Get cash for your old iPod

August 19, 2008 8:02:10 AM PDT
We have some good news and some bad news on the airline front. It all depends on who you fly and where you're going.Green Gadgets

David Perlman in Center City has figured out a way to go green and make some green! He clears out his junk drawer of electronics and makes cash at the same time using Gazelle.com. Gazelle will buy gadgets like old cell phones, laptops, and mp3 players!

First, search the site for your device.

David tells us, "You can select your device, and then what you do is say it's in good condition - I have original manual, cables, it powers on. And then it will give you an estimated value."

If you like the price, send your device in. Gazelle will even pay for shipping. The company will then inspect your gadget, and as long as it's in the condition you claimed, Gazelle will send you a check or put money in your PayPal account. Gazelle will recycle the device or fix it up and resell it.

David says he's made about $150 in the last year by greening his gadgets. You can visit David Perlman's website at : www.e-four.org

Venjuvo.com also offers cash for your items.

TechForward.com lets you pay a fee to lock in a price the site will pay you in the future.

MyBoneYard.com gives Visa gift cards instead of cash.

But David also points out you can repurpose your old devices. In other words, find different uses for them. For instance, you can turn your old iPod into a makeshift stereo system for a guest bedroom.

"Also, donate your device. If it's not something you can use, maybe someone else can use it. There's a lot of not for profits that can use laptops and computer and monitors and your local schools can benefit from those things. I've done that as well," said Perlman.

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On the Web

www.mygreenelectronics.com
www.gazelle.com
www.venjuvo.com
www.techforward.com
www.myboneyard.com

Attention Flyers

Delta and Jetblue have announced they will waive change fees for customers traveling on certain flights impacted by Fay, which has already battered Cuba and expected to impact Florida.

A reminder - if you're traveling on United, starting today United will charge $15 for your first checked bag. This applies to passengers traveling on an economy ticket bought on or after June 13th.

Chocolate Prices

Chocoholics listen up. Hershey has raised prices for its chocolate candy by 11-percent. The move comes as the cost of cocoa, corn sweeteners, sugar and peanuts have surged. And here's another casualty of the higher cost of certain ingredients - Cookie queen Mrs. Fields has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Apparently more people are choosing to bake at home.


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