Cash for used electronics?
July 26, 2010 4:26 PM   Subscribe

Experiences with Gazelle, NextWorth, or other cash-for-electronics programs?

I have a box of old cell phones, iPods, etc., and I recently learned that I can send them off and get money back, which would be awesome. The two sites I've seen are Gazelle and NextWorth. I'm interested to know if anyone has used these companies and whether you would recommend them to me! Thanks!!
posted by hansbrough to Shopping (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I sent a few cell phones to Gazelle, back when they were called "Second Rotation" or something like that. I mailed the phones, they mailed me money. It worked out well for all involved.
posted by tybstar at 4:47 PM on July 26, 2010

I tried getting a price quote. They literally want it for free. No thanks.
posted by antgly at 4:54 PM on July 26, 2010

I used a couple times and they were legit, no idea how their pricing compares though.
posted by haveanicesummer at 4:55 PM on July 26, 2010

I had a great experience with
posted by BusyBusyBusy at 5:20 PM on July 26, 2010

I've sold to gazelle twice with no probs.
posted by CwgrlUp at 5:49 PM on July 26, 2010

I sold my iPhone 3G to Gazelle. They had no trouble getting the prepaid box to me the very next day, but it was a week after I mailed the box back before they acknowledged receiving it, then a further week after that before they mailed the check, and yet another week beyond that before I received the check. But they did pay me what they said they would. The whole process took slightly more than a month. I would probably do it again.
posted by Nothlit at 6:44 PM on July 26, 2010

I've used Gazelle 3 or 4 times and I've been pleased with it every time.
posted by shesbookish at 7:02 PM on July 26, 2010

Had a great transaction with NextWorth a couple of weeks ago: sold my iPhone 3GS for a good price... took me longer to send it to them than it took them to evaluate it and give me my money in my PayPal account. They had the best website and biggest offering price of the sites I looked at.
posted by BaxterG4 at 9:47 PM on July 26, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks, all. Looks like I should just go with the highest bidder since there are several reputable companies. Merci!
posted by hansbrough at 9:29 AM on July 27, 2010

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