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Need Extra Cash For Christmas-- These Online Sites Might Help You Find Some Money!

Need money for Christmas shopping? If you are feeling blue, panicked, distraught about the gift giving season, and are stressed trying to figure out ways to get some extra money for Christmas, check out these ideas here. These are a few places online where you can trade, sell and turn your old stuff into cash, just in time for the holidays!

1. Electronics. If you have electronic gadgets you no longer need, then check out these online sites where you can maybe trade them in for a check or store gift card (even if they are broken sometimes)- (Best Buy) (Hewlett Packard)

Extra Tip: If you have bought a laptop, iPod or cellphone from Best Buy and still have your receipt, you can sell it back and get cash or a gift card on the spot.)

2. Clothes. You can open a free storefront and sell clothes at
Just upload pictures of the clothes you want to sell, write a brief description, and set your price. When something sells, you get paid via PayPal!

Extra Tip: If you have a Palto's Closet or Buffalo Exchange anywhere near you, you can take in clothes and a buyer will review them and make you an offer right then. You can walk out with cash in hand! To find out if there is a store near you, visit and

3. Books. Got books--need cash? Check out these online sites where you may be able to sell those books and get some money for Christmas shopping!

4 . Games, DVDs and CDsVisit and to find out how much you can get  for them. Plus, for older video games, go to

Enter the name of the item or the UPC number. You'll get a prepaid envelope or reimbursement for shipping costs, and receive a check or PayPal payment within a week or so after shipping.

5. Gift Cards. If you have any gift cards worth $25 or more, you can sell them for 60% to 90% of the value of the card. Visit,, or

Extra Tip: Many check-cashing stores participate with They will pay you on the spot for gift cards. Visit to see if there is a participating store near you!

And don't forget to check out some of our homemade gift ideas posted here!


Lisa said…
Nice pieces of advice. They seem more legitimate than just going on Craigslist and trying to sell something to a stranger. I also love how there are several different areas where you can sell things. Thanks for posting.

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