Posted on: April 18, 2022 Posted by: AKDSEO Comments: 0
Selling and Recycling Electronic Gadgets

It seems that almost every day, a new gadget or gizmo arrives on the scene to tempt us to part with our hard earned cash in exchange for the promise to ‘make our lives easier’. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with this and as the electronics behind these devices becomes smaller and more intelligent, it means the gadgets themselves become smaller, faster, more efficient and more functional.

With the pace of electronic advances seeming to increase almost exponentially, the laptops, netbooks, digital cameras, sat-navs and iPods that have served us well for the last year or so, suddenly feel rather dated and cumbersome.

Take, for example, the recent clamor for the Apple iPhone 4. Even with months left on the contracts of existing phone users’ contracts, their old 3GS’s were being cast asunder to make room for the shiny new version of their beloved handset. If you were in the market for a second hand iPhone, the chances were that you were able to pick up a quite the bargain on auction sites such as eBay.

The desire to have the latest and greatest has started to spread quickly amongst the ranks of other consumer electronics products. With the prices of laptops, netbooks, MP3 players, et al, lower than ever before, these products have become almost ‘throw away’. Gone are the days when we’d only upgrade our gadget when the old one was on it’s last legs, the battery had seen better days, or it was several years old and becoming obsolete.

Of course, what this all means is that there are now draws and cupboards across the land starting to fill up with old, unwanted, or broken electronic gadgets, gathering dust under piles of socks! Most people are probably under the impression that their device is so old it’s worthless, and in some cases, they may well be right.

A quick trawl of eBay, or similar auction sites, is a good place to start to see if there’s any intrinsic value left in that aging iPod you got for Christmas, all those years ago. Now, up until recently, this, or the classifieds, was pretty much the only option available if you wanted to try and get some cash for that old gadget. Worse still, if the item in question couldn’t find a new home, chances are it was just tossed in to the bin, destined to end it’s life decomposing in the earth beneath us.

Luckily, there is now another option. Like the raft of mobile phone recycling companies that have sprung up over the last couple of years, many of these recyclers will now buy or recycle that old gadget from you, so all is not lost. It’s certainly the best option to take if you were just thinking of binning it as not only might you get a few quid for it, but more importantly, it will be either sold on to customers in the developing world, or if broken, dismantled and properly recycled in line with the WEEE directive.

Just as there are mobile phone recycling price comparison sites, so there are now gadget recycling comparison web sites, to make sure you squeeze every last penny out of that Canon or whatever, you have taking up valuable drawer space. So, it certainly pays to check one of these sites out if you are looking to sell one of your old gadgets to make room for the latest and greatest instead.

Howard hates clutter and loves being green. He recently had to sell a laptop to buy a new one so made full use of gadget recycling companies.