If you’re looking to make a bit of extra cash this month, selling some valuables is a good option. Especially if you have items that you don’t actively use, or old collections that are simply gathering dust!
But how — and where — should you sell your valuables? It’s an important question to consider, and where you sell will significantly influence how much money you can earn from your items.
Selling to a pawn shop is usually a bad idea, as they offer pennies on the dollar for what your items are worth. And finding a buyer directly can take time. This guide will lay out all your options for where to sell valuables in Seattle and the surrounding area (Bellevue, Lynnwood, Renton, Tacoma and beyond!)
If you’re selling any of the following items, Bellevue Rare Coins is the best place to sell! We currently buy the following items:
Bellevue Rare Coins pays top dollar for the valuables we buy. We’ve been a trusted buyer in the Seattle area since 1979, and have served hundreds of thousands of our community members.
Selling to Bellevue Rare Coins is simple and stress-free. Simply stop by one of our locations, or make an appointment online.
We have locations in:
Our friendly staff will help walk you through the selling process. We will examine and evaluate your items, and prepare a cash offer based on condition, current market condition, rarity, and other factors. If you accept our offer, you can walk out in just minutes with cash or a check in hand!
If you’re selling something that Bellevue Rare Coins doesn’t buy, your best bet will likely be to find a buyer directly on a marketplace app. Some services that are popular in Seattle include:
These apps allow you to take photos of your items, post them for sale, and have buyers contact you. In most cases, you’ll then meet up in-person to trade the goods.
These apps allow you to sell virtually anything, from a used TV to a couch to a vehicle. It will be up to you to set the price, negotiate with buyers, and complete the transaction.
If you’re selling something of high value, be sure to meet in a safe public location. Police station parking lots or bank parking lots are good options with plenty of cameras and security.
For certain items, finding a local buyer might be tough. In this case, selling the item online — and shipping it to a buyer — might be your best option.
The two most common marketplaces to sell online are eBay and Amazon. There are a few things to keep in mind about this method, however:
Alternatively, some of the local marketplace apps like Mercari and OfferUp allow you to sell items online, for shipping, as well as in-person. There are also specialty apps like Poshmark, which is designed to sell clothing and beauty items online.
Ultimately, selling items online can be a hassle if you’re not used to it — but it’s worthwhile for certain items.
For certain items like clothing and furniture, consigning might be another option. There are many clothing consignment stores in Seattle, and a handful of consignment furniture stores as well.
Consigning works differently from standard selling. You basically give your items to the store, and the store then tries to sell them. If they do eventually sell your item(s), they’ll give you cash or store credit for them.
So with consignment, you won’t get cash upfront. It can take a while for your items to sell, if they sell at all. But given the difficulties in selling things like used clothing and large furniture, consignment stores can be a decent option.