Need a few extra bucks this summer? That’s nothing a little house cleaning can’t help. Grab those old cell phones, tablets, iPads, and Apple laptops because–whether they’re working or not–they’re worth cash!
Gazelle.com offers fixed prices for working equipment. Enter the gadget information (model, operating system, memory) and condition. Gazelle will give you an immediate quote that is good for the next 30 days. Then send your device to receive a check in one week. iPhones get a great return rate ($310 quote for an iPhone 5), unless they are too old. The 3G and 3GS are no where on the menu, but still an option to sell on Craigslist.org.
If your gadget is in questionable to broke-down condition, you may still get lucky. Check to see if your local mall offers EcoATM. These automated kiosks pay cash on the spot for used or damaged cell phones and tablets. The kiosks are equipped with software that recognizes equipment models for over 2,000 devices, as well as detect damage and flaws (scratches, cracks, etc). Each sale requires a scanned photo ID and a thumbprint to deter people from selling stolen items. Get an estimated quote for your phone or tablet device online.
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