Inspired by Get Rich Slowly: If you’re going away to college, no doubt you are looking for odds and ends like toasters and microwaves. Things that may not be insanely expensive, but can add up. So what are the best ways to stock your dorm room?
Not exactly free, but darn close. After you search for an item, modify your search to only search items that are listed in your area (in my case 08021).
Keep your eye on old junk people put up that isn’t worth shipping. Bid the minimum bid, and opt for a local pickup. If you win, you’ll pay only gas money to go pick it up. Given the general eBay knowledge of the public, most people wont research their item before listing.
As mentioned before, I work at an eBay drop off store and if something doesnâ€™t sell and the customer wonâ€™t take it back, we donate the item. Put sometimes, even the group we donate to wonâ€™t take the items. Today I threw out a perfectly good 15″ computer monitor because no one in the store wanted it, and neither did the charity. Stop by pawnshops and other stores that deal with peoples junk and see if you can scavenge through their trash.
[tags]craigslist, ebay, freecycle[/tags]