3 ways to sell your old electronics that are collecting dust

A few months ago I wrote an article about what you should do with your old cell phone. It talked about a service that Amazon offered where they would buy your old cell phone off of you. I gave it a go and pulled out a 3 year old cell-phone that was collecting dust in my closet and they sent me a check for $20.

I found a few more places online that will not only buy your old cell phones, but a lot of other electronic junk you may have laying around the house. And yes, some of them buy your broken electronic toys as well. I haven’t checked but my hunch is that selling these items yourself on Ebay would yield a higher return. But if you just want to quickly and easily unload a few old electronic items in exchange for cash, one of these sites are probably the way to go.

sell your old camerasBuyMyTronics.com

They offer free shipping and purchase old Game consoles, Cell Phones, PDA’s, iPods, and iPhones.


Gazelle seems to have the process down pretty well. It is a very easy-to-use site that also offers free shipping for your items. They buy cheap Cell Phones, Digital Cameras, Laptops, MP3 Players, PDAs, Video Games, Gaming Consoles, GPS Devices, Camcorders, Satellite Radios, Desktop Computers, LCD Monitors, External Drives, Movies, Calculators, Camera Lenses, Projectors, Blu-Ray Players, and Home Audio equipment.


This is a very simple site and they buy Desktop computers, Cell Phones, Smart Phones, Laptops, Flat-Panel monitors, Digital music players, Camcorders, Game systems, GPS, and Point and Shoot Cameras.

Do you know of any other places to sell your old electronics?

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  1. Matt Kelly

    Bob, thanks for putting this out there. I am going to send an email out to the people that have taken my personal finance class to tell them about this post. And I’ve got a couple of old cell phones too!

  2. Bob

    Ebay and craigslist might fetch a better price, but I don’t really think they are easier. Each one of these websites make it very quick and easy to turn in your items – basically just ship it to them and get paid. I am an avid ebayer and think the process is pretty simple, but it still isn’t that easy – IMO…

  3. Greg

    Thanks for the info. I did not know these sites existed. Now I got to go find some stuff to sell.