Whether you’ve got a stash of old flip-phones in your desk drawer, a gifted low-budget tablet from last year or a current device that’s due for an upgrade, you’re most likely sitting on a few bucks of hardware. And with the holiday season approaching, that pile is sure to (hopefully) get a little bit higher. Thankfully, there’s a way to make use of your old toys and actually get paid for some dated gear: an electronics recycler or reseller.
While many laptop manufacturers such as Apple and HP will let you trade in laptops for credit toward a new purchase, they won’t necessarily take all your tech junk (smartphones, handheld gaming consoles, DVDs, etc.), but a third-party reseller will. Working with an online recycler/reseller is really straightforward. You tell the service what gadget you want to unload to get an estimate of how much money you’ll earn by selling.
How To Resell Your Gadgets
- Pick your preferred reseller. It’s a good idea to compare as many of these services as possible, as the amount each offers for a given piece of tech will be different.
- Describe your product. Tell the service what product you want to sell. You’ll be asked to describe its condition, including any damage done, and whether or not you still have the original cables and packaging.
- Get a quote. Once you’ve described the product, you’ll be given an estimate.
- Send in the product. If you accept the offer made for your gear, provide your info to the site, and they’ll mail you a box to pack the product. Once it arrives, you’ll put in your gear, and drop the box in the mail.
- Get paid. Once the service receives your gear, it will appraise it in person, adjusting the quote if necessary. Then they’ll pay you. Payment can be sent using a variety of methods, and in many cases the money can be forwarded directly to a charity of your choice.
Earn Cash for Old Gadgets