Trade in old devices for cash

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February 2, 2010 2:13:46 PM PST
If you have a drawer full of old electronic devices, you might be able to trade them in for cash through a new website.

The site is Gazelle.com.

"We like to say it's as easy as one, two, three," says Kristina Kennedy, a spokesperson for Gazelle. "You just go to Gazelle.com, get an offer for your item there on the website. We send you a box and you send it back to us and you get paid."

Gazelle takes electronics in 20 different categories.

"We take 20 categories of electronics. So, pretty much most things that you're going to have," Kennedy explains. "Everything from laptops to digital cameras to mp3 players, even flat-panel monitors and desktop computers."

They also take gaming systems and Blu-ray disks.

You can find out how much your gadget is worth by entering its description. And shipping it won't cost you anything.

For example, a 3G iPhone, with 8 gigabytes of memory, in good condition, would be worth about $130, Kennedy says.

A Blackberry Pearl could get you $80 to $100.

And Gazelle says you should have your money in hand in about a week.

"We'll send you one of five payment options," Kennedy says. "You can select a check, you can receive your payment by PayPal or select an Amazon gift card or a Walmart gift card. Or you can even donate the value to charity."

Even if Gazelle won't pay for your device, they'll take it off your hands and recycle it. If it has value, Gazelle will re-sell it through their eBay store or another re-sale outlet. To check out Gazelle.com, click here.


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