There is an enormous demand for smartphones, tablets and Macbooks around the world, especially in emerging markets. Many consumers aren’t familiar with trading in or recycling their old phones and computers, so as a result, there tends to be a pile up of used technology in a drawer somewhere in the house. If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to turn those old phones and computers into quick cash, there are a few companies making the process simple.

Gazelle is the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in website, having bought and sold more than 2.5 million devices from more than 1 million customers. offers cash for buying your pre-owned consumer electronics. The site accepts used, unwanted, and even broken consumer electronics like smartphones, iPads and other tablets, and Macbooks. The process is easy, just look up your old device on and receive a cash offer. Gazelle sends packaging materials and pays shipping costs. Then just wait for a quick payment by your choice of check, Gift Cards or PayPal. You can also buy certified pre-owned electronics at discounted prices at Gazelle.

ecoATM kiosks offer another way to get instant cash for old, unwanted, electronics. It’s easy to find one at many stores and malls nationwide. Simply plug an old smartphone or tablet into the machine and receive cash for it right from the dispenser! It’s also a great way to safely dispose of broken phones so they don’t end up in a landfill. Pricing varies based on make, model and condition of the phone, tablet or mp3 player. The specific condition of each individual phone is carefully determined by the ecoATM machine vision system, electrical diagnostics, and artificial intelligence system in order to get the best price available. If the device has no cash value, ecoATM will responsibly recycle the device for the owner.