[campaign] Sell second hand electronics – or donate them
Kate Thornton gets advice from personal finance guru Paul Lewis on cashing in and donating old electricals.
Second hand electronics and electricals
See how much money you could make
In these uncertain times, we could all do with a little extra cash.
£125 for a games console
Many unused electrical and electronic products are hot property second hand.
£165 for a laptop
An estimated 31 million laptops are gathering dust in UK homes – chances are you have one somewhere.
Your unused electricals could be worth £620
TV presenter Kate Thornton consults personal money expert Paul Lewis and is amazed to learn the second-hand value of the electricals she has stashed away at home. Are you ready to turn your electricals into cash?
Get ready to sell second-hand electronics
Three simple steps
With a little preparation you could be quids in
Separate your unwanted electricals into 3 piles: sell, donate, or recycle.
On peer-to-peer market places you get to keep most of the sale price. Replacing a product? Many retailers now take your old one.
Expert view: the value in your second hand electronics
Now is a good time to sell electronics and electrical gear
Read the BBC’s personal money guru, Paul Lewis, with advice on turning your old electricals into cash – or donating them so that someone else can make use of them. He’s also got some great tips on how to cope financially during these tough economic times.
Did you know?
Millions of kettles not making tea is so unBritish – and the waste of resources is enough to make your blood boil. If your love for your old kettle has cooled off, why not donate or recycle it?