How to buy and sell electronics on eBay or Craigslist

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Most of us have some old electronics tucked away. You may kid yourself that you’re going to use them again, or feel like it’s not worth the hassle of selling, but you could be sitting on a gold mine. Let’s face it, they aren’t doing anyone any good slowly depreciating on the top shelf of the wardrobe, in the back of a drawer, or stowed in the garage.

Your best chance of getting a good price is to sell them now and to sell them directly to a buyer through eBay or Craigslist. There’s no doubt that trade-in deals and big chains that buy used electronics are easier to deal with, but they will not pay much. If they can’t flip your electronics for a profit they won’t buy them at all.

There’s a roaring trade in used smartphones, tablets, laptops, and all sorts of other electronics on eBay and Craigslist, but you need to be smart to maximize your profit.

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