The Secret to Getting More Money for Selling Your Old Tech

The Secret to Getting More Money for Selling Your Old Tech

Taryn Williford
Jun 10, 2010

The best way to keep your place from being cluttered is to stick to an out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new policy. And when the "old" is a TV, stove or washing machine with a little life still in it, there's money to be had in re-sale. But here's one tip you may never have thought of that can get you a bit more cash from Craigslist.

In an article on "How to Afford Anything," Ken Rockwell gives you the tips on how he can afford to keep buying the newest camera goodies. Part of his plan is to make big bucks on the re-sale of his old cameras, and he offers up a little tip for getting the most bucks:

I never throw away my boxes, and in fact have never even opened the printed manuals and software for my years-old Nikon D70 with the view of eventual resale. I get all the software and manuals online.

If you keep all the packaging for your laptop or smartphone intact and reference online versions of their owner's manuals, you'll have a lot more to offer a potential buyer—and you'll get a little more cash than those bozos selling their microwaves wrapped in a trash bag.

We love iFixit or Manuals Online for their extensive manual libraries.

Just make sure that when you're snapping pictures for the online listing, you include the box and unopened manuals. And check out our Home Hacks post, How To Sell Your Stuff on Craigslist Through Photos, for more tips.



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