Selling Craft Magazines and Kits?

I am currently clearing my mother's property. Due to dementia she has accumulated a great deal of craft magazines, most are un-opened in the cellophane wrapping with kits, etc. included. I am looking to sell them to raise funds for her continued care. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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March 6, 20171 found this helpful

I would sell them as a lot on eBay or Craigslist. There are people who would be interested in them.

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March 7, 20171 found this helpful

eBay and Craigslist are good places to sell but these can also be sold on Etsy, Bonanza, and even Amazon. If you take photos and a description you can list on several sites (just remember to remove any sold listings from other sites).

Here are some listings from eBay where you can get some ideas on how others are selling their older magazines:

Your magazines may not sell overnight at any of these sites but most of the time it is free to list but there will be a charge if they sell.


Be careful with shipping costs and remember - magazines cannot be sent USPS Media mail because they have advertisements.
I believe you should try Craigslist first as this is easier and may work well for you (no shipping) but please read all the precautions noted about using Craigslist.
It is good that you are caring for your mother but I also know there may be some trying times - keep heart and know that blessings are on their way.

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March 7, 20171 found this helpful

Thank you for your reply and comments. That was very much appreciated

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March 12, 20171 found this helpful

Craigslist is an excellent place but meet them somewhere. Never let anyone meet you at home.


That said, either set up a facebook page where you can cycle in the photos as they come available and delete them quickly when they sell. Letting your friends and family know what you are doing really helps to spread the word. You are very lucky you have the daunting and blessed task of dealing with her things. My mom died and her sister didn't tell me till I got the death notice from the county. Needless to say I didn't get anything of hers. She didn't have much but what she did have I would cherish to this day. I wish you luck.

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March 8, 20171 found this helpful

Besides eBay, Craigslist - you can see if any of your friends or family like on Facebook would like to purchase. They may have interest too.

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March 16, 20170 found this helpful

thank you for all the recommendations.. the process is slow but we are getting there.


thank you for all the support too :-)

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April 30, 20170 found this helpful

I myself purchase EVERYTHING on either ebay or amazon as do most people that I know. Etsy is another good one, or just a plain old honest to goodness garage sale, lol. Also there are certain bookstores that would purchase them too

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May 8, 20170 found this helpful

Have you looked into selling on It is a new site that is just for selling used craft supplies. I've listed a few things and already made a sale.

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