction sites require the buyer to pay up front.
But some sites, especially ones that deal with large, expensive items like antiques or cars, may require the buyers and sellers to use an escrow.
That is where the money is put in an account until both parties agree that the sale is complete.
Then the funds are released to the seller.
After trying this method for getting rid of old, unwanted items, you may be interested in doing this part time or even make it a full time job.
There are many sources of information online that can lead you step by step on how to do this.