9 Ways to Get Cash for Your Old Electronics
You've upgraded to the latest smartphone, laptop or TV — now, what to do with your old gear? Learn how to trade in your gently used electronics for cash, or donate gadgets at the end of their lifespan.
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Send It to the ecoATM
I love the convenience and reach of Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace for selling things locally. When writing your ad, do a little market research and see how other users are pricing comparable goods. If you price, say, a camera lens for a $100 more than others selling the same thing, don't expect to get a lot of bites. And always make sure to upload only the most glamorous shots of the tech to grab buyers' attention.
Trade It In
Find an Online Electronics Market
Hire a Virtual Sales Assistant
Use Your Real-Life Social Network
Go retro and tell friends, family and acquaintances in person about the tablet or TV you're selling. Chances are good they'll know someone that doesn't want to pay full retail and pass your info along. Post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to let every last one of your friends know at once. Who knows, maybe the girl that sat next to you in freshman biology years ago really needs a new flat screen.