Ultimate Guide to Selling Your Old Gadgets on Gumtree

In 2021, you will be hard-pressed to find someone who’s life doesn’t revolve around technology. Whether it be for leisurely use or for work purposes, just about everyone these days has a smartphone, laptop, desktop, smart watch, gaming console, or tablet readily available to them.

While new technological innovations are exciting, it also means that our devices become outdated quicker than ever before. So, what do we do with all of our old devices? Here is our ultimate guide.

Why sell all your old gadgets now?

  1. Save them from depreciating too much by getting rid of them as soon as you get something new. Having them sit around collecting dust does no one any good. By the time you then come around to it, the device might be far too outdated to get any decent amount of money in return for a sale.
  2. It is always nice to get the latest technology. Contrary to some opinions, Gumtree has tens of thousands of adverts for tech devices that are like-new, not only older models. If you spot an iPhone newer than yours for a good deal, grab it and enjoy the benefits of new technology!
  3. Make some extra cash, of course! Who doesn’t want that? What you no longer want, may be just what someone else is looking for. Additionally, you can always use the money from the sale of your second-hand device towards a newer model.

Tips for selling

  1. Just because your gadget is not the latest, doesn’t mean you need to make the price extremely low. Do some research on Gumtree to find similar models and compare the condition to yours. You never want to be too high or too low compared to the other adverts.
  2. A good bench mark is to price at around 50% what it cost you in the first place, as long as it is in really good condition.
  3. Always add a clear, high-quality image of the device from more than one angle. Show the front and the back.
  4. Be as open and honest as possible in the description. If there are any scratches (or the like), write it down amongst the positive points you write in the description as to not affect the mind of the potential buyer. You want them to know about any issues before they make any effort to come see the product in-person.
  5. If possible, include all of the original packaging, as well as any items it came with. For example, if it came with headphones and a charging cable, include those.

What to do before you sell

  1. Back-up all of your data including contacts, photographs, videos, and music.
  2. Format the phone by conducting a factory reset. This will put the device in its original form, with no added apps or personal information stored.
  3. Remove your SIM card.

Now that you have the information, it is time to create a FREE advert on Gumtree! Head to Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) to sell your second-hand devices now.

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