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The smart move: Buying and selling used electronics

Turn that old device into cash.

April 30, 2019

Want to save some serious coin on your next smartphone, laptop or tablet?

Then consider buying refurbished electronics. Refurbished or certified pre-owned devices are like new — inspected and restored to their original condition.

You can buy them from retailers, like Best Buy, Amazon or Costco and Walmart. Or check out the manufacturer's website.

There's also a website called Gazelle, where I found an iPhone XS Max (64GB) in "excellent" condition for $824.

Refurbished items sold by most retailers typically have 90-day warranties. With Samsung and Apple they come with a full one-year warranty. Gazelle offers a 30-day money back guarantee.

Turn that old device into cash

When you do buy that new tablet, laptop, or smartphone, what do you do with the old one?

You can recycle it. Or if it's still working, you can donate it. How about selling it?

No need to hassle with placing an online ad, just take it to an ecoATM kiosk – there are dozens around the Puget Sound area – and get an instant price quote and cash on the spot.

EcoATM kiosks take a variety of electronics, including phones from Apple, Samsung and Google, mp3 players, iPads and MacBooks.

Or go online and get a quote from Gazelle.com. If you accept their offer, Gazelle will send you the box and pay for the shipping.

More Info: How to recycle, resell and buy used electronics

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