If you are dreaming about making a bunch of money, look in the attic or in storage where unwanted things are usually stored. Things collecting dust can be sold for pretty decent money at internet auctions. Maybe you are already a millionaire — you just don’t know it yet.
Magicorama collected a list of old and not very old things that collectors are ready to pay for right now.
People all over the world are ready to pay money for ordinary things. For example, a seller on eBay estimated that an empty box from an American Girl doll would sell for $45. The question is — who needs it? It’s likely that this thing will be bought by some collector who will resell it with a doll inside or simply put it on a shelf and feel happy for a successful purchase. You can even sell boxes from electronics and home appliances in the same way. Empty iPhone boxes are sold for about $10 on internet auctions depending on the model.
Vintage printed materials can cost a fortune. Movie fans are ready to pay enormous money for old posters, program booklets, and tickets. While the original posters from the time of the Second World War are estimated to be worth several hundred dollars by collectors. Of course, this doesn’t apply to things that were mass produced.
It’s possible to earn money by selling discontinued products on the internet. But don’t mix this up with expired products. Buyers are ready to pay any amount of money for hair dye, toys, and cosmetics. If you have something rare (not necessarily old), sell it. Also, people like to buy food with unique flavors. Here are some limited edition chips that sell for $12.
Don’t hurry to discard toilet paper rolls and the capsules from chocolate eggs — there are people in our world who are ready to pay you for these items. A pack of 100 paper rolls costs $15 at an eBay auction, while 50 capsules from Kinder Surprise eggs can be sold for $4 on a big Russian buy-and-sell site. If you wonder who needs them, the answer is simple — fans of handcrafts.
Fans of antiquity love cosmetics and perfumes from the past. Thus, perfumes from the 70s sometimes cost 10 times more than their new counterparts. The fans of European classics, for example, will often buy a vintage Chanel. However, if you were lucky to inherit some empty perfume bottles, don’t be upset — sometimes old bottles cost more than the masterpieces of modern perfumers.
No kidding here. Buyers at internet auctions search for goods marked “junk drawer” willing to buy them. Something that one person might consider trash, can turn out to be a treasure for someone else. Boxes with trash sometimes contain precious things like old tools, key chains, and coins. For example, this box with plastic jewelry recently sold for $22.