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Gadget recycling worth £800 per household

29th May 2012 Print

Startling new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that the UK double-dip recession is worse than was originally thought, with a downwards revision in the fall in gross domestic product from 0.2% to 0.3%. With two consecutive quarters of negative growth, soaring unemployment and a flat economy, many households have been left wondering what else they need to do to make ends meet. With the Foreign Secretary William Hague recently suggesting that we all need to 'work harder', one gadget recycling firm is offering a ray of hope to bankrupt Britain.

Innovative e-waste specialists, Dineromob offer cash for unwanted gadgets such as iPods, games consoles, laptops and desk top computers. It recently estimated that of the £200 million pounds worth of re-saleable electronic waste that fills the nation's landfills each year, the typical household could make as much as £800 by selling rather than scrapping.

With environmental concerns mirroring economic ones, gadget recycling has become a hot topic in recent months but many householders still do not know enough about the service to cash in. Mark Schneider, UK sales director at Dineromob said, "Most homes will have at least one or two items such as an old laptop or unused ipod that is no longer wanted and has been left to gather dust. With the recession confirmed, we'd encourage everyone to spend half an hour gathering together the electrical equipment they no longer use and rather than just throwing it out, contact us instead. It's surprising how much a few gadgets can add up to and as we give a cash payment for each item received, we can provide instant relief from money worries and help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill each year."

Dineromob will buy a host of gadgets and electronic items including unwanted Blu-Ray players, gaming consoles, camera lenses, LCD monitors, GPS, hard drives, e-readers, computers and audio equipment. A laptop computer in good condition may be worth an average of £150, while an iPod Nano could fetch as much as £55.

The web site lists each product it will buy, provides manufacturer and model numbers to choose from and then gives an offer for each product. The seller can then accept the offer, add their details and arrange for their device to be collected. The service is designed to be much easier and quicker than trying to sell products independently online through auction sites. Simply offer the product for recycling, accept the price and get paid.

Mr Schneider added, "Many of us are increasingly turning to new ways to make money as the recession tightens its grip. Gadget recycling is a great way to turn unwanted items into cash and help the environment at the same time.

To find out more about trading in your unwanted gadgets for cash, and to find out how much your items are worth, visit