Check Out Possible Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Old Electronics

Cellphones, tablets and even computers may have a resell value worth considering.
2:40 | 06/01/15

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"Gma" on the money. Today hidden money that could be in your desk drawer, attic, we're talking about cell phone, computers, tablet, all that you can turn into cold hard cash. ABC's Linzie Janis shows us how. Reporter: New Jersey mom Liz L lentis Alexis, a full time job and website on the side. So finding time to clean is no easy feat. But lucky for her -- My husband is away this weekend. And it's a perfect time for spring cleaning because he's a little bit of a hoarder. Reporter: Hidden in this house buried treasure. Old electronic gadgets that could turn into extra cash that Liz could use for an early father's day present for that husband. It's not necessarily something that he fees like he'd splurge on right now. Reporter: Enter Joanna stern, "The Wall Street journal's" tech guru with advice on how to turn old devices into serious dough. Joanna's first tip use websites like gazelle or glyde to Selleck tron nicks even if damaged. Just plug in your device info. You have the iPhone 4s. Reporter: These sites tell you what it's worth. Gazelle buys straight from you. They put the money in your account. Reporter: While glyde posts your items on line for purchase by others. They tell you when to sell. Sell now because the price is likely to fall in seven days. Reporter: Tip number two, need instant cash? Head to the food court. You can actually go to an ecoapm instead of online shopping and get cash on the spot. $30. Reporter: In Liz's case glyde appraised it for $68 and tip number three, it pays to compare prices. An original iPad, 64 gigs and gazelle is saying that they will pay you $20 for it but glyde is saying they think you should sell it for $60 on their site. Reporter: Between Liz's old macbook. $117. Tablets, phones and digital cameras, Joanna finds a whopping $427 worth of hidden cash and that's money to put towards her husband's new laptop. Dolly. Reporter: And treat Alexa to a new toy too. So one website estimates Americans have $47 billion worth of unused phones alone just lying around the house so time to start rifling through some drawers. Absolutely. Congratulations, you got married. Thank you very much. I did.

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