Liquidating Your Collectibles
Liquidating Your Collectibles
Would you believe that items you have been collecting over the years, that you haven't given second thought to could be worth so much money. You might have it sitting in your attic or storage room collecting dust. Something as cute as beanie babies can help you pay your rent or put food on the table for a few months for you and your family if you are struggling because of economic woes.
Of course, it is a good idea to hold onto these items as long as you can because it will be worth more in the future and it can benefit your children or grandchildren. However, desperate times call for desperate measures.
Perhaps, you've held onto coca cola bottles and cans throughout the years and they are cluttering up your garage where you can't use it for your car, the one that the dealership has been threatening to take away from you because you can't make payments. Instead of throwing away that collection because you think it's worthless, do some research instead and find out how much those Coca Cola bottles, cans and signs or toy trucks could be selling for. You'd be surprise to learn that they could go anywhere from $50 to $100 each. Budweiser beer steins sell pretty well on Ebay too just like the Coca Cola memorbelia and collectibles. Your shot glass collection is another item you could consider exchanging for cash. Antique shot glasses or the ones that you've collected while you travelled the world over the years could be worth a lot of money.
Your wife was an avid collector of Barbie Dolls, she keeps them in mint condition stored away for protection. She has no use for the doll collection anymore, so why should she hold onto something that could financially benefit her family in their time of need. If any woman out there has a collection of handbags, wallets or coin purses, made by Gucci, Coach or Prada. You really do have a treasure with these handbags, they are in popular demand and you can put them up for aution on Ebay or any other auction sites.
Postage stamps collections or also a gold mine, those stamps your grandparents saved from the 1930's along with your U.S flag stamps could be worth well over $500. And also to keep in mind that rare coins and pennies could be of some value.
If someone can sell a piece of tree bark somewhere like Ebay, claiming that the face of the Easter Bunny has appeared on it and sell it for hundred's of dollars, I think that you can find worth in something that you believed to be worthless that's laying around in your home. Don't forget about autographed Sports card's, autograph's from celebrities of any kind is definitely worth something.
Bradford Exchange collectibles can be anything from plate's and figurine's to jewelry and it can earn you some money well worth your time if you want to get rid of these nice collectibles. Precious Moment's figurines also does well on Ebay.
Over the years, there are many things I wished I would have held onto so that it could be worth something today and my Disney figurines stuffed animals and books my parents bought for me back in 1970, not knowing how valuable these things could have been in the future, my sisters and I trashed our toys.
A good lesson from my experience is for parents to teach their children the value of everything that they get and to store collector's items in places your children can't get to and open them up, because it depreciates if opened, especially if it is worn or tattered. Remember to do plenty of research on the internet or Ebay to see what your collectibles could possibly be worth and if you feel you can part with it, do it without regret.
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