As part of my challenge to get rid of 25 things every day in October, I’ve already sorted through my wardrobe, one kitchen drawer, the side of the fridge and the noticeboard and today is the turn of the books.
I’m having a go at selling them using Ziffit which is an company that I’ve used in the past when we were clearing out our huge DVD and CD collection. I’ll be honest, we were never going to get megabucks for our old CDs and DVDs as their resale value is pretty low but we did think we’d get more in our local branch of Cash Converters so after we checked the prices on the app we thought we’d try our luck there instead. This meant that we lugged a couple of big heavy bags into town only to find that the price was slightly lower than we would have got selling them on Ziffit.
This time I’m going to just go straight to Ziffit though as it’s seems much easier than the way we did it last time!
Basically, you enter the barcodes into the website (or take a photo of them in the app) and you get a price there and then if it’s something they can buy. You then package the items up securely and either use their free courier or drop of services to get the goods to them. Once they have the goods, they can pay you by Paypal, cash or even a cheque (does anyone still use cheques?)
I’ve scanned my recipe book shelf (which is already vastly reduced from my last clearout, and although some of the books weren’t able to be accepted by Ziffit – the five that were will net me £10.67. That’s just from books that I was going to drop off at the charity shop so that’s a great little profit in my eyes, especially as I just used the app on my phone so it took about two minutes to scan them all.
I’m going to box them up and drop them off at my local collection point which is actually quite close to our nearest charity shop drop off centre so the rest of the books will be donated and that’s another 13 items gone from the house and a shelf freed up in the kitchen!
It really is simple and although you’re not going to make a fortune, the small amounts do add up quite quickly – don’t take my word for it though have a look at the bottom of the page here to see the customer reviews.
And as a special treat for you, I’ve spoken to the lovely guys and Ziffit and asked if I can give you some sort of bonus for having a go with them and they’ve said that if you use the code FRUGALFAMILY15 at the checkout then you’ll get an extra 15% on top of your trade in amount.
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Thanks to the lovely guys at Ziffit for sharing a code for us all to get some extra money!