This article is part of the Make Money From Technology series:
- How to Earn Money from Old Electronics – Part 1
- How to Earn Money from Old Electronics – Part 2
With newer, faster, better, smarter gadgets coming out of the woodwork at every turn, our old devices are often abandoned. Some of us simply chuck them out with the rest of the trash. Unfortunately, this contributes to the world’s growing e-waste problem.
Others might toss them in a drawer to be forgotten with the passage of time. Those of you who are a bit more industrious may attempt to sell your old electronics via eBay or Craigslist. Unfortunately, these online marketplaces can be wildly unreliable.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to earn money from your old electronics, have a look at the websites listed below. If none of them seem appealing, be sure to check out our previous list for additional options.
Once upon a time Amazon used to be an online marketplace for books. Now Amazon is your go-to portal for literally any product under the sun. While most of us gladly fork over cash to buy products from Amazon, some folks are turning their old electronics into Amazon gift cards.
Amazon Trade-In accepts a wide variety of products including smartphones, video games, tablets, e-readers, books, CDs, DVDs and photo gear. To get a quote, simply find your item on Amazon’s database of hundreds of thousands of eligible items. If you accept the quote, you can print out a prepaid shipping label and send your item off to Amazon. Once Amazon receives the item, they will appraise it. If it is accepted, you’ll receive an email notifying you within two days of receiving your device. Your Amazon account will then be credited in the form of a gift card balance.
Glyde doesn’t purchase your old electronics outright. Instead, it is an online marketplace that allows users to post items they wish to sell. In addition, you can also buy other users’ devices. Phones, tablets, video games and even broken phones can all be bought and sold through Glyde.
Unfortunately, using this service to sell may take a little longer, as you have to find a buyer first. When your item does sell, Glyde will send you a prepaid shipping kit. All you have to do is pack the item and send it off. The item is fully insured and fully trackable every step of the way.
BuyBackWorld will buy everything from smartphones to headphones to unwanted gift cards. Get a quote by simply searching for your item within their database of gadgets. If the quote sounds good, simply print the prepaid shipping label and send it off. Once BuyBackWorld receives your item, they will inspect it to verify its condition. If their quote changes upon inspection, they will give you the option of accepting the revised quote or having your item shipped back to you free of charge.
Upon passing inspection and accepting BuyBackWorld’s offer, you can be paid via PayPal, check, direct deposit, prepaid debit card or a buybackworld.com gift card. You can also buy certified pre-owned items from BuyBackWorld, including discounted gift cards.
GizMogul is very similar to other sites that buy your old electronics. You select your device from their database, fill out a questionnaire and receive a quote. What sets GizMogul apart from the pack is that not only do they pay you, but they make you feel good doing it.
For every transaction, Gizmogul donates $1 to help build schools and fund valuable after-school programs both domestically and abroad. Their charitable partner BuildOn has built more than 600 schools worldwide. What’s better than putting some extra cash in your pocket and doing some good while you’re at it?
Have a laptop, phone or drone that doesn’t work? Whether it’s a smashed screen or faulty charging port, SellBroke will pay you for your old broken electronics. SellBroke will purchase a wide variety of items including smartphones, desktop PCs and even 3D printers. To get a quote, all you have to do is select your device and its condition via their website. If you’re happy with the offer, print out the prepaid UPS of FedEx shipping label and send it on its way. Once SellBroke receives your item, they will check it out. If there is a problem, they’ll get in touch. If your device passes inspection, you’ll get paid via PayPal or check.
It goes without saying that these sites may not give you top dollar for your old stuff. If you have the time and the patience, you could probably earn more from selling your device the old-fashioned way. That being said, if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to earn money from old electronics, consider the websites mentioned above.