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Over the last week I came across a couple of handy services that let users sell their old or broken iPods, cell phones and other gadgets. These aren’t a marketplace-style website but services that WILL buy your gadgets at a sound price. Since we haven’t seen anything of this kind before, I decided to run a quick comparison and see how they stand against eBay. Actually both of the services were already covered in MakeUseOf Directory, but in case you missed it, here is a quick overview:

(1) BuyMyTronics (previously BuyMyBrokeniPod) – Sell used (and even broken) iPods or iPhones at a competitive price. Regardless of your gadgets model or condition they will take it. Service is simple and straightforward: (1) Enter your gadget’s model and condition, (2) Get an approximate price, (3) Ship it to provided address in Colorado, and (3) Receive funds within 24 hours after it arrives at designated address. More …..

(2) SecondRotation – Same as BuyMyTronics, but also buys Mp3 players (iPod, Creative, Zune, “¦), mobile phones, digital cameras (Canon, Olympus, “¦), camcorders (Sony, Samsung, “¦), GPS devices, and gaming consoles. More ….

To see how they stack up against eBay, I ran a quick test by comparing prices for 4GB iPod Nano, assuming it’s in fairly good condition and still has all original accessories like box, and cables. This should give a basic overview on what you can get with each of these services.


Sell Old iPods

You’re responsible for covering shipping costs


Sell Old cell phones

Shipping costs included

Sell Old mobile phones

You’re responsible for covering listing charges and final value fees.

It seems that BuyMyTronics offers a better deal than the other two. If you consider all ebay-related hassles and fees, I think it’s fair to list SecondRotation as a second choice. On the other hand, when it comes to selling all other gadgets besides iPod, SecondRotation is still the place to go to. So, here you go, you got two easy services to cash-in on your old gadgets.

  1. Sarah
    November 19, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Will you like pay for them?
    There was this site i can't find it anymore but like they payed for your ipod liked buy it and then they get rid of it for you?

  2. dennis
    July 3, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Hey. I use to sell our company phones on. I stick to them because they have always paid me. Plus now they have a free shipping label sent right to your computer. Its cool!

  3. Lisa Sanders
    March 10, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    I use to sell my phones. I have used several of the other sites but now I don't even check the other sites and go straight to sellmyoldcellphone. They have a real simple site that is quick and the shipping is free and they email you the shipping label so you don't have to wait. They do a good job.

  4. Brett Mosley
    November 6, 2007 at 7:34 pm Changed its name to to reflect an expanded focus of the website into Used, New and Broken iPods and iPhones and soon other electronics.

  5. Brainiac
    October 23, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks, I have a number of gadgets I wanted to get rid of for a long time now.

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