Need 200 dollars but don’t want to take out a loan? We understand, sometimes a loan is a good idea and sometimes it is better to do without. So, if you want to get a loan for $200 we can help and if you want to just sell some property, we can help you with that as well. Here are some things to consider parting with to get the cash you need.
Sell Old Personal Electronics
Personal electronics like old iPads, iPhones and Galaxy devices are always the rage. These upper end electronics tend to hold their value well, especially the Apple products. Just one of these products could get you 200 dollars or even more. You just need to choose the right place to sell them. Consider the following venues.
If you have a little time until you need your $200, you will get top dollar on eBay. There is nothing like a worldwide market to drive up the price of an item. Add the millions of people who use eBay with the competitive nature of an auction and you have a venue that favors the seller.
The only downside to eBay is that you are going to have to wait 7 to 10 days to get your money and you have to deal with shipping. Both can be a pain but will reward you with more cash in your pocket.
Okay with shipping but don’t want to wait on an auction, Gazelle is it. Tell them what you got and they will make you an offer. If you accept that offer, they will even pay you to ship it to them.
With Gazelle, you may not get as much money as you would with an auction, but you do not have to risk dealing with a bad buyer. eBay often favors the buyer in a dispute.
One last way to get 200 dollars for your phone might be an ecoATM. If you are lucky enough to have one of these nearby, you can get the cash you desperately need the same day. Simply take it to a kiosk, plug it in and get an offer. If you like it, boom, cash the very same day.
Sell Your Blood
Well, not exactly your blood, more like your plasma.
Plasma is in high demand and you can make as much as $50 per donation. You can also donate as much as twice a week. That means that you can get the 200 dollars that you need in just two weeks. Keep on going the whole month and you can get 400 dollars in your pocket.
Plasma is something that is very much needed. It is used to make a number of life saving treatments and these days, if you have had Covid, it is in demand more than every. Since you get your red blood cells back when you donate, you can keep donating up to twice a week, every week. Keep doing that every month if you like as a steady part time income.
Sell Some Household Goods
Got an old couch that you no longer use or could you maybe get rid of the beer fridge out in the garage? Selling these and other household goods can help you get the money that you need. Like everything else, you have some options when doing this.
The classic garage sale is a wonderful way to pick up 200 dollars or more. All it takes is a few hours waster on a Saturday morning. If you have enough stuff to spare, it is reasonable to expect to get 500 dollars or more over the course of a weekend.
The trick to holding a garage sale is having enough signs to lure the people in. Also, do not forget about all of the small items. A dollar here and a dollar there really add up.
When it comes to selling furniture and household goods, it really is hard to beat Craigslist. Just be prepared to be contacted by a lot of scammers. It just goes with the territory.
When you sell something, insist on only cash and try to meet in a safe public space. If at all possible, try to avoid letting anyone come to your home.
Sell This & That
If you can not find just one thing to get 200 dollars, perhaps you will just need to sell multiple items. Get a lot of different things together and go sell it all at various places. With a little hustling, you can likely get the $200 that you need. Consider selling the following.
Yes, people still read actual paper books. It is likely that you have some of these oddities in your closet. Collect them and take them to a used book store to score a few dollars.
Leave the Fruit of The loom T shirts at home, just bring the designer stuff. Resale shops are in most larger cities and will give you cash for old designer clothes in good condition.
Gold & Silver
Gold and silver is simple to sell. Take it to a local Gold and Silver store and sell it by the gram.
Have an old set of skis or some golf clubs you never use anymore. Take them to a second hand sporting goods store and walk out with at least part of the 200 dollars you need.