Nextworth pays cash for old gadgets, helps being green

As more and more people upgrade their devices once or even twice a year, thousands of products sit unused in drawers and boxes.

Nextworth thinks it has found the perfect solution to take those products off your hands and correctly recycle any gadgets that have no value.

The service pays cash for many recent gadgets, but really old products without any resale value will get very little, or nothing.

Those gadgets without any value can be sent to Nextworth for for free, and they will make sure they don’t end up in landfills.

I took the service for a spin, checking what they’d be willing to pay for a variety of gadgets. A Nokia 1006 is worth $6.06 to them – a similar phone sells on Ebay for just $14 (minus the exorbitant fee’s Ebay will charge you, making the final profit about $11).

A Blackberry Curve 8900 is only worth $43.00 to Nextworth – about $200 less than an Ebay or Craigslist sale you net you.

That said – removing the hassle and risk involved with selling online is certainly worth something. By using Nextworth, you don’t have to worry about non-paying buyers, or other scams.

The whole process is very easy, and their web site makes the trade in or recycling process as painless as possible. Once you have found your product on their site, you describe it as accurately as possible, print a prepaid shipping label, and drop it off at the post office. About ten days later, they’ll cut you a check (if the product is indeed as you described). For products with no value, the process about the same, without the check part.

For some products the price offered by Nextworth may seem a little insulting (would you sell your 16GB iPhone 3GS for $270?), but others are very reasonable, and their free shipping and offer to recycle any gadget for free make it a very green service.