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3 best places to sell your old gadgets

Could that pile of old electronics gadgets cluttering up your office or basement actually be worth some money? To get a sense of the market, I looked up the prices I might get for a used iPhone, iPad, Kindle tablet, and Samsung phone at eight of the bigger buyback services.Three companies stood out in this tryout; the best one for you will depend on what you’re selling, its condition, and a few other factors. As the chart below shows, prices can vary quite a bit. They can also change over time; I checked twice and got different numbers.Amazon: Best for random gadgetsAmazon lets you trade in a wide variety of electronics, including items you won’t find on many other trade-in sites, such as external hard drives, routers, and speakers. You can also sell a laptop, though if it’s older, you won’t get a big check.Gotcha: Once your gadget trade-in is processed, you can’t change your mind.The payoff: An Amazon gift card is deposited to your account after the item is accepted, usually within tw...

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