Malaysia had recently entered the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) phase, which would eventually allow the country to finally return to a state of normalcy – albeit adapting to a new normal that resulted from the current pandemic.
While the recovery phase will definitely open doors to new opportunities, it is also wise to not disregard the ones that had presented itself during the initial MCO period. Online buying and selling has become crucial more than ever during self-isolation, and will always be relevant even after normalcy has eventually returned to Malaysia and the whole world.
Businesses have utilised online shopping platforms to promote and sell their wares, even for daily essentials such as groceries, cleaning products and so on. But what about non-business owners?
Well, that’s where community-based online buying and selling platforms such as Lowyat.Net’s Garage Sale forum comes into play. Garage Sale has been one of the most visited sections of the forum, where thousands of Malaysians conduct trade for new and used items on a daily basis. For those who wish to earn side income, this is the best approach especially if you’re looking to do business on a smaller scale, or to do one-off trades.
Perhaps you have pre-loved items in your possession that no longer – as organising consultant Marie Kondo puts it – “spark joy” in your life? So rather than needlessly throwing away your items, catalogue them and put them up for sale – it’s very likely that another person would be interested in them.
This is a great approach to earn a bit of cash on the side, especially to fund your future purchases. Consider selling pre-loved items such as clothing, electronics and collectibles, and make sure that they are in acceptable conditions as well. Garage Sale features sub-categories including Computers, Clothing, Cameras, Hobbies & Collectibles, and many others to help you search or post up specific items.
Depending on the products that you wish to put up for sale, some items may fetch a big price due to rarity and other specific factors. However, others may be sold at lower price points than when you first acquired them. But hey, at least they’re worth something.
With the recent implementation of the new DuitNow function, buying and selling via the forum is made even more easier for all of our users. DuitNow is fast and secure, and does not require users to provide their bank account details for any transactions. Instead, DuitNow will only use mobile phone numbers in addressing a payment as a form of verification for conducting payments via their service.
Best of all, the service is available 24/7 and is accessible through a variety of banks including Maybank, CIMB, Citibank, Bank Rakyat, and much more. To see if your preferred bank supports DuitNow, please refer to the list of providers here: www.duitnow.my.
If you’re interested to register DuitNow and link it with a bank of your choice, please visit this link: www.duitnow.my/registration/.
DuitNow ensures users that its service is safe and secure in terms of personal data and banking. The service is available at each bank’s own online services and security, thus further restricting any crucial information from being compromised. The name of the receiver will be masked if there is no subsequent payment made after a certain number of attempts.
So hit up the Garage Sale section of our forum now if you wish to trade items in our awesome community, and also enjoy easier transactions with DuitNow. To enable DuitNow acceptance button in your forum account, do check out our previous article via this link.
This article is brought to you by DuitNow, operated by Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PayNet).
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