For a lot of people cash is getting harder to come by nowadays. Chances are you have a few items that you wouldn’t mind converting into money or gift cards, stuff you aren’t using anyway. But where to go? And, maybe it sounds like a lot of trouble to haul everything across town to trade it in.
The good news is that it’s easier than you think to recycle your old electronics, scrap or otherwise, for maybe more than a few bucks. You can run your old gadgets through the following sites:
Buymytronics.com includes free shipping when you sell your unused electronic devices to them. They take just about any desktop or laptop computer, smartphones, PDAs, and gaming equipment, working or not. Very simple interface to help you determine what your old gadget is worth.
NextWorth will accept all kinds of old electronics like cell phones, cameras, iPods & iPhones, gaming consoles, e-Readers, laptops, video games, GPS units, media & audio players, DVD Movies, etc., although you will get a target gift card in return rather than cash. Still, chances are you have all kinds of unused gear that you could convert into new cool stuff!
If you have an old working or non-working iPod or iPhone, you can try Tunecycle and their automated process for determining how much they will give you for it, depending on its condition and whether you can provide accessories with it.
Apple also has a program for recycling your old computer, and depending on the condition of your iMac, Macbook, MacBook Pro or iPhone/iPod Touch, or old PC, they might give you credit towards a purchase if the unit is in working condition. (I have first hand experience of this recently, and I can confirm that they would at least take even an old unworking iMac at an Apple store to recycle, though they gave me nothing for it).
If there is a downside to electronic recycling for money I don’t see what it is. Trading in electronic scrap for cash means you’ll feel better about doing your part to help the environment, and the money will help your bottom line.