5 Sites To Make Money Selling Old Gadgets

If you have a number of tech gadgets lying around your house that you’ve contemplated giving away or throwing out, think again. There are numerous sites that allow you to trade in or auction off your unwanted devices, which we’ve rounded up below. 


With Gazelle, all you have to do is fill in a questionnaire about your gadget, after which the company will send you a prepaid box to send your item in. Apple products are mainly accepted, including iPhones, iPads and iPods. 

ebay instant sell

Ebay Instant Sell enables you to send in old gadgets even if they don’t work. After locating your item and accurately describing its condition, Ebay will have your gadget sent out at their expense. Once its condition has been verified, you will be paid via Paypal within 5 business days.

buy my tronics

BuyMyTronics is a subsidiary of GameStop and accepts used and broken gadgets, which is quite uncommon with many other trade websites. They accept all manner of tech products, including ebook readers, GPS systems, smartphones and tablets.

best buy trade in

With Best Buy Trade-In, you can trade in your old gadgets online or in-store. You will be credited with a Best Buy gift card according to the condition of your item. 

amazon trade in

Amazon Trade-In accepts many kinds of products that include books, video games and movies. You need to accurately describe the condition of your item so that Amazon can assign it a proper value. You ship the item to Amazon at the company’s expense and once the item’s condition is verified, you will receive an Amazon Gift card.  

If all else fails, try recycling websites such as Greengadgets.org, eStweards, and 1-800-Recycling.com