Various electronics displayed on a table

Since Covid, it’s only become easier to sell your used electronics online. But what are your options if you prefer in person transactions?  This article will show you how to get money for your used devices and electronics offline and in-person.

Buyback or Trade-in Your Used Device

Arguably the best way to quickly sell your used device offline is by selling it back to retailers. There are a lot of credible companies that offer buyback or trade-in services. Here are some of the best.

Refurbished phones on display at SmartphonesPLUS


SmartphonesPLUS is a dependable retailer that buys back gently used devices from across the country. If you live in Iowa, you can easily head over to any of their two storefronts to trade in your device. If you don’t live in Iowa and aren’t stuck on selling your device purely offline you can still send in your device for a trade-in from anywhere in the United States. They offer free shipping, fair prices, and a quick payout for your used devices.

List of accepted devices


Android devices including Google Pixel, Motorola, OnePlus, LG, Blackberry, and CAT

Samsung Devices, including the Galaxy S series, Note, Z series, and A series

Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Tablet





And more!

The best part about trading in your device with SmartphonesPLUS is that you get paid within 24 hours.

Wireless Carriers and Retail Stores

Most mobile carriers offer buyback programs to their customers. To sell your device to your carrier, head over to the store closest to you with the device you wish to sell in hand. Inform an attendant of your intentions, and they’ll be able to give you all the details regarding your specific carrier’s by-back process.

Many chain retail stores also offer buyback or trade- in services.

Popular retailers that offer buyback or trade-in services

  • Target
  • Best Buy
  • Gamestop
  • Walmart


Selling your gadgets to a pawn shop is another way to sell your electronics offline. Pawn shops will most likely offer you a price below your device’s current market value in order to turn a profit when they resell it. So, before going to a pawn shop, research the market value of your device online to avoid being taken advantage of and to negotiate a fair price.

Garage sales

Garage sales have always been a good and popular way to sell off used stuff. You can easily hold a garage sale to sell off your used electronics, especially if you have a lot you want to sell.

Smartphone displaying the Facebook app

Unable to hold a garage sale due to your location? The good news is, there are plenty of online marketplaces where you can sell your used electronics, such as Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.

Recycle Your Device with EcoATM

Recycle your used smartphone with EcoATM

Another fast, and easy way to recycle your device quickly and still get some cash is with ecoAtm. The best part of ecoATM is that you get paid instantly. Yes, you will be paid on the spot.

To receive a quote for your device, you can go to the ecoATM website, fill in your device details, get your quote instantly, and then lock it. This allows you to sell it for the same price when you go to the kiosk. You can also opt to get your quote at the kiosk.

For a better rundown of how selling or recycling your device with ecoATM works, click here.

EcoATM accepts the following electronic devices:

  • iPhones
  • Broken iPhones
  • Broken Samsungs
  • Other Apple products
  • Android tablet devices
  • Amazon readers like the Kindle Fire
  • Motorola cell phones and smartphones
  • HTC cell phones and smartphones
  • Blackberry personal data devices
  • Samsung Devices, including the Galaxy S series, Note, and more

 There are over 2,000 ecoATM kiosks in every state in the United States, so this will be a readily accessible option for most people.

In Conclusion…

Overall, if you’re looking to sell your device off the web, you’ve got plenty of attainable options to choose from. If all else fails, there are a variety of avenues you can take to sell your used device online as well that are just as safe and effective as selling in person. Regardless of which option best suits you, we hope you consider getting a quote from SmartphonesPLUS. We are credible, transparent, and offer a fast payout for your old phones and tablets.


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