How to sell your unwanted stuff online

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Many of us can relate to receiving a gift we don’t want or need.

You likely don’t have the heart to say anything – after all, it’s the thought that counts – and as such, these unwanted presents usually end up in one of three areas: collecting dust in a closet, re-gifted to someone else, or returned to the store if there’s a gift receipt.

With the rise of online classifieds sites (like Craigslist, letgo or Kijiji) and online marketplaces (like eBay), there’s another — and increasingly popular – option: selling your unwanted stuff online.

Online classifieds and marketplaces report a huge surge in traffic every January, led by those who want to monetize unwanted gifts. Perhaps it’s no surprise. Nearly half of Americans received a holiday gift they did not really want or will not use, according to an eBay survey published early in 2017.

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