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Looking to watch out for your wallet while also watching out for the planet? Instead of tossing out your old electronics, why not sell them and get cash back? Better than those ‘mail in your old gold for cash’ schemes, electronics are viable resources that can be used by others to make bigger and better electronics. Everyone knows that it’s a good idea to recycle, but not everyone knows exactly how much damage electronics can actually do to the environment.
The same person that carefully saves away batteries might also throw a calculator, digital camera, cell phone or even a laptop in the trash without thinking twice. The chemicals in those batteries and machines are just as bad if not worse than the ones found in a standard battery. Why not do the right thing for the planet and get paid for it then? The reward certainly beats the $0.05 to $0.10 that you get back for recycling a can, and it’s almost twice as easy to recycle electronics and sell laptops for cash.
How can it be that recycling a laptop is easier than an old soda can? For one, when you sell a laptop for cash the buying company only requires you to go online and click off a few buttons about the make and model. Then, an envelope or other packaging arrives at your door into which you put the laptop, and done! Now, the hardest part is waiting around for your check to arrive in the mail so you can go buy more soda, or even put the money towards a new laptop!
When recycling a soda can you have to rinse it out which can be sticky and gross, put the can in a bag or box, put the bag or box in your car, physically drive to the nearest recycling plant or grocery store, and wait in line individually depositing each can. The rewards will be somewhere between $2 and $10 dollars (on a big can recycling day) and will probably be slightly less than or equal to the amount of gas money you wasted driving to the recycling facility!
Obviously, doing the right thing in the case of laptops is far more rewarding and far easier than recycling a can. Everybody with a laptop already knows how to get online, so taking care of the first step to sell laptops for cash is easy. Encasing the laptop in the packaging might present a bit of a challenge, but the average person can have a wild loose laptop tamed and packaged in 5 to 10 minutes flat.
That makes the whole process equal out to about 20 minutes of your time, in which you never have to leave the house! What could be easier than that! If only other things in life were as easy as it is to sell laptops for cash, then people could make money from home all the time. Before heading out and buying a new laptop, or tossing your old electronics in the trash, go green both for the environment and for your wallet and sell old laptops for cash.