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How to Recycle Your Laptop for Money

Blog > How to Recycle Your Laptop for Money
Posted: 
April 23rd, 2022

Okay, be honest now.

How many electronic devices do you have piled up in some obscure location in your house because you replaced them with a newer version?

How many times have you replaced your laptop, and then kept the old one with the intention that you would somehow use it or sell it for parts?

Have you ever had good intentions of doing something with your laptop, only to find it months or years later gathering dust? Where does it end up? Possibly, in a landfill. 

The Life Cycle of An Average Laptop

According to The World Counts

“We generate around 40 million tons of electronic waste every year, worldwide. That’s like throwing 800 laptops every second.”


While this fact is disturbing, this isn’t just about the waste – it’s about you and your relationship with your laptop.

Think about the timeline of this relationship:

  • You invest money in a laptop computer. (Cha-ching!)
  • You use it:
    • For maybe three years, or 
    • until it gasps its last breath, or 
    • until you realize you need (or really, really want) a technology upgrade.
  • You find a new laptop, fully intending to do “something” with the old one, such as:
    • Donate it to a cause, or
    • sell it online, or
    • strip it for parts; or,
    • (more likely,) forget all about it as it gets stored somewhere in your home.



Recycle That Old Laptop – And Get Money Back!

What if we told you that you could do something better with that old laptop? Such as getting a top branded gift card from places where you already shop, earning you up to 20% more value than the average payout for your device?

That’s right: you can earn more than you expect!

How to
All it takes is a few simple steps.


How to Get Gift Cards For Your Old Laptop


Step 1:
Find that dusty old laptop. It’s got to be around here somewhere.

Step 2: Use the Ncentiva trade-in questionnaire, powered by Phobio, to tell us about your laptop (or any other device). We’ll give you a trade estimate.

Step 3: If you like the estimate, accept it. Phobio will send you everything you need to ship your laptop at no cost.

Screech, Halt—Send it?!!
If your first thought was “how to do I trust that my laptop won’t just disappear, and I’ll
never see any money??” – that’s where the reputation of Phobio comes in.

Phobio was founded in 2010 to “be the most transparent and trustworthy company in the
trade-in industry.” That’s why we trust them, and you will, too.

Feel better? Okay, back to the steps.

Step 4:  Once we’ve received your laptop, a team of experts will inspect it. They will give you a final confirmed value. Then you will receive an electronic gift card for the company of your choice.

Step 5: Go on a shopping spree. Yes!


Gift Cards For Brands You Already Love


The cool part of this is that we work hard to get the gift cards from stores where you already want to shop. Think Apple, Google, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and so much more.

And, depending on which one you choose, you can get 20% more than the final estimate that we give you!

By simply digging out that old laptop, you can trade it in, get great value, and make room for things you’ll actually use.

What do you have to lose – besides clutter?

Start Your Old Laptop Trade-in Today with Ncentiva


Your laptop’s new journey begins with a visit to Ncentiva to get price estimates for your stuff. It’s that simple!

If you have any questions, reach out to the Customer Care trade-in team, and learn why trading in your old laptop for branded gift cards is way better than letting it gather dust!

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