You know the golden rule of clearing out: if you haven’t worn or used it in a full year, it’s time to let go.
Of course, selling is not always that easy. There are things in your home that are of sentimental value, of course, but there are also things that were so expensive that you can’t stand the thought of throwing money away. So don’t.
Many retailers buy used items from you so you can recoup some of their costs.
From jackets and golf clubs to books and electronics, the following buyers will give you cash or credit for your mess. Whether your clutter fills a large room or a small shelf, there is a product buyback solution for you.
Many see Amazon as the best place to sell things online. The categories eligible for the Amazon Trade-In Program include:
- Amazon devices
- Cell phones
- Streaming media player
- Home security devices
- WLAN router
Visit the Amazon Trade-In Program website and click the type of item you want to trade in to find out how much Amazon would give you for it.
If you continue with the trade-in, Amazon will pay you using the Amazon Gift Card. In some cases, you will receive instant payment. In other cases, Amazon will give you the gift certificate after receiving and evaluating your item.
Unless you live near an Amazon store that accepts trade-ins, you’ll need to package and ship your items to Amazon to be exchanged, but there are no fees. Amazon will provide you with a prepaid shipping label.
2. Best buy
Ready for the next iPhone? The Best Buy Trade-In Program takes your old one. In fact, Best Buy accepts a wide variety of electronic devices including:
- Gaming hardware
- PC laptops
- Samsung mobile devices
- Microsoft Surface devices
- Apple notebooks
- Digital SLR cameras
- Streaming media player
- Video games
- Smart watches
Visit the Best Buy Trade-In Program website and review the “Estimate Your Trade-In Value” section to determine the value of your item. Then enter it in at a participating store or online for a Best Buy gift card.
GameStop accepts several elements, including the following:
- Video games
- Game systems
Drop off devices at a local GameStop and choose cash or credit. Note, however, that trades – which are listed on GameStop’s trading website – change frequently.
4. Half-price books
Sometimes it pays to hold onto things so that you can sell them later. Half Price Books buys all types of:
You can sell your goods in a store – but not in a point of sale. Half-price books give you cash.
Patagonia is so committed to reducing waste that the outdoor gear retailer created Worn Wear. Here you can buy carefully used Patagonia clothing and luggage or exchange your own Patagonia clothing and luggage for credit. Trade-ins are accepted in Patagonia stores and through the mail.
You can use the funds in Patagonia Stores, Patagonia.com and WornWear.com.
You will receive credit towards the business through the Staples Tech Trade-In Program. Eligible trade-in items include:
You can visit a Staples store to make the swap or do it all online. If you choose the latter, Staples will provide a free shipping label so you can send the used item to the dealer.
The Target Tech Trade-In Program allows you to exchange the following items for a Target Gift Card or PayPal account balance:
You can submit your item or search for a participating business.
Attention golfers: TGW (The Golf Warehouse) takes old clubs.
TGW’s online trade-in process includes free shipping. As soon as your trade-in has been received, TGW will send you a gift voucher.
Gadgets to Gift Cards is Walmart’s trade-in program for used electronics, including:
- Game console
- Voice speaker
First, visit the Gadgets to Gift Cards webpage to find out how much your device is worth. You can then send it with a prepaid shipping label. Once the trade-in is approved, Walmart will give you the value of your device on a Walmart e-gift card.
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