Old Electronics-5 Steps to Sell or Recycle

Old Electronics-5 Steps to Sell or Recycle Old Electronics

Consumers trash old technology for new at alarming rates. Here are 5 steps to turn outmoded electronics into cash and provide technology for those who can least afford it

Kuzey Amerika’daki insanlar elektronik malları edinme ve elden çıkarma yöntemlerini yeniden tanımlamaya çalışıyor. Çevrimiçi bir elektronik geri dönüşüm merkezi olan Gazelle.com’a göre , yükseltmelere yer açmak için her gün 350.000’den fazla cep telefonu ve 100.000 bilgisayar atılıyor ve bu da e-atıkları yerel çöplüklere en hızlı büyüyen katkı haline getiriyor.

Think Twice Before Turning Digital Electronics Into Waste

Thrifty and green consumers are thinking twice before tossing out laptops and cellphones. Throwing away used but functional digital electronics is equivalent to throwing away cash. Recycling an electronic device extends its life – there will always be someone willing to use it.

Five Steps to Turn Unwanted Electronics Into Cash-Old Electronics

Here are five steps to make electronic equipment recycling worth the effort, while keeping dangerous electronic components out of landfills.

  1. Search websites like YouRenew.com, Gazelle.com, Flip.com, eBay, or Craig’s List to choose the best market for selling or recycling a particular brand of surplus or used electronics. Have the device on hand with the model number noted and any accessories that may be included in the sale. (Accessories may boost the value of the product). Online electronic recycling centers offer an automated offer within seconds, with checks or PayPal payments issued within 72 hours, while eBay and Craig’s List may be monitored over time.
  2. Save original packaging on all new products as a rule. But if original isn’t available, many online recycling centers offer prepaid shipping and packing materials. Once a resale or recycle agreement has been made, clean and prepare the electronic device for packing.
  3. Protect personal information. Remove SIM cards and hard drives. Erase memory from external drives. Eject inserted flashcards, cds, games from all devices before packing for shipment.
  4. Photograph the electronic device and accessories and assess the condition of each item truthfully before shipping. Keep hard copies of online transactions and communications with the buyer.
  5. Choose from gadgets that are popular and easy to resell or recycle.

Electronics That Can Be Resold-Old Electronics

  • Blu-ray players, cellphones, smartphones, iPhones, iPods, camcorders, camera lenses, calculators
  • Desktop computers, digital cameras, external hard drives, game consoles, GPS devices
  • Home audio,laptops, LCD monitors, movies, MP3 players, PDAs, projectors, RC hobby digital radios
  • Streaming media, satellite radio, video games

Keep Electronic Waste Out of Landfills-Old Electronics

Bazı tüketici elektroniği, yeniden satış pazarında pek başarılı değildir ve çevrimiçi geri dönüşüm şirketleri tarafından hemen kabul edilmemektedir. Ancak elektronik bileşenlerde bulunan ağır metalleri çöplüklerin dışında tutmak önemlidir. Kullanılmış ancak işlevsel elektronikleri bağışlamak için yerel hayır kurumlarını kontrol edin. Yerel belediye web sitelerinin yanı sıra Gazelle.com ve YouRenew.com, elektronik hurda geri dönüşümü için bayileri listeler:

  • TVS, CRT monitörler, yazıcılar, faks makineleri, bazı LCD monitör modelleri
  • Bazı masaüstü bilgisayarlar, GPS sistemleri, LCD televizyon modelleri

Tüketici Elektroniğinin Yüzde Onunu Yıllık Geri Dönüştürüyor

Less than 10% of consumer electronics are recycled or reused, according to Rich Littlehale of YouRenew.com. The lifespan of a cellphone averages no more than 16 months due to constant upgrades to newer technology. But Littlehale and his business partner Bob Casey have discovered a lucrative market for refurbished technology online. With so many options, there is no longer any excuse for pitching unwanted electronics in the trash.

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