How to Sell Used Devices for Cash from the Comfort of Your Couch

I just saw a friend’s Facebook status: her family is getting rid of their iPads.

Sounds weird to me considering I still use my iPad mini to shoot videos, schedule social media and A.J. uses it to play some games.

But I guess if you’re more tech-savvy and have smart TVs or the newest smartphone, then iPads and devices can become obsolete.

So how do you get rid of an old iPad? Your loss could be someone else’s gain! Give it away, donate it or sell it to pay for an upgraded smartphone.

Selling anything in person can get tedious because you’re taking pictures, posting on Facebook groups or Craigslist, waiting for replies, negotiating and waiting for the buyer to pick it up.

sell used devices for cash

Check out these ways to sell used devices for cash without leaving the comfort of your couch. My referral links to the following companies will earn me a small commission if you use them.


You can buy and sell used devices on in just a few clicks. Apple and Android devices are accepted.

Trade-in and Get a BONUS $10 Amazon Gift Card while supplies last at Gazelle!

Select the device you’re selling, describe the condition it’s in, accept the agreed upon amount and ship it.

If you’re looking to BUY a pre-owned device at a discount, here’s 20% off Galaxy Note 10+ 5G & Galaxy S10 5G, 15% off iPhone XS Max, and 10% off iPhone 11 Pro Max, 8, 7, 6s, Galaxy S7, & MacBook Pro at Gazelle (4/7-4/13)

Shipping Info: Use the prepaid shipping labels for free shipping!

Payout Info: Choose from a check, Gift Cards or PayPal usually in 3-5 days.

Amazon Trade-In

You probably know Amazon for all the things it sells and ships to you quickly, especially if you’re an Amazon Prime Member ($99 a year includes 2-day free shipping and more.)

Did you know Amazon Trade-In allows you to sell used devices there, books, TV’s, and game devices to earn Amazon gift cards that allow you to shop more?

Shipping Info: Use the prepaid shipping label for free shipping.

Payout Info: “Depending on your location, trade-in submissions may take up to 10 business days to arrive before your submission is processed. The packages you sent can be tracked anytime in Your Trade-in Account.”

Best Buy Trade-In

The brick and mortar store, Best Buy, wants you to stay at home when it’s time to sell your old device.

Use the Best Buy Trade-In site to describe your device and game, receive a quote for resale.

Shipping Info: Print a UPS shipping label that’s included in your estimate.

Payout Info: Best Buy e-gift card sent via email within 10 days.

NOTE: Before you sell a device, remove all your personal information and re-set it to factory settings so you don’t lose any personal information or photos.

Are you considering making technology upgrades to your home? Check out the Samsung tools in the Best Buy Tech Home I visited earlier this year.

What’s the best way to sell a used device for cash?

How will you spend the cash and gift cards from what you sell?

See our Quick Thrifting Guide for Newbies.

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About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. Robin Masshole Mommy

    This is good to know. I Have a few things I can sell, so I think I might try one of these.

  2. This is great information. I didn’t know that Best Buy and Amazon offered this.

  3. I love Gazelle. I use it for all of our old electronics. It’s a great way to get rid of our old stuff without putting it in the garbage.

  4. Oh wow. These are all great ideas. I had no idea that Amazon had a trade-in service.

  5. Wow I had no idea how easy it was to sell used devices for cash! Being able to do this from home is amazing as I don’t always have the extra time to travel off for just this reason. Will check it out!

  6. I had never heard of Amazon and Best Buy trade in before. I don’t have any devices to sell but my son does.

  7. Thanks so much for sharing this handy info! We have a few old devices and a little extra money certainly would not hurt.

  8. I had no idea Best Buy did trade ins as well! I need to look into this!

  9. We really like the trade in options at Best Buy and Amazon. It’s so hassle-free, for us, it’s definitely the way to go when we are ready to part with our electronic devices.

  10. These are awesome ideas! Such an easier way than to post on Craigslist! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Nice to know there are ways to get rid of old tech devices.
    Thanks for this information.

  12. I don’t know how i went this long without knowing that Amazon had a trade in program! I have a few old devices that i am going to look into trading in with amazon right now!

  13. Thanks for the tips Joyce. I had such a hard time selling my ipad last year on CL I wish I knew about the Best Buys and Amazon programs then!

  14. This is a great idea! I had no idea anything like this was around, but I have some old devices and even some newer ones that I could sell! So cool.

  15. I didn’t even know that these were options. What a great way to make a little extra cash without even leaving home.

  16. This is a great idea! I should check out if I have any.

  17. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Amazon Trade-IN. Very good to knwo!