A few months ago I wrote a post about selling your old electronics online and of the services mentioned was Second Rotation. As of the 28th of July, Second Rotation changed their name and services to Gazelle. The re-branded site features new upgrades which make using their service easier and more enjoyable.
As a start they have enhanced their search tool which includes an improved calculator that displays the value of items over time. I put in the details of my cell phone (Samsung z400) and the price it came to ($42) was pretty good considering that I got it for next to nothing.
They have more product categories to choose from which increases the likelihood of you finding the item you want to sell. If the item you are trying to sell is not in their catalogue they will research it for you and make a personal offer within 3 to 5 days.
Another great feature with their upgrade is the introduction of a referral system where you earn $10 when a referred friend sells at least $50 worth of items to Gazelle. Their referral system lets you send out email invitations or put links on social networks and blogs so even if you don’t have anything to sell you can still make some money.
As far as shipping items goes, it is free within the United States via their partnership with UPS and USPS. They accept and pay for electronics from outside the U.S. but in this instance they do not offer free shipping. Payments for items sold and referrals are paid out via cheque, PayPal or the money can be sent to a non-profit organization of your choice.
Gazelle is doing their bit in being kind to the environment by buying used electronics and recycling electronics that no longer have a market value. They are a green certified site which is of importance for the many people around the world who are trying to keep it clean and green. Instead of just throwing away your electronics or hiding them in a box for years and years until you eventually throw them away send them off to Gazelle and not only do your bit at trying to keep the world clean and green but get paid for it.