You Got no money for a valentines gift but your shelves are bending under the weight of dusty books and old gadgets?
You don’t want your mistress to remind you the next ten years of that terrible Valentines Day where she didn’t get any flowers, or maybe you simply want to try that new Spar at Orchard Road or get a lifetime Durian supply? Then I got something for you…
Continue reading if you want to learn where in Singapore you can easily sell your old things and make some extra cash for whatever needs you have!
When you move to Singapore many people, including me, bring over too much stuff.
I felt like having to move my whole life and now I am stuck here with… all the things I gathered throughout my whole life.
You don’t really need your shoe boxes of old love letters or camping heaters, there wont be any use for your winter clothes neither, and your book collection? I know its hard, but better leave it at home…
Selling Things In Singapore
If you however couldn’t resist and now its time to move on and your moving company just quoted you some astronomic prices because your three TVs and 500 Magazines wont fit into your suitcases… then you should consider selling your old things.
I was skeptical first, to offer my things here online (which is the best and easiest solution) for sale in Singapore.
But never underestimate the buying power of a (huge) expatriat community. There is actually not much that you wont be able to buy or sell here, and being on an island, at least here, offers you some advantages I will list now.
- The furthest you would have to travel for a door to door delivery or pickup is maybe 45 minutes.
- Since we live on an island, you most probably will be able to safe the posting fees completely since you either meet up or let your buyer pickup the sold items.
- This of course gives you the freedom to make some “adjustments” on the original price :)
- Furthermore, you might have some unnoticed valuables here. Things you brought from overseas, and that you wont get here.
Ever found a collection of nice “Weissbier” glasses or German Comedy DVDs in Singapores shops? No? Exactly!
Where To Sell
- Singapore eBay (www.ebay.com.sg)
Yes, there is a local version of the most used auction platform of the web available here.
Although, most products can be put into or between the categories of PSP accessors and Restaurant vouchers, it is a convenient and easy way to sell your old things.
Especially for things you would usually throw away, this is the place to get the one or other extra dollar.
- Singapore Craigslist (singapore.craigslist.com.sg)
The biggest classified community on the web. Has its local Singapore version as well.
Its perfect to create a quick, free offer that will be read by thousands of people.
Very popular especially for servicing offers, like teaching, etc.
- Singapore Classified Forums
There are many online forums which offer a free classified section in Singapore. The most popular are the following:
SingaporeExpats Classified – (classifieds.singaporeexpats.com)
SG Club Classified – (www.sgclub.com/classifieds)
RedAd Singapore Classified – (sg.redad.com)
Expat Singapore Classified – (www.expatsingapore.com)
GameAxis Classified – (forums.gamesaxis.com)
Hardwarezone Classified – (forums.hardwarezone.com.sg)
You Still Got Something Left?
Then you can also try one of the many black boards at the supermarkets (eg. Fairprice or ColdStorage) and sometimes bus stations (eg. Bedok).
There are usually little papers available to write down your offer directly, or you bring a pre made one to pin it at the black board.
If you have any other good suggestions of how to sell your old things in Singapore, please let us know and post your comment in the comment section below!! Thanks!
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