You’ve given up hopes that your old, dust-collecting comic book collection will make your grandchild a millionaire one day and just want to cash out and move on. The problem is you don’t know how much any of them are worth, who will be willing to take them off your hands or how much work it will take to unload them at a fair price.
If you’ve got some stuff that you think is too valuable to give away but don’t want to go through the effort of a garage sale or selling it online, consignment is a route worth considering. By giving a cut of your sales to a retailer who stocks and sells your items, you can make money off your inventory with little effort.
One of the first annoying things you figure out when you try to sell a few things on Craigslist is that there’s these people who just seem to go around asking you to halve your price. It doesn’t matter what you’re selling or what the price is, invariably someone pops up and says “How about half? I’ll pick it up tonight.” Over at Blogging Away Debt she talks about how she said no to one of these price choppers, even though her husband got angry. Then she ended up relisting at a higher price and selling it. Win!