Sell Stuff Easier with Sold.
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: Selling stuff can be a real pain in the butt. The relief of unloading is often more than offset by the grief of haggling, scamming and parting with your stuff at bargain basement prices. More often than not, giving stuff away is the most economic, least heartbreaking solution. But we know you might have some stuff that’s too nice and too new to give away. For that stuff, there is a new service and app called Sold. (the period is part of the name FYI).
With Sold.’s iOS app, you take a picture of the stuff you want to sell, answer a few questions and wait for Sold. to verigy that the pictures align with the questions you answered; they then give you a price they agree to pay you. They do the heavy lifting of selling. They find a place to sell the item (mostly eBay it would seem), determine a price, handle billing and even send you shipping materials.
They take a small fee and we would assume that if they fetch more than their quoted price, they take that money as well. Sure, you might be able to keep more money by selling yourself, or, just as likely, you’re apt to get less because you don’t know how to sell your items. In that light, a reasonable fee is probably well worth it.
Here’s the rub for all of you folks looking to unload aunt Six Flags shot glass collection: Sold. doesn’t want your junk. They’re looking for “things of value” like newer smartphones, computers, designer sunglasses, handbags and such. As many of us have those items, Sold. can be quite useful.