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Kids grow up fast and the cost for their education and maintenance grows with them. So, unless you’re a millionaire, there will come a time when you’ll struggle with the money between bills, clothes, toys, school, and healthy food for your young ones.
That’s why parents must be creative when it comes to that extra income. Some choose to get a second job, but this means you’ll be completely missing your kids’ childhood. And this is completely unacceptable! In order to grow up and become accomplished adults, kids need their parents’ presence and guidance, not just food and clothes.
That’s why I recommend finding other ways to make some extra money. For instance, one great way is to sell your kids’ used toys. They usually lay around the house, stuffed in boxes or bags, and parents don’t find the power to part with them because their little ones loved them. While some do carry emotional baggage, the majority of toys should be passed on to the next child (if they can still be used).
In our day and age, kids get so many toys that they rarely get to really play with all of them. This is why re-selling them is a great idea. It will help you with some money and they’ll go to a less fortunate kid whose parents can’t afford to pay the retail price.
Preparation before selling
If you do decide to sell some of your kids’ old toys, you first need to prepare them. For this, you need to make a thorough inspection of each toy and make sure there are no loose elements – especially if they are destined to toddlers (a loose button can be a tragedy!). Be very careful when it comes to RC toys – some do have small parts that can get easily damaged and the batteries run out with time.
Once you find the ones that can be sold, you will have to clean them using the recommended methods. After this, do another inspection and repair the parts that are a bit loose or send them to be re-conditioned.
Once you have the toys and the best trucks you want to sell, it’s time to identify the proper channels. A yard sale is a good idea, but if you don’t have the time to organize it, I recommend going online. There are some great sites that can help you out, but many are toy-specific.
Online resources for selling RC Toys
If, for instance, you have a lot of RC toys to sell, the best way to post an attractive pitch is to know a bit about each one of them. In this situation, a site like RC rank will be of great help with reviews and technical details.
One great online channel is Facebook – find groups that support and offer information to young parents, or specific local selling groups and post pictures and prices with the RC toys you want to sell. You can also post them on your page and see if your friends are interested.
If you don’t want to use social media, Craigslist is a fantastic online channel, and it’s easy to use! Post your listing and wait for the interested parties to contact you.
Finally, if you’re looking for a broader audience, eBay and Amazon are some of the best platforms in the world. You’ll have to pay a fee to allow them to sell using their database, but it is worth it!