How exciting it is to find ways to get rid of clutter in your house. I have been “freecycling” for a while now, and I love passing on items that I know I won’t use but someone desperately needs. Now, thanks to money saving mom, I found a way to trade in your electronics for money.
Money Saving Mom posted a few weeks ago about trading in your old cell phones and ipods for amazon.com gift cards. For the life of me, I don’t know how I missed it. I ended up giving away 2 of our cell phones within the past few weeks for soldiers to use overseas. THEN, I gave away a brand new cell phone that I got from my former employer, to my sister for a fundraiser they are doing at her school. I thought all hope was lost, until I remembered that I still had my motorola cell phone I retired for my new black jack. To top it off, I still had the manual, the charger and the battery intact! I ended up putting all of the information into the trade-in site, and found out that little phone made us 18.00! to think, we were just going to give it away…
Now, just to blow my mind, I saw today that MSM also posted about Sam’s club giving away gift cards for any computers or electronics traded in through a sister site that is all about being eco-friendly. I decided, for spits and wiggles, that I would put in the information for my very first camcorder. We never, ever use it anymore, so why not? After I put in all the necessities, I found out that they are willing to give me 26.00 for it. I almost spit out my sweet tea. I remember how much I spent for it, and the fact that I got it about 6 years ago. I didn’t expect it to be worth anything.
So, in the matter of 2 hours, sitting on my little bum, I have made 44.00 to use towards the rest of our Christmas gifts, or even better, towards so goodies to give away to my readers :o)
Oh, wait, did I tell you the best part? FREE Shipping! Once you finish giving all the information, you print out a pre-paid label to put on your goodies. Now, for me, it’s totally free because I have boxes, packing tape and mailing paper here, but if you don’t, you may have to spend a little to get those items. I can’t wait to get these things out of my home. They are taking up prime real estate. And it doesn’t hurt that I’m getting paid to get rid of them!
Edit: I was just informed by a cyber-friend of mine that Costco also has a program like this. Go here to check it out. Thanks Saphira!