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Why you shouldn't throw away your old phones, consoles and computers

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If you're planning to do some sorting during the Christmas holidays, that's a good thing. However, don't be too inclined to throw everything away too quickly! Indeed, that computer that's a few decades old stored in the attic or your first phone that's gathering dust in a drawer could perhaps earn you a lot of money.

Like certain Pokémon cards from our childhood which, today, are sold for considerable sums, it is in your best interest to check the current value of your old electronic devices before throwing them away permanently .

Relics worth fortunes

Ah… Nostalgia. Like a real Proust madeleine, some collectors are ready to put up colossal sums to afford a remnant of a time that those under 20 cannot experience. If you still have the famous Nokia 3310 lying around somewhere at home, or a Motorola Razr V3 or a Sony Ericsson W810i, they can earn you a few dozen euros. Or even a few hundred euros if they are new, in their original packaging with their accessories.

16 years after its release, the very first iPhone is now a collector's item. So much so that some collectors are ready to spend 2 to 3,000 euros to get their hands on it in 2023. The rarest versions of this original iPhone can even be sold for up to 100,000 euros. The best thing, of course, is to have this relic still packaged, like new. We'll let you type “iPhone 2007” into eBay to get an idea… If, by chance, you have a Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, the very first cell phone launched in 1983, you can get between 3 and 40,000 euros for it.

It’s the same thing with video game consoles. The nostalgia is perhaps even more vivid with these devices. Thus, Nintendo's iconic NES and SNES can be resold for tens of euros. The first PlayStation, if it is new and in its packaging, can earn you a few thousand euros. It's even more lucrative if you managed to get your hands on a special edition at the time.

Likewise, old computers should not be thrown away without checking their value. Collectors and fans of the Cupertino company are ready to spend a good sum to obtain the first Apple Macintosh released in 1984. And if it is still functional, it's the jackpot for you.

So, don't throw away your old electronic devices without checking their value. You might bite your fingers… Depending on their condition, their rarity and demand, you can get a good price or even a fortune. It would be a shame not to check before committing the irreparable.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116