Get Paid for Your Old iPhone

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That old iPhone 4 could mean big bucks at Photo: Flickr/Yutaka Tsutano

The iPhone 5 hits stores on Oct. 14. And if you’re one of many iPhone addicts counting down the days, you may be faced with a disposal dilemma. What should you do with that old iPhone 4?

Electronics reCommerce company Gazelle is teaming up with to give you an answer: Recycle it for cash!

The Electronics Trade-In program at is currently offering customers up to $250 in eGift cards for iPhone 4 32GB models.

And the program isn’t just for iPhones. Customers can trade in a wide variety of old, unwanted electronics – including cell phones, laptop and desktop computers and cameras – in exchange for eGift cards ranging from $5 to $1000.

In an effort to keep e-waste out of landfills, Gazelle collects working electronics and sells them to retail and wholesale outlets for reuse.

Even electronics that are broken or otherwise have no value can still earn a few bucks in eGift cards, and each piece will be responsibly recycled by Gazelle.

To recycle your iPhone or other unwanted device, simply answer a few questions, and an online calculator will determine the value of each item you want to trade in.

Then download a pre-paid shipping label from Gazelle, and ship your items to them at no cost. They’ll inspect your devices and email you an eGift card within seven days.

An easy recycling solution and some extra cash for holiday shopping? Talk about a win, win!

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