Replacing our old gadgets for new is a part of life. By the time weâve grown akin our new piece of kit, a newer, updated model is born. Years go by and we throw our outdated models into the back of âthe drawâ.
Fast forward 3 years and you could be sitting on an enviable gold mine.
The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was introduced into UK law, aiming to reduce, reuse and recycle waste electronic equipment. Thanks to this and in addition to public interest in sustainability, companies are chomping at the bit to offer you recycling services for your old gadgets.
Letâs take a look at 5 ways you can earn cash for your old, unwanted gadgets.
1. Sell On ebay/Gumtree
If you take the saying âone manâs rubbish is another manâs treasureâ, then thereâs a lot of cash to be made in auction or product listing sites. Sites like eBay take a percentage of the selling price, plus an insertion fee. If youâre selling something with a relatively low value, the pay off might not be that great - but at least youâve made a little space and made some money in the process!
2. Sell to Cash-Back Websites
Another option is to sell your gadgets to websites who will offer a fixed price for your old laptop, mobile phone or tablet. Youâll get the cash within a matter of days, but be wary and make sure you do your research between sites - prices offered can differ vastly. Try sites like CompareandRecycle.co.uk to get the best price available.
3. Sell for Vouchers
Some websites will buy your old gadgets in return for vouchers. A great option if youâre saving for Christmas presents and the cash would burn a hole in your pocket.
4. Sell to Recycle - Buy IT Back
Buy IT Back buy your old unwanted gadgets in return for cash. Theyâll always give you the best price and whatâs more, where possible they refurbish the equipment and sell it on at a fraction of the price to charities and schools.
5. Amazon Trade-In
The Amazon Trade-In Programme gives Amazon gift cards in exchange for eligible electronics. With practically infinite products available through Amazon, why not give it a try?
There are a plethora of ways you can go about making cash for your old gadgets; whatâs important is that you choose the method thatâs going to give you the best return. If youâre new to the electronics recycling party or want further information, visit Buy IT Back for news, tips and a full Buy Back Service.
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