Chances are like most people you have plenty of old electronics laying around that you no longer use. From smartphones to cameras to laptops and tablets, we tend to hold onto old electronics, even years after we’ve upgraded them. But in the digital marketplace, your old electronics can potentially earn you hundreds of dollars.
Want to learn how your old electronics can make you quick cold hard cash? If you’re tired of thinking “I need money” and you’ve got old electronics lying around, you’re in luck. Here’s how you can sell your old devices fast.
Gazelle is one of the most popularly used websites for trading in phones, smart watches, and other electronic devices. Using the site, you can trade in all sorts of items including:
- Samsung, Android, and Google phones
- Other devices
Gazelle works in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is provide information about your device, and then an offer is sent to you in less than a minute. Items worth more than $1 ship for free. There are several payment options to choose from, including check, PayPal, or an Amazon Gift Card.
If you’re looking for instant cash, you can stop by a Gazelle Kiosk and get immediate cash for your device. Note that the kiosk only accepts tablets, phones, and MP3 players. Kiosk offers also tend to be a little lower compared to online offers.
Best Buy Trade-In
Have old devices you don’t use? Do you like shopping at Best Buy? If so, now is a great time to consider the Best Buy Trade-In program. To get a quote for your electronic device, you’ll need to pick a product category along with a manufacturer, model, and condition. Once you’ve answered all of the questions about your device, the online tool will offer an estimated value.
If you accept the offer, you’ll be given a Best Buy gift card. You can choose to bring your device to a local store that accepts in-store trade-ins, or you can ship the item to Best Buy using a prepaid label.
Nextworth is one of the few trade-in programs that gives money for electronic devices. The company pays via PayPal or check, and you’ll usually receive your payment a week after the device has been received.
To get started on the trade-in process, you’ll have to answer questions about the computer, tablet, phone, or smartwatch that you’re trading in. Nextworth will send you a cash offer. If you accept the company will send you a prepaid shipping label.
As long as the device is accepted and the indicated condition is correct, your money will be on its way. If for some reason there’s a discrepancy, you can ask for the device back or take the revised offer.
Use Amazon Trade-In
Amazon is involved in all sorts of different business factions, so it’s no surprise that the giant retailer also offers a trade-in service for old electronics. Using Amazon Trade-In, you search for an item, enter details about it, and then select the condition of the device. Amazon will then make an offer for your device. If you accept the offer, you’ll be sent a shipping label.
From here you simply ship the item to Amazon. Within two days of the item being received, you will be given an Amazon gift card with the offer amount. If for some reason the item is in better condition than described, Amazon’s promise is to pay you more to account for this.
The only drawback to using Amazon Trade-In is that your money is restricted to use on Amazon, but surely you can find a few things you need from the tens of thousands of items they sell!
Similar to Amazon Trade-In, Apple also offers a program where you can trade in your old Apple devices. You can choose to give back your old items at an Apple Store in person or you can do an online give back. The online option takes about 2-3 weeks.
What’s nice about this program is that Apple also accepts other devices, including other brands of computers, tablets, phones, and watches. With Apple GiveBack, your trade-in value will be paid via an Apple Store gift card. You can also choose to have the trade-in value applied towards your purchase of a new Apple device.
If for any reason your device isn’t accepted, you can turn in the device to have it recycled for free.
Your old devices don’t have to sit around and collect dust any longer. Using these trade-in programs, you can get money or a gift card for simply trading in a phone, tablet, computer, or smartwatch that you no longer use. Easy money is the best money!