Selling your stuff with Glyde
Andrew Moore-Crispin • May 9, 2013if( has_post_thumbnail( $post_id ) ): ?>
Whether you’re leaving one of the big three to make the move to Ting or if you’re looking to sell off your collection of Xbox 360 games in preparation for the next, next, next generation of video game consoles, Glyde is a great place to get started.
Glyde (and other used goods middleman companies) might not get you the absolute top dollar for your stuff. That said, I’ve been surprised by how much they offer relative to the more laborious method of going it alone, selling your stuff on Kijiji, eBay, Craigslist or similar. More to the point, they take all of the hassle and risk our of the equation.
Assuming you’ve eschewed the idea of going it alone, here’s how you sell your stuff with Glyde.
- Go to Glyde and click on Sell.
- In the search bar, type the name of your item then select the correct entry from the list.
- Select the item specifics. In the case of a mobile device, that’ll be the color, capacity and carrier.
- Confirm that the device turns on, holds a charge and that all buttons work as they should.
- Tell Glyde what condition your device is in, whether it’s been personalized (e.g. engraved) and whether you still have the charger.
- Set a price or hit List for Sale to accept Glyde’s proposed price.
- Create a Glyde account and hit List for Sale.
Glyde will send you updates on your device sale. When you have a buyer, you’ll receive a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping kit. Just toss your device into the shipping envelope and drop it off to be picked up.
You’ll get your cut of the sale proceeds two to three days after delivery to your buyer. You can transfer the cash to your bank account or, for $2, Glyde will cut you a paper check.
You can see how much you’d get for your stuff without actually committing to sell it: Just go to Glyde and follow the steps to get a quote.