When you’ve got a technological device that’s no longer of any use to you, what do you do with it? Essentially, there are a few options. Firstly, you can simply throw it away. This is a convenient solution but it’s not exactly socially or environmentally responsible. You can keep it, which is fine, but haven’t we all got drawers and cupboards full of old phones and games consoles already? The whole point of this article is to let you know that there are alternatives to the bin and the cupboard of obscurity.
Recycling is another option that seems to solve both of the above dilemmas but then there is something that doesn’t quite feel right about just tossing it in the recycling bin and forgetting about it. Granted it might be environmentally responsible to reuse all the minerals and materials used in the device to good effect. However, you paid good money for that phone or console, why should it be worthless to you now? Well, here is the good news – it’s not worthless. You just need to know where to sell it. Perhaps not surprisingly, that place exists online.
Looking online is the way forward:
Selling online is definitely the way forward for making the very most of all your unwanted technology. Look at it this way – the item is going to a new home where it will be used again. This means that the materials are not simply being tossed away. There is no costly recycling process for it to undergo in order to be renewed. Best of all, you get a little something back in return. There aren’t many times in life when everyone is a winner but this is certainly one of them.
There are lots of places to sell online. You could use one of the big auction sites or even the big online market places. However, this does involve knowing the ins and outs of how the selling process works. Plus they always take a cut of what you’re selling or charge you to list it initially. Then you have to sit there for days or even weeks waiting for someone to buy it. It’s time-consuming and boring and after a while it doesn’t seem worth the wait.
There is another option, however. If you really want to sell PSP or other games consoles, then you can do it online at sites like Music Magpie. Simply scan the products barcode or enter the details and they give you a price there and then. You can even shift your old CDs in the same way.
What’s the point of just sitting there staring at all this old technology when it could be making you money online? Wouldn’t a cheque for some money be better than a drawer full of old phones and hand-held games consoles? It certainly seems like a better idea. Selling online is really easy if you know where to look.
Robbie Richards is a writer, journalist and experienced online buyer and seller. He spends his free time trying to encourage others to make the most of their unwanted goods, encouraging them to sell PSP games consoles and other electronics online.