How to Make Money from Old Electronics

Gazelle turns your old electronics into cash. At their website, they ask you questions about your old cellphone, MP3 player, digital camera, etc., and they immediately tell you what they’ll pay you for it. If you like what you see, they’ll send you a postage paid envelope and you send back the item and then they send you a check. It’s a great way to clean out your closets and drawers full of old, obsolete junk.

They also offer a fundraising program called Gazelle for Good that works essentially the same way, but they’ll provide your organization, whether it’s a church, little league team or Boy Scout Troop with a customized webpage that’ll allow your supporters to send in their old electronics and you’ll receive 100% of the value of the item.

I don’t see why you couldn’t operate something similar as a full scale business. Since many local landfills won’t accept electronic devices there’s a definite market for this kind of service.

Place ads in local newspapers offering a “free electronics recycling service” in a local parking lot on Saturday. Everytime someone brings in an item that Gazelle will pay you for: great, you’ve just made a profit. If it’s an item that Gazelle will accept but isn’t worth anything, like a non-functioning first generation iPod, Gazelle will still send you a postage paid mailer to send it back to them for recycling, and you’re not out anything.

Items that Gazelle will pay you for:

  • Cell Phones
  • Video Games
  • Movies
  • Laptops
  • MP3 Players
  • Digital Cameras
  • PDAs
  • Gaming Consoles
  • GPS Devices
  • Camcorders
  • Desktops
  • LCD Monitors
  • Calculators
  • Camera Lenses
  • Satellite Radios
  • External Drives
  • Streaming Media
  • Projectors
  • Home Audio
  • Blu-Ray Players

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