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Continued: Minnesotans cash in by selling old electronics

  • Article by: JOHN EWOLDT , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 23, 2013 - 5:07 PM

No matter what the source, resellers still have a lot of consumers to convert. According to a Gazelle.com study, 81 percent of consumers who have purchased a new smartphone are putting the old one in a drawer or giving it to a friend or family member. “Consumers are just beginning to learn about their options,” Brauser said.

 

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  • EcoATM kiosks being installed this month at 10 Minnesota malls allow consumers to sell cellphones, MP3 players and tablets and get cash on the spot.

  • Where to sell your old gadgets:

    Here’s a sampling of options to get cash or credit for older models of cellphones, tablets, laptops and MP3 players.

    Sites

    Bestbuy.com (store credit), Buybackworld.com, Gazelle.com, NextWorth.com and Target.com (store credit). USell.com is an aggregator similar to Kayak that lists bids from multiple resellers.

    Kiosks

    ecoATM (now available in Eden Prairie Center, Maplewood Mall and Northtown Mall. Also in Virginia, Minn., Duluth, Rochester, St. Cloud, Mankato and Willmar)

    Local sources

    Pawn America and other pawnshops,

    New Uses (Minnetonka, 952-303-6943)

    How much for an iphone 4s?

    A survey of prices for a 16 GB iPhone 4s in good to excellent condition produced a range of results. All offered cash or check, except as noted.

    Bestbuy.com: $280 (store credit, not cash)

    ecoATM: $140 to $175 (based on recent sales)

    Gazelle.com: $160

    New Uses (Minnetonka): $170

    Pawn America (Bloomington): $150 to $180

    Target.com: $170 (store credit, not cash)

    uSell.com: $70 to $210 (multiple bids offered)

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