October 24, 2022

How To Sell Household Gadgets to Make Life Easier

If you rent or own a home, chances are you’ve accumulated quite a few household gadgets throughout the years. It’s easy to let them pile up in your closet, but there is a better solution. There is no shortage of demand for things that make life easier, so there is money to be made by selling these types of products. We simplify life by listing your gadgets online for you.  


First, let's look at what household gadgets are in high demand so that you know exactly what to look for. 

Household Gadgets You Can Sell

Not all household gadgets are created equal, so here are some of the most in-demand and worth-selling gadgets:

  • Home Speakers 
  • Security Cameras
  • Smart Lighting
  • Vacuum Cleaners   
  • Air Purifier 
  • Video Doorbell 
  • Smart Sprinklers
  • Lighting Control System
  • Crock-Pot 
  • Digital Picture Frames
  • Air Quality Monitor 

Keep in mind that this is a non-exhaustive list, and there are many more gadgets out there. We recommend only selling items that are worth $50 or more to make the process worth your time and effort. 

Steps to Selling Your Household Gadgets 

Selling household gadgets, or any other type of product online, should be done strategically to optimize your ROI. With Sella, you can hire our experts to sell your items in over five different marketplaces with minimal involvement on your part. All you have to do is follow these simple steps.

1. Do your research 

First things first, you need to determine if your item is worth selling online. A quick search on eBay, Craigslist, and other marketplaces will reveal if our fees make sense given your items market value. We recommend selling items that are worth at least $50.

If after doing this quick research you conclude that your gadget is not worth selling, then you should consider gifting, donating or recycling. 

2. Prepare your item

Looks matter when it comes to selling your item for a premium price. Here are some steps we suggest following to assure you’re presenting and delivering your gadget effectively:   

  • Clean the item: Gadgets look better when they’re not covered in dust. 
  • Note any defects: Buyers want to know what they are buying, so note if there are any defects they should be aware of. 
  • Find all pieces: There is nothing worse than selling an incomplete item, so ensure nothing is missing and pack everything together. 
  • Secure all sensitive information: If you're selling an electronic, then simply restore your item to its original setting and remove or erase memory cards.

3. Book a curbside appointment or ship directly to Sella

We make it easy to get your items over to us through either a curbside appointment, dropping it off with a Sella rep, or by shipping directly to us.

Please check out our service areas for curbside appointments or drop offs. If you’re outside our normal coverage area, you can ship directly to us with our mail-in-service

Please keep in mind that we only accept items that can be carried by one person and fit in the trunk of a car.  

4. Approve the selling prices

Once we receive your item, we take care of everything from taking high-quality images to creating the actual listing. All you have to do is approve our proposed pricing and listing. 

The items selling price point across marketplaces will indicate your gadgets' sellability and pricing. We set our suggested pricing based on currently listed items and recently sold items.

5. We confirm items are worth selling 

To make sure your item will earn you a profit, we double check by doing some research on our end. If we determine that an item you send in is highly unlikely to make a profit, then you’d only need to pay our $5 flat fee and we’ll return or donate your item.

Information like make and model is important in helping us list your item correctly; this will help us compare your gadget against the correct item. This helps us find product pages with other helpful details like dimensions and technical specifications.

6. We take amazing listing photos and craft the listing

High selling prices and incredible listing photos go hand in hand. It’s hard to showcase the quality of a product if photos are low-quality. Before we list your product, we invest time and resources in snapping quality photos.

Crafting a compelling listing is one of the most important steps in the selling process. We are essentially marketing your item through a thoughtful title and description. 

Clear is better than clever when it comes to creating your listing title. When writing your product description, we mention the product details like make, model, brand, dimensions, and condition. 

To increase your chances of receiving your desired selling price, we list your item on more than one platform. The more platforms, the more likely you will reach your ideal buyer.

7. We present a selling plan 

Once the listing and pricing is ready to go—we present it to you for approval. We list and price our item based on our research and experience, but you ultimately have the final word.

8. We sell your items! 

You don’t have to worry about publishing your listing, refreshing it weekly, and responding to incoming messages from potential buyers. We do all of this while you focus your time and energy on whatever is most important to you. 

Follow these steps to We have outlined the proven process our experts take when selling your household gadgets. If you’re ready to turn your unused home gadgets into cash, then get started by creating a free account on Sella.