The Best Deal For Your Old Electronics – TradeUps, Gazelle or BuyMyTronics

In response to the post comparing TradeUps, Gazelle and BuyMyTronics, @tradeups sent through the following:

follow up… Next matrix do a comparison of how much the major tradein programs give you for your electronics. We will win. 🙂

I decided to do just that but in order to get started I needed a list of electronics that people were looking to get rid of so I asked around to see what electronics if any people would consider selling. The prices quoted are for items in a good working condition and including everything that came with it such as charger, USB cables etc. This is what I came up with:

Sony Cybershot DSC-P8 $0 $10
Nokia 9300 $31.45 $4 $26.64
Apple iPhone 8GB $119.85 $128 $106.22
xbox 360 console 20GB $41.65 $65 $52.92
Apple iPod classic 4th generation 40GB $21.25 $16 $18.08
Toshiba Satellite A105-S4004 $127.50 $208
Palm Treo 680 $36.55 $28 $22.20
Sony Playstation One $8.50 $0 $0
Blackberry 8700G $18.70 $12 $1.11
Microsoft Zune 8GB $26.34 $42 $31.64
Total $431.79 $513 $258.81

(- = item not listed in catalog)

($0 = no value but they will recycle it for you)

So there you have it, as you can see from the matrix, it was a tie between TradeUps and Gazelle. Out of the 10 electronic devices listed TradeUps offered a higher price for 5 of the items and Gazelle offered a higher price for the rest. BuyMyTronics did not offer the best price for any of the items. When it came to the best overall price for all 10 gadgets, Gazelle came out on top and offered $81.21 more than what TradeUps offered.

In conclusion it looks like it would pay to do a bit of research to see where you will get the best price before you decide on who you are going to sell your electronics to. By the way, as I was putting together this matrix I came across another similar program you might want to take a look at – YouRenew.


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