Tuesday, January 4, 2011

dusty electronics be gone!

Good evening all!

I just spent the last hour looking through my box o' tronics and I found three old, nonworking cell phones. Talk about collecting! I haven't used my old Blackberry Pearl for at least 3 years now.

What inspired me to look through these old gadgets was a tiny tidbit in this last Sunday's Chicago Tribune Sunday section, Get cash for you old gadgets.

I checked out three of the recommended sites that offer cash for your old electronics, and fared pretty well considering two of the three cell phones I have are not in working condition. In total, I will get back $32 for all three phones once I send them in, and shipping is free. I got the best price from Green ebay, where I will send two of the phones, and am selling one phone to Buytronics.

I know $32 isn't a whole lot of money, but it's free money to me since these things have just been sitting around in a shoe box for months to years, traveling with me from place to place, when I have no need for them. And it's not all that easy to find an electronics recyclers in the area. Plus, I don't have to drive anywhere! I just have to print out a shipping label and send these old phones on their merry way to a new life.

So if you are like me and are trying to simplify your life in 2011, I suggest you do a little closet purge yourself and check out that article for some tips to get you started.

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