We all have new shiny and state-of-the-art gadgets along with a few older devices, which are now archaic or unwanted. If you don’t need your old PC, or tablets, etc, then ensure to get rid of these older devices in a smart way i.e. by donating, selling or recycling.
Note: Before you get rid of your older devices, ensure that you have deleted all the personal data permanently and have wiped it.
1. Cash Sales
If you would like to get cash for selling your tenderly used devices or gadgets, then you can easily sell them through the internet. How much money you’ll get, largely depends upon how much effort and time you are willing to invest for hawking your device. It is not so difficult to get best possible second hand price for an old iPhone or smartphone. Some of the popular websites on which you can directly sell your gadgets are eBay, Amazon, etc. You can get best prices for your gadgets, but you need to tackle the leaps and bounds of hassles along with the time investment i.e. necessary to manage the process of signing up, creating a listing and dealing with crumbling buyers. Hence, if you have used laptops and desktops for sale then post a free classified ad on OLX, Quikr, eBay, or Craigslist etc now and start selling your old gadgets.
2. Credit Trading
If you are using any gains or profits to purchase more technologically advanced gadgets, then trade-ins are the better options than selling the older devices. Most of the leading retailers of electronic items are well established in the trade-in programs, which provide huge store credit for a future purchase. Firstly, you need to know the manufacturers of the gadget that you have, to see the prices they are offering. Many big gadget companies like Apple, Amazon, Game Stop, Radio Shack, Target, Best Buy, Verizon, etc buy the old phone, tablets, personal computers, televisions, and iPads back for store credit. Many retail stores offer a gift or discount card, which can be used for buying any other product from their store.
3. Donation and charity
You may not need the laptops and other gadgets as much as a local library or school may need it. There are a number of options to donate your older gadgets, from local donation centres to the well established charity programs. Move ahead and donate your old gadgets to the ones who wish to have one but don’t have the capability to purchase it. Many multinational companies and entrepreneurs have started few programs for donating a number of gadgets new as well used ones, to the needy people, annually.
4. Recycle and help the environment
If the old gadgets are very old or are not in a good condition to sell, please don’t just throw them into trash, try to recycle it. Governments in all countries offer options for the users to recycle their electronic belongings. Try to find out such drop off sites. Recycling of old devices keep the hazardous waste away from the landfills. So, contribute today by recycling any of your old devices and save the natural resources from getting polluted.
As you can see there are many different things you can do to get rid of your old electronics. So before throwing it into the trash consider the alternatives first. It will help someone else re-use what you no longer want or need and help keep the landfills from piling up in today’s “throw away” society!