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I have some old phones and a laptop lying around that I have not used in quite a while, and I'm not sure if they even work anymore. How should I go about getting money for these items? I will provide pictures and whatever info I can on request.

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Ebay.

Describe the item. If they still work or not. What is included with the item (charger, etc) as well as plenty of pictures.

Depending on the item's size, weight and your location, you can estimate shipping fee with your carrier of choice on their website.


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Refurbish and sell them as whole on eBay or take them apart and sell them for parts on eBay. 
Or any selling site. Some local ones don’t take a fee while eBay takes 10%.


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

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If you have no interest in trying to use them (and fix them if necessary), flip them on eBay, Kijiji, etc.


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Basically as everybody else said.

 

However, if youre within the US I would like to plug myself. I run a small local business refurbishing devices and giving them away to kids who cant afford them, have been out of stock almost consistently since COVID started and nobody is getting rid of anything at the moment due to the economy.


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14 minutes ago, BerenElendil said:

I have some old phones and a laptop lying around that I have not used in quite a while, and I'm not sure if they even work anymore. How should I go about getting money for these items? I will provide pictures and whatever info I can on request.

 

a) Craigslist, if you just want to get rid of it

b) eBay if you want to recover any money, but it costs to list items, and people tend to complain about shipping costs

c) recycling facility or electronics recycling depot, generally anything sent here is just straight up destroyed if it's not working.

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12 hours ago, SenKa said:

Basically as everybody else said.

 

However, if youre within the US I would like to plug myself. I run a small local business refurbishing devices and giving them away to kids who cant afford them, have been out of stock almost consistently since COVID started and nobody is getting rid of anything at the moment due to the economy.

What kind of stuff do you take?


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5 hours ago, Video Beagle said:

What kind of stuff do you take?

I can't take all in one computers, or monitors. Its a simple logistics issue with inability to properly dispose of them if i end up having to. But, other than that i haven't ran in to anything else I've had to turn down. Laptops, phones, tablets, desktops, ect...


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