Today instead of throwing old electronics away or recycling them, trade them in. There are some places online that you can send your old electronics too and receive cash. Some stores will allow you to trade your electronics in for credit on another product in their store. If you are trading in an outdated phone or just want to upgrade phone stores may take your older phone in for an upgraded model and give you credit toward the newer one. Some stores may buy your old electronics for cash.
If you are considering trading in your electronics check out several stores before making your decision as to which one you want to do business with. You want to check out the ways that you will be paid for your used electronics, which could be trade or cash. You want to see which store will off the most for your used electronics. Some stores that take electrics as a trade in may accept the device if they are not functioning but others will only accept electronics that function.
This is an important tip when you trade in electronics. Some stores or even online websites are willing to pay you more for the electronics than other stores. Large retail stores may offer store credit on anything in the store or just on electronics that are identical to what you have brought in for trade. Some electronics are more popular may pay more online than they do in brick and mortar stores but then you need to see if they pay for shipping or if you have to pay for it. Also, make sure that if you are trading in for store credit that the store has things that you want to use your in-store credit to buy.
Beware of online trade sites
Make sure that if you are going to trade your electronics in that the online site is reputable, especially if they are going to pay you for the electronics. If it is a company that you have never dealt with before check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there are any registered complaints, look for a phone number on the website, and call them. If someone answers the phone there is more of a chance that the site is legitimate. If they offer you an amount that is much higher than other offers you have received and they ask you to ship the electronics and then you will receive money they may not be legitimate.
It is best if you trade your electronics in a store for either credit or cash to ensure you are not sending them to an online website that is not going to pay you and just take your electronics.