Unfortunately, in 2019, only 17 percent of people sold or recycled their used electronics. That means the majority of people threw away their electronics in their trash cans, which means that those used electronics ended up in a landfill. And as you can imagine, it takes hundreds, if not thousands, of years for old phones, TVs, or other electronics to break down.
The good news is that there are many ways to sell used electronics, which is what we’ll cover in today’s post. So, keep reading if you want to get rid of your old electronics the right way and make some cash at the same time.
Ask About Trade-in Programs
Most electronic stores and manufacturers offer trade-ins for their old electronics. But, what is a trade-in? A trade-in is when you return an electronic device you bought at their store for store credit.
Of course, how much you get depends on how worn out the device is. Additionally, some devices are worth more than others, so be sure to double-check with the retailer to see how much the device is worth.
Sell for Parts
Selling for parts is a good option if you feel the trade-in offer will not give you as much as you want. But, of course, you’ll need to have some basic knowledge about dismantling an electronic device. The good news is that you can easily learn how to do it by looking up online videos.
And you can even take it one step further. You can salvage the good components of your device and use them to upgrade a phone you recently bought. Then, you can sell whatever is left over for a decent amount of cash. Some electronic stores purchase spare parts, but the best place to sell them would have to be eBay.
As you can expect, large retailers will never give you the best offer when trading in your device, which means you can potentially lose lots of money. That’s why a good alternative to retailers is selling your old phone to a smartphone buyback company. These companies will give you the best offer based on the condition of your device.
Additionally, some companies, such as Buy Back Pros, will give you a better device at a discounted price if you turn in a phone that’s in good condition. So, instead of throwing out an old device, you can use it to get a deal on one that you really want!
Sell Used Electronics Without Breaking a Sweat
Hopefully, with this post, you can now sell used electronics without needing to throw them away. But, of course, you should try each method and see which one will give you the best bang for your buck. So, stop throwing away your old electronics and start selling them for cash!
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