Have Gadget Regret? Download These Genius Apps to Turn Your Tech Into Cash

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Do you still have your old iPhone sitting dead in a drawer? Or an old desktop computer you never seem to use? If so, you’re holding onto what could be a nice pile of cash.

Fortunately, there are numerous apps that make it easy for you to sell your ancient devices, so you can finally get rid of that clutter — and get a payout too. Download these apps now to start selling your old phones, tablets, computers, game consoles and more so you can make money off these hidden sources of income.


Sell your old cellphones, video game consoles, computers and other electronics on 5miles, an app launched in 2014 that aims to make buying and selling locally easy, safe and fun. To start selling, take a photo of your product and enter a short description, and your posting will be shared with thousands of buyers in your area within seconds.

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Cashify specializes specifically in selling used tech, including mobile phones, tablets, laptops, gaming consoles, TVs and iMacs. Unlike other apps where you set your own price, Cashify will help you determine the best selling price based on the age and condition of your device, as well as the current market price. Once you accept a price, you can arrange to have your old tech picked up for free — and you’ll get paid instantly, all without having to wait for a buyer.

CPlus for Craigslist

Craigslist is one of the original online marketplaces, but it can be hard to browse on a mobile device. CPlus for Craigslist makes the site more mobile friendly, making the displays simpler and better organized. You can also post your unwanted tech to sell directly from the app.


Decluttr promises to pay the best price for your old tech and makes it easy for you to turn your cellphone or game console into fast cash. First, enter the make, model and condition of your tech device to get an instant price quote. If you agree to the price, Decluttr will send you a shipping label by email or mail that you can use to ship your item for free. Once your package arrives at the Decluttr warehouse, you’ll receive payment by direct deposit, PayPal or check, or you can choose to have the money donated to charity. 

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EcoATM aims to make it easy to recycle your old, unwanted devices by allowing you to drop off your tech at a kiosk and receive cash instantly. With the app, you can get an instant price quote and find your nearest ecoATM when you’re ready to sell.


You can sell anything — and we mean anything — on letgo, one of the largest and fastest-growing apps to buy and sell locally. The app has hundreds of millions of listings, so you’ll be in good company. To sell your unwanted tech items, all you need to do is upload up to 10 photos of the item you wish to sell. The app is free to use, so you’ll get to keep all the profits.


To sell your old cellphone, Xbox controller or other electronics on OfferUp, download the app and take a photo of the item with your phone. Your post can be live in 30 seconds, where it will be shared with local people looking to buy. Interested buyers will be able to securely contact you through the site’s messaging feature to negotiate price and set up a time to meet.

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