You might be sitting on a small fortune in unused items

Posted at 12:47 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 15:28:39-04

If you are looking for ways to make some extra money during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might want to consider selling some things you no longer use.

Nick Huzar, the CEO of OfferUp, which lets its users buy and sell items via its smartphone app, says most American households have over $6,000 in unused items in their homes, and buying activity has skyrocketed lately.

Local purchases on OfferUp increased by 70 percent in April compared to February. People in the Salt Lake City are especially interested in buying Nintendo Switch consoles, Huzar said.

For people using Poshmark, a service for buying and selling clothes, the best-selling items in Utah are lululemon leggings, lululemon athletic shorts, Levi's jean shorts, Converse sneakers, Nike sneakers and NBA jerseys.

Mercari, another app for selling your stuff, also sees a lot of sales for lululemon, Levi's and Nike apparel. Other brands with high rates of sale include Xbox, Vans and LEGO.

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