While the girl in the cubicle next door might be showered with roses and chocolates all day long, the Valentine’s Day season can also be a heart-wrenching time for breakups. For instance, our relationships with consumer electronics can be passionate, but short lived. In fact, it is estimated that more than 235 million tech gadgets have been given the cold shoulder (e.g. collecting dust in a junk drawer) in American households since 1980.
For anyone with a green conscience, breaking up with your once-loved cell phone, digital camera or laptop can be a difficult process, but it’s not impossible. If you are ready to move on, here are five ways to tell your old gadgets “I’m just not that into you” with Gazelle, an easy, fast and safe way to sell or recycle unwanted electronics online.
1. “I’m not ready to commit.” – If you are a serial upgrader with a need for the latest and greatest MP3 player or digital camera, Gazelle can help subsidize your purchase. On average, Gazelle pays about $115 for unwanted gadgets via check, PayPal, Amazon Gift Card or charitable donation.
2. “I just need some space.” – If you have thousands of pictures, movies and MP3 files to store, Gazelle will not only provide some cash for a more spacious device, it also ensures that all the personal data and information on your old cell phone or laptop will be securely erased.
3. “Let’s be friends.” – If you have decided to upgrade your LCD monitor or PDA, practice reCommerce by reselling or recycling it. Gazelle makes the process as easy as Netflix by providing shipping labels and packaging for all eligible items.
4. “We should see other people.” – If you are ready to upgrade but your current gaming console or GPS device is still in working condition, Gazelle can help extend its life via reCommerce. Gazelle will find new users for your items by selling them on other retail or wholesale outlets.
5. “Look…. It’s over.” – If your camcorder or external hard drive is broken beyond repair, Gazelle can help recycle it responsibly. With Gazelle’s zero landfill policy, you can rest assured that your gadgets will not be sent to a third world country or pollute the environment.image credit: spekulator