15 Items in Your Home That Are More Valuable Than You Think
The average family has about $10,000 worth of unused items in their home, says Cari Cucksey, host of HGTV's Cash and Cari. She and a few other experts reveal what to look out for.
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Tablets and Smartphones
Many major retailers are making it easy for you to resell your old tablets, cell phones and other electronics. Best Buy
, Amazon>, GameStop
all have programs that allow you to instantly get a price quote for your old gadget and sell it to them in exchange for a gift card or credit toward an electronics purchase. Amazon and Walmart offer the most—up to $300 for an old tablet—and most companies will base the resell value on a few key questions: Is the screen cracked? Does it turn on? Is it fully functional? Are there any dead spots in the LCD display? Your tech toy doesn't have to be in mint condition to be resold, and most companies will give you a price quote online immediately—no haggling or hustling necessary.