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Beating the Debt Blues

In today’s sluggish economic climate, it can be a difficult to make ends meet – not least when pay freezes are set against the ever-rising costs of living, and that’s assuming you even have a job or can earn the money and get the hours you need. We all need money to live and we all need a little disposable income to offset the luxuries most of us now have to regularly deny ourselves. Borrowing more just leads to extra debt, more interest to worry about and further digging ourselves into that financial hole. Where do we turn?

What if recycling could make you a little extra cash? What if those things you no longer need could go toward helping you balance the books?

Recycling old possessions

Everyone has old possessions laying around the place they no longer use. To you, this may be mere junk – but it could be another person’s gold. It’s very easy to turn this into quick cash if you know how. While this is hardly a revelation, the better-known options for doing this can be time-consuming, especially when you’re working every hour to make ends meet.

Selling items yourself through a yard sale is likely going to take an entire day, while with auction sites you need to follow the progress of each sale then spend time packaging up and weighing each item ready to send off to each of the winners – and that’s if the item even sells. What you want is a guaranteed way of selling that won’t eat into your spare time: websites like Music Magpie give you just that.

Music Magpie

Music Magpie will buy your old CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and video games for cash. All you need to do is visit their website, enter the barcode of the item you want to sell into the text box and click Get Value. They’ll provide you with an instant valuation, letting you know what you’ll get for your item. If you like the price, then you can go ahead with the sale.

The process couldn’t be easier. Once your item has been valued you can choose the method you want to use to send your item. You can choose to ship your items using UPS or USPS, whichever is most convenient to you. The best thing about all of this is that it’s completely free. While you can find yourself making a loss on the shipping costs when it comes to auction sites, there’s no such danger here.

When Music Magpie receives your item they’ll send out payment to you. You’ll receive the cheque in the post which you can cash instantly and put toward whatever it is you need. Whether you’re struggling with the bills, weighed down by dept, or need a bit extra towards that little luxury you keep denying yourself, this extra cash injection can help.

What’s more, you can feel good about the fact you’ve recycled. Not only have you been kind to your pocketbook, but you’ve shown a little kindness to the environment, too.

Peter Christopher

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