I’m going to go out on a limb, and not a very long one, and guess that you probably have some old electronic gadgets laying around. I know I do. The question is: what do you do with all of your old stuff? Throw it away?
I hope not.
If you simply toss out your old gadgets, not only are you wasting an opportunity to recoup some cash, you are also harming the environment. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to make some money while at the same time ensuring that your old gadgets didn’t pollute ground?
There is. It’s called Gazelle, and you can learn more at gazelle.com.
Here are a few of the basics:
Gazelle is a fast, easy, and fair* way to sell and recycle your electronics, and it comes especially in handy when you are looking to either get rid of old gadgets or upgrade to the latest and greatest. You tell Gazelle what your gadget is and describe its condition, they propose a tentative price they’ll pay for it (pending inspection), and if you’re okay with that then they send you a box that you can pack your item in and send to them postage-free.
What I liked best about Gazelle upon investigating them as I decided whether or not to endorse them here on MSF is the breadth of categories they have, 22 in all:
- Blu-Ray Players
- Camera Lenses
- Cell Phones
- Digital Cameras
- External Hard Drives
- GPS Devices
- Gaming Consoles
- Home Audio
- LCD Monitors
- MP3 Players
- Satellite Radios
- Streaming Media
- Video Games
Pretty much every device you could possibly have is included, meaning everyone is a potential user of Gazelle’s service.
Check it out for yourself. Even if you don’t have anything in mind right now that you know you want to send to them, it’s at least cool to know that from the very beginning the founders decided not to make money on recycling and offer it purely as an add-on service for customers. You have to respect that.
* – as with any online service, not everyone who has participated has walked away 100% satisfied. If you take a look at some of the reviews of Gazelle online, you’ll see that not all are glowing. It happens. I encourage you to do your research and make up your own mind, but for the record I did not read anything so egregious that I would not consider using their service.