Christmas is an expensive time of year, you have to think about food, drink and, of course, presents. But in our modern age the internet can prove a real festive blessing and there are a ton of great ways to save money online so that you can afford to get your loved ones the presents they deserve.
Deal of the day sites like Groupon are a gateway to saving cash. They can help you to get discounts on all kinds of things, from pizzas to shoes to handbags. While internet comparison sites offer you quick and easy access to the best rates on insurance, flights,
electronics and even the internet itself.
Ordering clothes and food online is also often cheaper than going to the shops yourself, with most companies offering free delivery and special, exclusive online deals. The internet also offers you a great platform to sell your stuff, so that you can not only save money but earn a bit too.
However, the thought of using sites like eBay can be a bit off putting. Although the service is good, the auction process can be painstakingly slow and arduous. Only after you’ve been through several screens of product descriptions and selling options can you start the actual business of selling, which is hardly lightning fast itself, and you often have to wait over a week before you see any returns.
Even the ‘buy it now’ option can take a while to reach its conclusion, and there’s no guarantee that your things are going to sell. In fact listing products on eBay has quite a high failure rate, but, whether you’ve managed to sell or not, the website still take their cut.
A more convenient and much quicker way to sell your stuff online is musicMagpie. Rather than having to go through an auction, with musicMagpie all you do is put your items into the valuation engine and see if you like the price. It’s especially good for selling electrical items, where all you have to do is input the barcode number and wait for a valuation.
If you’re happy with the quote then just send your items through the free courier service and wait to get paid. You can opt to receive your money via a bank transfer, a cheque, in e- vouchers or even donate it straight to charity! You can sell things on the go too, using the app.
It’s a quick, efficient and convenient service which could help you to save up the money you need to cover the cost of Christmas. Of course, if you get any unwanted gifts over the festive period, then musicMagpie might be able to help you out there too! I’m sure how much you would get for Nan’s knitted Christmas jumper, but you’ll probably get in less trouble if you keep it.
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