Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 25, 2013

Got some stuff lying around the house that you’re not using? Kill two birds with one stone by donating it to Goodwill and getting a bit of cash in return! Goodwill recently teamed up with eBay for a program called “Sell it Forward,” which lets you send items you don’t want any more to eBay in a postage-paid bag. eBay forwards your stuff to Goodwill in San Francisco, which then puts your goods up for auction. If they sell within two weeks, you get 50 percent of the final price. If no one wants your stuff? You get a receipt for tax deduction purposes. Goodwill seems most interested in fashion items like purses or clothing in new, like new or good condition. The program is currently only available in three California counties, but looks to expand its reach soon. It’s a win-win all around: you make a few bucks, clean out your closet and help charity. It’s all good.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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