New and exciting gadgets arrive every single day offering a sleeker, faster, lighter or simply more fun approach to our lives.
While not every upgrade and development will dramatically change our lives, it’s a great feeling to have the latest update of our essential items, as they will run faster and embed themselves more quickly and easily into our day to day activities.
Thankfully there is a thriving market for used technology and gadgets, so upgrading to the latest version of your favorite item does not necessarily involve losing the money you invested in your current model.
If you haven’t considered selling your used gadgets before then think of all the old cell phones, cameras, laptops and PDAs that are collecting dust in the drawers of your house.
Though older gadgets may not deliver stellar returns, they represent money waiting to be claimed that can mount up towards the purchase of a new brand new item.
This approach is not only going to generate extra bucks, but it’s also an ecological route to take. If your gadget is too old to be of value, many companies will offer to recycle it. Without recycling, much used technology can end up in landfills and take literally thousands of years to decompose. There are many materials used in the manufacture of electronics that are in short supply, so effective recycling is essential to safeguard resources for the future.
If you’re willing to go the extra mile and sell your used gadgets privately then this will get the best return. The idea is to keep your gadget in tiptop condition and to make your sale when the best price is to be had. As new version of gadgets become available, people will start flooding the market with their old ones and you will need to be ahead of this curve in order to get the maximum return. Most technology companies update their lines with a consistent schedule so keep up to date with relevant product launch announcements.
Its essential to keep your product in as near to new condition as possible to get the best price when you sell, so you should invest in a the good case and screen protector. Nothing will reduce the resale value like dings and scratches to the case. Craigslist, eBay and Amazon marketplace are the most popular options for those wishing to make a private sale.
If you prefer a quick sale without the need advertise your item, find a buyer, post your item to the buyer and take payment, then websites like musicmagpie are a great alternative. You can sell DVDs, games and CDs here by simply entering in the details of your item, and you can receive an instant quote and if the price is right, request a prepaid envelope to dispatch your item to MusicMagpie. It’s a great way to clear out dusty drawers and give your gadgets a second lease of life in a new home.