If you’re short on cash AND time this holiday season, there’s an easy way to earn a few extra dollars without picking up a full-fledged side hustle. Today I am going to break down How to Use Decluttr to Trade in your Old Electronics. It is a super-easy way to get rid of your extra electronics and make some extra cash!
If your house looks like mine, you probably have a host of books, toys, or electronics that your kids have outgrown or no longer use. You could sell them on eBay or Craigslist, but that involves taking photos, creating listings, and coordinating with buyers. This all costs time and headspace that, let’s face it, we just don’t have much of during the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
Using Decluttr, you can convert old books, electronics, movies, and more into cash without all the trouble of selling it yourself.
Decluttr is a company that offers you money for your old electronics, DVDs, gaming consoles, and other stuff you have lying around your house. They accept a wide variety of items, models, and brands – even if they’re not in perfect condition. They then refurbish the things they buy and sell them on their website and in other countries.
With all the scams out there online, this is a fair question. Decluttr is a legitimate business, rated highly by the Better Business Bureau, Reseller Ratings, and Trustpilot. In the eight years, they’ve been in business, they’ve paid over $300 million to 6 million customers in the US and the UK.
Converting your old junk into cash is easy and streamlined with Decluttr. Here’s how the process works.
The items that tend to fetch the highest prices from Decluttr are tech items, including:
While you can sell tech that is in rough shape, you’ll get the most money for items that are in good working order with some life left in them.
Other items that you can sell to Declutter include:
CDs and DVDs should be in scratch-free condition with the jewel case and artwork still intact. Decluttr buys authentic Legos by the pound (they pay $1 per pound at the time of this writing). Prices will vary widely on these items, but as a rule, the newer and better condition the thing is, the more you’ll make for it. Decluttr does not accept older technology items like cassettes or vinyl, nor does it take incomplete or pirated items.
It’s worth noting that Decluttr won’t return your DVDs and CDs to you if their condition doesn’t make the cut. So make sure only to send in media that you’re okay parting with or that is in mint condition.
With tech items that aren’t accepted, however, you’ll have the option to have Decluttr ship the item back to you (at no cost) or to recycle it.
There’s virtually no downside to getting rid of your unwanted media and tech items with Decluttr. You don’t have old copies of albums you don’t listen to or games you no longer play cluttering up your shelves and drawers. And your wallet will be a little fatter to help out with holiday gift-giving.
It is a great way to put extra money back into your budget or to save extra money to put into your emergency fund.