How I have been adding to my income!
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    Default How I have been adding to my income!

    Since I have been unemployed I have been adding to my income almost weekly. Someone from another group told me about a local sales and barter group on Yahoo. So I signed up. It is great.
    You post what you have for sale, people answer and come and pick it up and hand you cash. No shipping and no Ebay or Paypal fees.

    Some of the things I have sold:
    Clothes - my son's
    Old computer
    Tupperware
    Books
    candles
    Ipod (got one cheap at Aldis and made a 15.00 profit on it)
    Shoes

    These are the things I can think of off the top of my head.

    My biggest sale was on Ebay. I had an old Kool Aid glass pitcher that you sent in Kool Aid points to Kraft. It sold for 122.50.

    This has helped me get bills current, pay for Christmas and other little odds and ends.

    I am amazed at the stuff I have around this house to sell. I am going to keep selling till we are done. Great way for me to get extra cash and declutter my house at the same time.

    I also answered an ad from a lady looking for a cheap kennel to take her dog for the weekend. I agreed to go let him out and now I get the money instead of the kennel. Not a lot of money but not a lot of work either. Plus it all helps.

    Starting now any money I make selling stuff goes right on the cc till it is paid off. I am only 149.50 away from paying that puppy off.

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    Good for you! Gotta love how much that Kool-aid pitcher went for. woohoo!




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    It's amazing what you can find to sell. Gotta love finding extra cash.

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    WTG on being so creative.

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    Way to go! It's amazing how much extra stuff you can find around the house.

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    It's amazing what others are willing to buy. You are doing a great job at finding extra cash!!
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    That's I'm selling everything! lol
    Actually, I have quite a few things but have been so daunted by the task that I was too afraid. I'll just dabble in it and see what happens.

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    Whoa! You're doing great! How do you find out about local groups like the Yahoo one?

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    Someone in the city that I chat with told me about it. But I am sure if you do a seach on yahoo for your city.

    Ours is called Milwaukee Sales and Barter.

    I belong to the sales and barter, free cycle and another called Milwaukee Cafe. That is more of a chat group.

    However I did find on the cafe group someone looking for a Kennel cheap to watch her dog. I offered to do it. Let it out 2 times a day and feed it once a day. She paid me 40.00. It was not much work and I could walk to her house from mine.

    So this weekend. I made 88.00. Selling a old computer, dog sitting and selling some shirt.

    Also I have a pick up tomorrow for another 10.00.

    I figure at this rate my house will be cleaned out and my credit card will get paid off too.

    I personally go for the Sales and barter over Ebay unless I know Ebay will bring in more money. There is no shipping or fees with the Sales and Barter. Just cash!

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    Your doing a great job. You just gave me inspiration. I have alot of stuff to get rid of and I never thought of looking on the internet to see if we had a freecyle here or something on yahoo. My dh is cleaning his side of the computer room out. I told him not to throw anything way that we can make money with. lol

    Thank you

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    You are very resourceful!!!

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    Good for you for finding a creative way to knock out all that debt. You are so close to your goal and it's going to feel really good when it is finally gone.

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