It’s not a late-night infomercial — it’s how more of your peers are making money off the office supplies and equipment they don’t want anymore.
No longer need that conference table? Recently upgrade all the phones in your office? Don’t head to the dumpster — there’s another option that can get you at least some money for your purchase.
Yes, some companies have turned to eBay to see what they can make from these unwanted items.
But you might have better luck (and fewer headaches) by staying more local.
Consider posting those items you no longer need for sale on Craigslist.
It’s not just for unloading baby strollers or unused exercise equipment. There’s a specific business site where companies can sell everything from calculators to vending machines.
Your city has a site
And just about every major city has a specific business classifieds list, so it will be easy for buyers to come to you to pick up their purchase — no shipping required.
Yes, you’ll have to compete with the get-rich-quick promises posted on the site. But you may well find another business that wants what you no longer do.
Note: You’ll have to stay on top of your posts. If you don’t get a nibble after a week or so, you’ll probably want to repost.
But the little extra effort’s well worth it if it nabs you some dollars for items that were worthless to you!