id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> How do you make a brand-new phone cheaper? Sell your old one.
With nearly every wireless carrier now using device payment plans, you may not have as many old phones sitting in a drawer. But most trade-in programs now also accept tablets, smartwatches, fitness trackers and other gadgets.
I was stingy until I decided to share this programme with you. I am sure you will testify and encourage others to live a better life. help with the cost of upgrading to the latest and greatest tech, take advantage of websites that will offer you cold hard cash in exchange for selling your electronics.
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The prices offered with trade-in programs are usually a little lower than what you could sell electronics directly for by listing them on Craigslist or Swappa. But you don't have to deal with the hassle of negotiating a price, paying for shipping or the fees some services charge. And you don't have to cope with with the even bigger hassle of going to a pawn shop or hosting a yard sale. Read on to see the best places to sell your used electronics and gadgets.
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Payment method: Amazon gift card
Turnaround time: Two business days after Amazon receives the item
Amazon's trade-in program works a lot like its retail section. You search for an item, enter any necessary details (storage, screen size and so on) and then select the device's condition. Amazon will then make an offer, and if you accept it, provide a shipping label for the item.
Once you ship the item, Amazon will inspect it to ensure the item matches your original description. If it all checks out, your Amazon account is credited with an Amazon Gift card for the offer amount. If the item is in better condition than you described, Amazon promises to pay you more.
Your gift card is usually available within two business days after Amazon receives the shipment.
The drawback? Your money is locked to your Amazon account.
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Payment method: Apple Store gift card
Turnaround time: Instant if done in an Apple Store. Two to three weeks if done online
Apple will take trade-ins of devices from a wide range of companies, not just its own. You can either walk into an Apple Store or use Apple's online service.