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8 Surprising Places That'll Give You Money for Your Old Electronics

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Got old or unused electronics lying around? There are lots of different ways to get cash or gift cards for your used electronics! You can use the cash toward the latest model of your fave tech products (Because who doesn’t love saving on electronics?) or you can just pocket the dough. It’s a win-win.

We compared the trade-in value of a box of our (real life) unused electronics at eight different places.


1.⭐Amazon Trade-In

Amazon offers a trade: your used electronics for Amazon gift cards.

  • iPhone: $87.47
  • Kindle Fire: $10.00
  • PS4: $124.00
  • PS4 game: $2.29
  • iPod nano: $58.00


2. ⭐Staples Technology Trade-In

At Staples you can trade in your phone at participating Brick and Mortar stores or online for Staples gift cards.

They’ll even send you a prepaid shipping label so you don’t have to pay to ship your phone to them.

  • iPhone: $80.00
  • Kindle Fire: $5.00
  • PS4: Doesn’t accept gaming consoles
  • PS4 game: doesn’t accept video games
  • iPod nano: doesn’t accept MP3 players



3. Best Buy Trade-In

You can trade items in for Best Buy gift cards either online or in-store.

This is really useful when you want to upgrade your phone, because you can use your Best Buy gift card towards new phones or tablets.

  • iPhone: $21.00
  • Kindle Fire: $3.00
  • PS4: $120.00
  • PS4 game: $5.00
  • iPod nano: $31.00



3. Gamestop

Gamestop offers gift cards or CASH for your used electronics! Gamestop works a little differently than the other major stores offering trade-ins.

Instead of mailing your phone in, you get a trade-in estimate from their website, print it and take it to your local store.

  • iPhone: $70.00 credit or cash
  • Kindle Fire: $5.00 credit or cash
  • PS4: $125.00 credit or $100.00 cash
  • PS4 game: $2.20 credit or $1.76 cash
  • iPod nano: $20.00 cash or credit


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5. Walmart’s Gadget to Gift Cards

You can trade in your electronics for Walmart Gift cards through the Gadget to Gift Cards program.

Just mail in your device for free, and you’ll receive an electronic gift card as soon as your items are evaluated by the Walmart team.

The benefit? Walmart is everywhere and carries almost everything.

The downside? You have to mail in your device; there’s no in-store option.

  • iPhone: $60.00
  • Kindle Fire: $0.00
  • PS4: Doesn’t accept gaming consoles
  • PS4 game: $7.21
  • iPod nano: $31.00

6. Target Trade-In

Get Target gift cards when you trade in your old devices, in-store or online.

Target will even send you a free prepaid shipping label if your local store doesn’t offer the trade-in program.

Recently we tried out Target’s Trade-in program.

  • iPhone: $57.00
  • Kindle Fire: $5.15
  • PS4: $75.00
  • PS4 game: $1.57
  • iPod nano: $18.50



7. ⭐Craigslist

The amount you can get for your electronics through Craigslist varies by city, so it’s hard to predict the exact amount it’s worth.

But Craigslist can get you a lot of real cash in your pocket if you’re willing to do the work to list and sell it.

  • iPhone: $125.00
  • Kindle Fire: $55.00
  • PS4: $300.00
  • PS4 game: $25.00
  • iPod nano: $30.00


8. ⭐eBay


eBay is probably the best place to get the most cash for your phone, but the costs do add up.

Using eBay takes the most time and energy. Plus, you’ll need to subtract PayPal fees from your profit.

  • iPhone: $160.00
  • Kindle Fire: $20.00
  • PS4: $220.00
  • PS4 game: $20.45
  • iPod nano: $30.00

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