6 Things You Own That Are Worth a Lot of Money
1. Your Domain Name?
If you own a domain name (or in our case, many domain names), you may be sitting on a gold mine. Domain investors will pay big money for a domain name that has these qualities: older, has lots of links pointing to it, and has a catchy name. If you registered yours early and it’s one word, like ‘investing.com’, then of course you could be a millionaire already. But if you don’t, that’s okay. There’s ways to assess this:
GoDaddy Domain Name Coupons Make New Ones Cheap:
First, you should check ahrefs.com. It will analyze and give you a ‘domain rating’, which is a number between 1 and 100. 1 is for brand-new websites, and 100 is for big sites like the New York Times. Anything about 30 and you’re in the ball game.
Except if you’re a local business. Say, you’re a plumber in Boise, Idaho and have a website. That would be valuable to other plumbers, and local SEO companies in the Idaho area. Even though it doesn’t have a high domain rating, if your website is authoritative enough to attract the right kind of customers, it will be valuable to somebody.
More Ways You Might Have a Lot of Money Already:
A great quantity of items are thrown out every year: old toys, broken things and commodities that have become boring and unused. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of items end up being thrown away or sold at yard sales for pennies on the dollar. Here are five things you may own that are worth a lot more money than you thought.
2: Polaroid Cameras
Polaroid cameras are worth quite a bit of money, depending mainly on what kind of model you have. Due to the rise in popularity of vintage cameras, and of photographers wanting to capture the old Polaroid camera look, these cameras have retained their value surprisingly well. Most of the Polaroid 600s sell for $40 or more. This of course is dependent on condition and other factors. They can be sold online, and despite their weight, do not cost much to ship. If you have an old Polaroid in decent condition, you should wait until Christmas to sell it. Usually the prices on Polaroids go up at that time, because they are being bought as gifts for friends and family.
Legos hold great value all the time and they can be sold by the pound. Legos usually sell at $20 a pound and the Lego Minifigures can fetch between $5 and $10 per figure. Sometimes you can get more money for them if you can sort by color or set, but you can also lump them all together and get a fair price on Ebay. One thing to keep in mind when selling Legos is that you have to check to make sure they are all official Legos. Buyers do not like finding Mega Bloks or a different brand of building blocks in what they buy. Legos seem to be the most-favored building block of choice.
4: Old Video Games.
Old video games are surprisingly high-value collectors’ items, mainly purchased by adults wanting to relive their childhood. Old video games are priced according to condition, demand and supply. If you have any video games you should look up the prices before selling them; some can be worth anywhere as much as $300. The older Nintendo games seem to carry the most value on average, but there can be a gem in any collection; even if you have Playstation games instead, you should do research to see what they’re truly worth.
5: Vinyl Records.
Vinyl records are more difficult to gauge values on. Most records are not worth much, but some can be worth $20 to $60. The interesting thing is that vinyl records are coming back into popularity and are considered to produce superior sound quality. This is causing the prices of vinyl records to rise.
6: Sony Walkmans.
These CD players and cassette players can be worth a large amount of money. All of Sony’s items are worth a price check. That old CD player that you were going to sell in a yard sale can easily be worth $40 or more. Some Sony headsets can be sold online for $70. One of the most valuable older Sony items is the Sony TPS-L2, a cassette player that has risen in value to $300 or more. The TPS-L2 is worth that much in part because of Guardians of the Galaxy. The protagonist of that movie used that same Sony Walkman, which has turned it into a rare and valuable icon to many collectors.
You may own all or none of these things in your home, but each can be worth a surprising amount of money. Look up the prices of your belongings online before selling or getting rid of them, because you may strike gold the next time you are about to throw something away.