This post is brought to you by BabyJunk.com as part of my involvement with Sverve.com. All opinions are 100% my own.
Even if you only have one child that is still a baby, you probably have things you no longer need. Add another child and the growth is exponential. While I’m glad I saved some things from when my older two children were babies, now I have to start unloading things because we are DONE. Even though Elizabeth is only 4 months old, I already have clothes and items that we are done using or found we just don’t need, like special swaddling blankets. I’d love to sell them to gain back some cash but find it hard to do so. Garage sales are time-consuming and you’re just not getting the top dollar for your items. With Ebay, you’re just one person among thousands of others with the same or similar items to sell. Craigslist can also have your listing buried in no time at all. I also find that the regions just aren’t specific enough.
So I was really excited to find out about BabyJunk.com. This site lets me choose my exact zip code to find other people who want to buy my baby stuff. Yep, no more looking excitedly to find a great deal on a used stroller that turns out to be an hour’s drive from you. The best part? You can pay right through the site with a Mastercard, Visa or BabyJunk credits! There’s also still the option of paying with cash when you pick up the item if you prefer.
To get a real view of how active BabyJunk can be, check out the Temecula, CA site. This particular geographic area is teeming with some great bargains to be found. I actually spotted a lot of more than 6 long-sleeved boys’ shirts in size 4T for only $15. You couldn’t find that price on Ebay and I can’t imagine what the shipping would cost even if you did find it at that price.
If you would like, you can see if there is any activity in your area by hitting “Find a Community” or “See what’s on Baby Junk”. The site will find your zip code or you can type in whatever you want. Then, you can look without even signing in via Facebook by hitting “I’m just browsing”. (Yes, I’m a commitment-phobe too)
Here’s what the Temecula group looks like today:
I think the photos of items are a great asset. Together with the titles and prices, it’s so easy to see what the item it is and how much it costs. I’m just sad it’s not more active out here in NY yet. California once again sets the trend, but hopefully it will work its way out here soon. Spread the word among your friends who are parents. This site will be what we make of it, so make it big!
If you have anything baby-related you’re looking to exchange for cash, I think BabyJunk.com is worth a look. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google Plus and their blog.