Got Black Friday?
137.4 million Americans do this year - that's the number of shoppers who'll be out and about on Thanksgiving weekend looking for their share of deals and steals, according to the National Retail Federation.
But there's no rule that says you have to only spend money on Black Friday; you can make some cash, too.
There are myriad ways to make money selling your own goods online this week and into the holiday season - even unwanted items like old cell phones, games and other gadgets.
Consider Decluttr.com, an online site where you can sell compact discs, DVD's, video games and more. DeCluttr is offering an extra 10% on all trade-ins starting Thanksgiving at 6 a.m. and ending Cyber Monday at 11:59 p.m. "You might just make enough money to cover some of your Black Friday shopping," the company says in an email to TheStreet.
Decluttr says you can make up to $550 selling a Surface Pro 3 or $465 for your iPhone 7. Or, sell an Xbox for $140 or $28 for a Madden BFL 17.
Or, try selling your old computer on Stopoint, a Miami-based online selling service.
"Stopoint offers an easy way to sell old unwanted technology, keep them it out of landfills and produce cash within 24 hours," the company states in an email to TheStreet.
Stopoint.com allows sellers to tout high-end electronics such as MacBooks, tablets, and cellphones, with a user-friendly select-ship-and pay system. "When you sell to a trade-in program such as Stopoint, you can be sure that old electronics will be bought, as long as they are in decent working condition and match your description of it," a company spokesperson states. "There are no back and forth conversations with the buyer and potentially creepy interactions with strangers or online scammers. The whole experience is pretty much hassle free."