Re-commerce or trading in old and outdated electronic items for a price is not a common practice in India yet. But with more and more people wanting to buy the latest in technology, dispensing old gadgets safely is important. And its all the more better if you can make some money while doing it.
There are a number of reputed sites out there doing brisk business in trading old devices.
Most websites work the same way - register once, search for the device you want to sell on the site (most have a predefined price list of gadgets that are taken back), get the quoted price for devices in working condition and finally, print the shipping label that needs to be stamped on the gadget parcel, which you will have to ship to the site.
With only international websites offering the buy-back model, users from India will have to bear the shipping costs (free for those in the US).
Even though prices offered depend on the time, market demand and the condition of the gadget, putting your old gizmos on sale is a good idea.
With new technology of a certain year turning obsolete the following year, we bring you some online resources - which let technophiles sell their outdated and unwanted devices for some cold, hard cash.
Text: Priyanka Joshi, Business Standard