I recently read an online news article about people in a financial bind unloading prized possessions to make ends meet. Now while I do understand financial desperation, I wouldn't recommend selling off a family heirloom to pay your water bill. Sooner or later you're going to regret it, especially if you only got a few dollars for something important to you. Of course, if you really don't want the stuff your grandmother left you anyway, selling off a few antiques and collectibles can be a quick way to raise cash. Reading Five Valuable Tips for Selling on eBay beforehand could help you rake in a few more bucks.