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Consumer Reports: Best ways to sell old electronics

Posted at 8:16 AM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 10:16:47-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - The tech team at Consumer Reports says don't throw old electronic devices away! They may not be the latest models, but yesterday's devices could be worth something.

"Yeah, A lot of big electronics companies, you know, when they're putting out their new products, they do a lot to make everything seem exciting and fresh," says Thomas Germain, Consumer Reports. "But your old stuff that you have lying around is still perfectly good -- and if it's working, it's a great way to make some extra cash."

There are plenty of online classified services, but if you want simple, eco-A-T-M's are popping up across the country, where you can sell M-P-3 players, tablets and cell phones. Just plug your device in at the kiosk and it will examine it, to determine the storage, the condition and the value on the market. They'll make you an offer, and if you agree to sell, voila! Cash on the spot!

Online buyback services such as: Decluttr and Gazelle work in much the same way. Answering a few quick questions gets you a price, and if you're happy, you can just print a free shipping label, box up your device and send it off.

Maybe you'll even make enough to pay off some of those holiday bills.