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Your vintage video game systems, old iPods and disco-era TVs could be worth big bucks

The thing with technology is that while it is new when it comes out, at some point it becomes a relic. Even the coolest, greatest thing to be invented eventually gets replaced or upgraded, which is fine.

Generally when we buy something new, the older one gets kicked to the curb. Things take up space, and why keep something around when we have zero use for it anymore?

Besides, the last thing we want to be is some kind of hoarder so it makes sense to throw things out. That is especially true if they are broken, but if not it is not a bad idea to donate them or try to pawn them off on someone else via a site like Craigslist or at a garage sale.

Yeah, that may have been a mistake

Much like the baseball cards that were put into bicycle spokes back in the day, the tech we disregarded because of its age could now be worth quite a bit. Especially if it’s in good working condition.

It’s not surprising, really. Vintage items have always been popular, and when it comes to tech, it’s rare things last long enough to reach that status. When some do, people want to track them down.

Not sure what people are looking for?

Video game systems

Old video game systems are very, very popular. In fact, the older the better. Be it a Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Game Gear or whatever, odds are there is someone out there who would like to buy it.

It’s not easy to find one in working condition, let alone a system that is pristine. Yet, they are very much in demand, which is why if you have one and feel like making some extra money, now might be a good time to sell.

Record players

There is something special about listening to songs on vinyl, even though there are newer, higher-quality audio devices available. You can still buy new record players, but people desire actual, older devices.

There is something classic about their look and sound, and anyone who really appreciates music will absolutely want one of these in their home.

Early-era iPods

Nowadays most people have iPhones, but remember before those existed it was the iPod that took the world by storm. Since their release there have been many different versions and colors, all of which boasted different features.

In their early day iPods were about music and music only, and while improvements have been made people still miss the simplicity the initial versions had to offer.

Phones from long ago

When was the last time you saw an honest to goodness old phone? Not an old cellphone, and not even an old cordless phone. But an actual, old, rotary-style phone.

It’s probably been a while, and that’s because we have reached a point where many better options are available. Nostalgia can lead people to do crazy things, so if you have one of these lying around you may be in business.

Other old stuff

While some items are more sought after than others, the truth is there is probably someone somewhere who would pay actual money for anything you own. Maybe someone wants an old TV to turn into a fish tank or other type of furniture, or perhaps a photography enthusiast wants that really old camera to add to their collection.

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