NEARLY three quarters of South Derbyshire residents have admitted selling family possessions to make ends meet, according to a new study.
New research from Quidco, a second-hand traders website, has revealed that 73 per cent of people in the East Midlands have sold items to free up cash.
The research says savvy East Midland sellers are shunning the rubbish bin and selling goods, making on average £186 each year.
The most popular items are clothes, books and CDs according to the study.
Andy Oldham, managing director at Quidco, said: “Since the recession, Britons have had to re-evaluate their spending and find new ways to make extra cash when times are tough.
“It’s encouraging to see shoppers in the East Midlands going the extra mile to save their hard earned money, whether it is from re-selling used items or making purchases through cash-back sites such as ours.