When the new iPad came out last month, I considered selling my iPad2 to upgrade to the new iPad. With my search hat on and armed with my laptop, I went off in search of a website to sell my old iPad2. After a few moments, I stumbled upon Gazelle.com, a reCommerce service helps you sell and recycle your used electronics. I answered a few questions regarding the condition and hit the magic calculate button. I was offered $300 for my iPad2. SCORE! But wait, I then when over to Buytronics, answered the similar questions, and go an offer for $350! It didn't take long for me commit to the offer from Buytronics. Apple, Best Buy, and other stores offer similiar trade in services for store credit so if you are looking for cash, make sure you check the full offer before committing.
After confirming the sell, I printed off my prepaid UPS slip and then restored the iPad2 to factory setting to erase my data. Next I packed my iPad2 in a box and dropped the package of at the Post Office. A few days later, I received an email confirming the condition of the iPad2 and my money was on its way!
Interested in selling you used iPhone3 when the iPhone 5 comes out? You will get more money for your used iPhone3 if you answer the product condition questions and confirmed your order before the Apple press conference is over. The longer you wait, the less money you will be offered for your iPhone3. The offer from Gazelle is valid for 30 days from the day you confirm the buy back amount in case you change your mind on selling the item.
Occasionally Gazelle will run a bonus code worth between 5-10% of the buy back amount. You can also get paid in an Amazon Gift Card and get another 5-10% of the buy back amount. These two offers can typically be used together. Gazelle will also buy back DVDs, gaming systems, games, phones, e-readers, and mp3 players. If you gadget is too old or they no longer offer a buy back on that product, Gazelle will offer to recycle the product for free. During the Haiti earthquark, Gazelle was accepting electronic donations to help raise money for the relife efforts.
Why have old gadgets gather dust when you can make money or help a good by recycling them?