Sell old electronics, buy makeup and clothes!

I’m not sure how I’ve NEVER sold any of my old electronics – be it cellphones or laptops – I always tend to give it away to family members or have it hang about in my so-called junk drawer until it becomes totally outdated and unusable. 


Now, if you’re like me and your junk drawer is your storage area for your old electronics, why not sell them and perhaps use the cash to buy clothes or makeup? Having more money for clothes and makeup would make me reeeeaaally happy! 

Depending on the electronics you’re selling, you can make anywhere between R500 and R6000, depending on the brand and model of the item you’re selling. 

Also, if you’re not sure how much to sell your electronics for, particularly your laptop, Gumtree has a really nifty laptop price checker tool that allows you to easily check the average fair value of the laptop you’re trying to sell. 

All you need to do is go to the laptop price checker page, select the manufacturer and model of your laptop and BAM! Gumtree will automatically give you the average going-rate for your laptop, so when you decide to sell yours, you’ll be certain that you’re not selling it for less than its actually worth. 

What’s also cool about the tool, is that you can use the sliding scale to input the price you want to sell your laptop for (whether above or below the average price) and the tool will show you how fast or how slow your laptop will sell.  

Take for example an Apple MacBook, the average price, via the laptop price checker tool, is R5638.09. But if you set your price at R6200, it will take you ages to sell – well, at least that’s what Gumtree says! 

So if you’re looking to sell your old electronics, for extra cash to spend on makeup and clothing, be sure to consult the laptop price checker tool or alternatively the phone price checker when setting your price. And then whether you decide to post an ad on Gumtree to advertise your electronics for sale, sell it to a private buyer or trade it in at a cash-crusaders, it’s up to you – just make sure you don’t undervalue your goods. Because, you know, more money received=more makeup and clothes purchased.


*Please note images used do not belong to me or 

**The post was posted in collaboration with Gumtree, however all views and opinions expressed are my own.  


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