1. ecoNew- This company powers recycling programs for a number of large retailers, including Sam’s Club and Office Depot. The focus is mostly on your old electronics, like computers, printers, and smartphones. After telling ecoNew retailers about your items, they’ll provide you with a prepaid shipping label you can use to send in your stuff. Once they’ve received it and confirmed the condition, your store credit for the respective retailer will be mailed to you.
2. UsedCardboardBoxes– If your business uses lots of cardboard boxes, they can be turned into cash with UserCardboardBoxes. After providing the site with some information on your business, they will let you know whether you qualify for payment and pickup. If you do, the company will come collect your boxes for you and give you your check. Meanwhile, if you don’t quite have high enough volume for UsedCardboardBoxes, BoxCycle offers a business-to-business exchange for buying and selling cardboard boxes in your area.
3. Gazelle– This service specializes in buying back electronics, including PCs, laptops, smartphones, and GPS devices. Similar to ecoNew, you tell Gazelle about your items and their condition, the service offers you a price, and if you agree to it, the company will send you shipping materials. Your check arrives after the company has received your items and confirmed their condition.
4. Xerox Trade-Up Program– If you use Xerox equipment in your office, the company looks to keep you a happy customer by offering a trade-up program. Much like the other programs on this list, Xerox assesses the value of your product, provides you with the materials necessary to ship it to them, and sends you your credit that can be used towards the purchase of a new Xerox product. The program is run by TradeUps, who has doled out more than $15 million to customers so far.
5. CellSwapper– This service isn’t necessarily for selling your old stuff, but can get you into a new cellphone without paying cancellation fees to your wireless carrier. Tell CellSwapper what plan you’re currently in and see what options you might be able to switch to, or browse different devices that are available by swapping out of your current plan. It’s essentially a marketplace of people looking to switch wireless plans.
6. OfficeGuild– If you want to get rid of bulkier office furniture, like desks, chairs, and file cabinets, OfficeGuild offers a large marketplace of buyers and sellers, and lets you list your items for free. It’s also a good site to check out if you’re looking to save on buying office furniture. Meanwhile, CubeKing won’t buy your old stuff, but does have an extensive collection of used office furniture that you can buy as well.
Remember, most of these services are in the business of buying back your old stuff at a discount and selling it back to their own customers or major distributors, so, you’ll likely be getting a bit less than market value for your items. But, consider the time and hassle that could be involved in trying to sell it on your own to decide whether or not these options are for you.