- Politics and Social Issues
Sell Used Electronics
Recycle and Sell Used Electronics
Did you get a new laptop or a new cell phone? Or maybe you got a new digital camera. Before you throw out that old device consider that you can make some money for those old item with services like Gazelle, eBay and Maxback. Not only can you make some money, but you can help the environment by not clogging up the landfills.
Money in your pocket and less garbage in the landfills - a win-win scenario!!
- Three reasons to sell to Gazelle:Free shipping. After you accept an offer, they'll send you a prepaid shipping label. Most items even qualify for a free box.
- 30-day offer guarantee. You have plenty of time to say your last goodbyes and send your item.
- A BBB rating. Since 2008, they've paid close to $100 million to over 500,000 customers.
Gazelle - Sell Used Gadgets - Make more money than eBay!
Gazelle provides an easy, fast, and safe way for you to sell electronics and recycle electronics. When you sell cell phones, mp3 players, laptops, or other gadgets to us, you'll earn cash and help save the environment by keeping old, used gadgets out of landfills. You get green while being green! The bottom line is you want to sell electronics and we want to buy electronics. A perfect match! I compared pricing on eBay and when you consider eBay and PayPal fees, Gazelle was a much better deal with less hassle!
Here is my personal experience with
- 19 bucks for a Canon Digital camera
- 151 bucks for a Sony camcorder
- 12 bucks for a Verizon cell phone
- 15 bucks for a Verizon cell phone
- 8 bucks for a Nintendo Game Boy
- My costs
- Time to logon to site and enter address and items
- Time to pack
- Boxes - I recycled amazon boxes
- Packing Tape
- Ink - To print the mailing label, Gazelle paid postage
What Do You Do?
What Happens to your Used Electronics
Maxback - MaxBack is a program that helps you sell and recycle your used electronics
While I have not tried Maxback yet, several folks have written to tell me about this service and their satisfaction. They also note that Maxback has had a few coupons on their Maxback Facebook page that give you even more money back.
What's Selling on Gazelle
Sell your Used Cell Phone
CellForCash.com extracts whatever value remains in old, unused cell phones, and returns that value, in cash, to the phone's owner. And the CellForCash.com website makes it easy, paying anywhere from a few dollars to more than $100 for each phone, and handling the shipping details too.
Donate your Used Cell Phone
The Cell Phones for Soldiers program was started in April 2004 by 13-year-old Brittany Bergquist and her 12-year-old brother Robbie of Norwell, Massachusetts. Robbie and Brittany's goal is to help our soldiers serving overseas call home. They hope to provide as many soldiers as possible with prepaid calling cards. Through generous donations and the recycling of used cell phones, Robbie and Brittany have already distributed thousands of calling cards to soldiers around the globe.
MyBoneYard - Sell Used Gadgets with Free Shipping
MyBoneYard.com is really easy and fun to use... it just takes a few minutes. With our simple three-step process, you can safely recycle your unused electronics in an environmentally-friendly way, and maybe even get a little extra green in your wallet!
Once you've completed these steps, just use your pre-paid shipping label sent to you via email to send in your device. As an extra bonus, you can keep track of your device and your rewards by checking your status on-line.
What Happens With My Used Electronics?
Each company follows similar procedures as they believe that electronics recycling starts with reuse. After they buy your electronics and gadgets, they evaluate their condition. If the items are still in working condition, they extend their lives by removing all personal data from them, and selling the electronics through a variety of retail and wholesale outlets. Items without market value are recycled responsibly.
Gadgets to Best Buy
Recycle at Best Buy
Best Buy has expanded its electronics recycling program to every U.S. store, providing an easy, mostly-free alternative to dumpster-chucking for anyone without a dedicated e-cycler nearby.
The caveats: Best Buy isn't accepting hard drives (privacy concerns?), TVs or monitors bigger than 32 inches, anything containing Freon, or anything classified as an "appliance," like a refrigerator, microwave, or the like. And each TV, monitor, and laptop costs a $10 fee to recycle, but Best Buy gives you a $10 gift card in return. They're also only taking two items per household, per day, so don't plan on making a last-day-before-moving trip to the big blue and gold.
Automated eCycling Station
Automated eCycling Station for pricing and buy-back of used consumer electronics and mobile phones for trade-in/trade-up and recycling.
The ecoATM - Easy as 1, 2, 3
Step 1) Insert portable CE device or handset
Step 2) Used device automatically valued
Step 3) Portables automatically binned inside. User receives trade-up coupon, gift card, and/or charitable contribution
The company plans to install kiosks at wireless stores and big-box retailers in San Diego, Texas, Washington state, and Vermont this quarter, Rosser said, with a "massive rollout" set for the second quarter of next year. Eventually the EcoATMs should be able to recognize other gadgets, such as MP3 players, digital cameras, notebooks, printers, and storage devices.
The machines rely on a camera-based system to detect signs of wear such as cracked screens, missing keys, and scuff marks, and to determine a device's approximate value. If it's not worth anything, consumers could still get a free gift for their efforts--in Omaha's case, a waterproof phone case. And in a green nod, EcoATM will plant a tree for them.
HopeLine is a program exclusive to Verizon Wireless that puts wireless services and equipment to work to assist victims of domestic violence.
The long-running HopeLine program collects no-longer-used wireless phones and equipment in any condition from any service provider. The used phones are either refurbished or recycled. With the funds raised from the sale of the refurbished phones, Verizon Wireless donates wireless phones and airtime to victims, and provides funding and other contributions to non-profit domestic violence shelters and prevention programs across the country.
To mail in your old phone for recycling, go to their site and print the free postage-paid label, affix it to a box/envelope and drop it in the mail. To view and print the mailing label, you may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader. Please be sure to review all shipping instructions carefully and include your return address on the label.*
© 2009 Edit Photos