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Old Tech Gadgets Still Worth Plenty

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Customers look at Apple iPads at a store in Shanghai on February 22, 2012.  (Photo credit: PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Customers look at Apple iPads at a store in Shanghai on February 22, 2012. (Photo credit: PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Keeping up with the constantly advancing technology can be too much for your wallet and can leave you with too many out of date devices. But, if you know where to look, there’s money to be had for those devices.

So how hard is it to check out the internet and find places offering to give you new cash for your old tech? It turns out it’s not hard at all, but you still have to be careful.

CBS Miami’s Dave Game is a long-time techie. He found several online websites offering to buy older computers, smart phones and just about anything electronic.

“You can find them pretty easily; they’re all over the Internet. In fact, some Big Box Electronics Stores like Radio Shack, will go ahead and if you buy something from them, they will take your electronics in trade. The question is, is it a good value,” Dave warned.

To get to the bottom of that answer, try to get several bids on what they’re offering and see what company offers the best price with the fewest restrictions.

Try to send back the all the devices’ accessories in the original box and make sure to erase all your private data before selling it. It’s also a good idea to insure your shipment and even pay extra to make sure it gets delivered and you can prove it.

Here’s another option to consider: Older electronics make great pass-me downs for new users who may not need the latest, greatest technology.

They also may be good charitable contributions to help lower your tax bill next year.

For more information on getting “New Cash” for “Old Tech” just do an online search for “Selling Old Electronics” on you favorite on-line search engine. You can also check out the latest selling prices on popular online auction services like EBay.

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