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Sell Off Your Used Tech Gadgets For Real Cash
Gadgets for real cash: Do you have an old but working PC that collects dust in your closet? An iPhone 6 that you no longer used? You know it’s time to let go, but getting rid of your old electronics can be hard. Throwing them away is irresponsible, and giving them away can be hard to swallow, even if it’s been years since you peeled for them.
Fortunately, there are several websites and retail outlets that are more than happy to pay you for these once-esteemed possessions.
Best Buy’s trade-in program prompts you to complete a questionnaire to assess the value of an item.
To get a quote, just select the product category, manufacturer, model and condition. For example, a 16GB unlocked iPhone 6 in good condition would have a trade-in value of $ 104.
The only problem with Best Buy is that if you accept the offer they give you, the money will be locked into a Best Buy gift card – you have no option but purchasing more electronics. (But are not we getting ready to buy more electronics?) If you’re trying to pay with this money, this option is probably not your best bet.
Best Buy’s trade-in program is convenient: you can easily get away from your old tech at any local store that accepts trade-ins, or you can ship the item with a prepaid label. The circulation time for the payment is usually about 10 business days.
Nextworth (or target)
Nextworth gives you three payment options: check, PayPal or target gift card.
To get a quote with Nextworth takes a bit more time than at Best Buy, as the questionnaire is more thorough. Here, a 16GB unlocked iPhone 6 has a trade-in value of $ 90.
Nextworth works closely with Target, so you can simply put your electronics in a local store to trade them for a gift card. Or you can send it to Nextworth and ask for a check.
If you decide to ship the device, it may take up to 10 business days after you ship for you to receive your payment. But hey, at least with Nextworth you get real cash for your stuff.
Gazelle (or Walmart)
Gazelle is very similar to Nextworth, except it works with Walmart and seems to pay more. Gazelle also offers various payment methods: you can either get a PayPal deposit, check or an Amazon gift card.
Like all other sites, Gazelle asks you to provide a quick description of your device to get an estimate. For a 16GB unlocked iPhone 6, Gazelle offers about $ 120.
You can either send your electronics to Gazelle or deposit it at an ecoATM kiosk for immediate cash. All kiosks are located at Walmarts. When you ship it, you will receive your payment within seven business days.
From all the websites listed here, Amazon could be the best – it offers you more for your gadgets, pays you in Amazon gift cards and has the fastest payment time.
To get an offer on your device, you need to fill out a similar questionnaire to Best Buy’s. You must select the category, the model, and the condition to get an estimate for the trade. You can save up to $ 125 for a 16GB unlocked iPhone 6.
If you accept the offer, you will be paid in an Amazon gift card. Amazon must first ensure that your article is as described, which is useful. When everything checks out, Amazon will give you the highest value.
The turnaround time for payment is about two business days after the online dealer gets your device, which is by far the fastest. Amazon will cover shipping.
Craigslist or Facebook
If you do not like the above options, you can always sell your equipment in the old fashioned way: Craigslist. Sometimes what companies offer you for your gadgets just is not enough, so you might try selling your devices on your own. On Craigslist you can provide your own price and monitor how much people offer. Hey, you never know – you could get a better deal.
You can also sell articles on Facebook’s new “For Sale” groups, which works very much like Craigslist. You only need to upload a picture of your device, set a price, add your contact information, and wait for people to inquire.