junk around the house you can sell on ebay

With the number of online marketplaces out there today, none comes close to the “auction” or “anything goes” style that eBay brings.  Sure eBay has gone great lengths to cater to businesses so that companies like NewEgg, BestBuy, Walmart and others can sell on Ebay just like how they would on their own websites.  But the heart of eBay remains the same which is catering to normal guys and gals looking to sell used junk (treasure for others). So let’s get started, continue reading to discover the Junk Around The House You Can Sell on eBay!

Empty Boxes


Yes empty boxes sells on eBay.  Boxes for jewelry, toys, dolls, game systems, tablets, phones, can all go for anywhere between $10-50 dollars.  Why would anyone buy empty boxes?  There are a number of reasons but the two most common reasons are for people looking return their item back to the store or for those who needs a display box.  Bet you never thought about selling your empty boxes huh?

Power Cords


If you’re like me or the millions of other people with gadgets, you probably have a drawer or box full of misc random power cords.  Old or unused power cords for iPods, iPads, micro and nano usb, video game systems, computers, proprietary camera cords, etc. will often sell for big bucks.  The hard part is knowing which cord is for what but if you have the time to track them down, it can be well worth it.

Instruction Manuals

instruction manuals

Almost every instruction manual today can be found online but many of the older manuals are hard to find.   Many people looking for older manuals, especially ones that relate to gadgets.  Just like your empty boxes, if you happen to have a lot of camera, legos, printer, sound systems manuals laying around…list them rather than throw them out.

Old Driver CDs


Remember the old AOL days where they handed CDs to anyone that would take them?  Well some of the computers, printers, or copiers from that era are still being used today and it is literally impossible to find drivers for them online.  That’s where physical CDs come in.

Old Computer Software

computer software

Just like physical driver CDs, old computer software can also fetch a lot of money on eBay.  Many people have drawings, spreadsheets or documents created by software that cannot be opened with modern day software.  The original software makers could have gone bankrupt a long time ago or simply upgraded their software 100 times by now and simply isn’t backwards compatible.  Whatever the case, various old computer software is worth something.  The ones on floppies especially more so than CDs.



Random remotes that you no longer use can fetch a good amount on eBay.  The reason being a lot of people still get confused by universal remotes and would rather have the original remote to whatever TV, DVD, or audio device they may have.   So if you have random remotes laying around that you know aren’t being used anymore, throw them on eBay.

Broken Electronics


Any electronics worth a lot new or used means they are worth something when broken.  This is because there are people out there that are looking to flip them or simply want a bargain.  Broken tablets, smartphones, laptops, video game systems, blenders, and other items can be sold on eBay for quite a bit of money.  Just make sure you put in your listing that you’re selling your item for parts only.  In fact, my post How To Make Money Flipping Phones covers exactly how to make money by fixing cracked screen phones.

In Conclusion

Did you ever image the junk around the house can be sold on eBay? This whole article concentrated on things you probably would find within your house today which doesn’t necessarily count as flipping.  But if you develop an eye on what sells and what doesn’t, it doesn’t mean you can’t try to source these things from garage / yard sales or thrift stores.   Be sure to take a look at my other blog articles about online marketplaces. Good Luck!

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