When you get a new cell phone and service plan, what’s the best thing to do with the phone you are no longer using?
A. Toss it in the trash. It’s worthless now.
B. Toss it in a drawer. It might come in handy someday.
C. Sell it immediately while it has maximum value.
If you answered anything but “C,” you are losing money. So run, don’t walk, to wherever you stashed that cellphone that just came out of service and bring it over here to the computer. You’re about to find out just how much of a jackpot you hit as you check the current market value of your cell phone.
Find your phone on the list and answer a few questions about what shape it’s in and the accessories you have. Hit the “calculate” button and you’ll find out how much this buyer will pay for your old cell phone. If you take the offer, they’ll send you a free postage paid mailer box and, when the condition of your phone has been verified, you’ll get a check in the mail.
Pretty easy, right? It doesn’t really get easier than this. But notice that time is of the essence. The pricing graph for your phone shows you the historical price of your used phone and a projection of how much it will be worth in the near future. As you can see, cell phones lose value with time. They’re not exactly heirlooms. There’s always a new model right around the corner that everyone’s going to want. So if you are going to sell, the best time is right when your phone goes out of service. The second best time is right now.
How about all those other electronic gadgets taking up space in your closet? Are they worth anything. You bet they are. That unwanted eBook reader, digital camera, MP3 player, camcorder, GPS device, gaming console, satellite radio home audio system, Blu-Ray player, PDA, external drive, video game, laptop or desktop computer, projector, streaming media device, camera lens, or movie is worth cash right now. Round up all your recent vintage gadgets and check their value now. You may be surprised how much it all adds up to. And you were going to throw that stuff out, why?