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Gadget buyback sites that can net you easy cash

Syosset- November 18, 2007: Town of Oyster Bay

Syosset- November 18, 2007: Town of Oyster Bay residents line up to e-cycle their old monitors, cell phones, and other electronics as they go to the Town of Oyster Bay Public Works garage for electronic waste recycling on Sunday, November 18, 2007 in Syosset, New York. (Photo by Howard Schnapp) em Photo Credit: FREELANCE/Photo by Howard Schnapp

Whether it is a  phone, desktop, laptop, iPod, or a gaming console, we all have old unused gadgets and electronics. While these closet/basement/attic stuffers may be relics to us, they still hold value to others.

Some take to Craigslist, Amazon, or eBay to try to get top value for their outdated tech, but most of us don't have the time, energy, or effort needed to sell the old tech ourselves. That’s why dozens of websites have sprung up offering hassle-free buy-backs of unwanted tech stuff. 

The sites take users through a quick appraisal process that asks about the conditionof the item being sold. Does it work? Does it have a cracked screen? Do you have the orginal packaging materials?

The user is then presented with an offer, which can either be accepted or denied (there is no haggling room, but they do offer buyback of broken gadets).

Depending on the site, the rest is handled by mail -- they'll either send the user a postage-paid envelope, or they’ll include shipping fees in the money the user gets back. The cash back can either be transferred through through gift cards, checks, or PayPal.

Check out and compare the services below to see where you can get the best deal for your old gadgets.

--- Buymytronics.com
--- Gazelle.com
--- Bestbuy.com
--- Cerecycle.com
--- Econewonline.com
--- RadioShack.com
--- Nextworth.com
--- Myboneyard.com

Those interested in donating their gadgets or giving them up to recycle visit techsoup.org, epa.gov or digitaltips.org

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