With over 13 million UK residents now living below the poverty line and the longest recession on record rumbling on, one UK firm is helping the nation's army of gadget-loving Brits to make saving a gold medal sport. With almost £1000 per household of unwanted electronic goods being shipped off to landfill each year, e-waste recycler Dineromob.com is calling for householders to take control of their finances and sell instead of skip.
The firm takes unwanted everyday electrical items such as DVD players, computer screens, games consoles, digital cameras and laptops turning them instantly into bronze, silver and gold coins to fill the wallets of the former owners. The site estimates that every home in Britain will have at least one and as many as 10 unused gadgets lying round the house, collecting dust instead of collecting cash.
Dineromob.com provides an instant trade in, paying a fixed fee for each item, giving the owner a welcome cash boost when they decide to exchange their unwanted gadgets for cash. Typical amounts to be earned include up to £200.00 for a Sony Vaio VGN-CS Series laptop, up to £380 for a Sony Bravia KDL-40V5500 40" LCD Television, up to £75 for iPod nano 6th generation 16GB and around £76 for a TomTom one GPS. Acer laptops can be swapped for up to £300, an Xbox 360 for as much as £130 and an iPhone 3Gs for around £150.
Mark Schneider, Dineromob's UK sales director said, "All it takes is a few forgotten about Christmas presents and a laptop or games console that has been relegated to the garage or loft in favour of a newer model to see hundreds of pounds mounting up. Most of us will have at least two or three pieces of electronic equipment that we do not need or want - which is great news in the current economic climate as these formerly useless items give instant access to cash. This really helps to alleviate some of the financial stresses many families are currently experiencing."
A June report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies found that the average take home income of UK households fell by 3.1% in the period 2010-11 - the biggest drop since 1981. The IFS has also predicted that incomes will fall further in 2011-12, giving scant relief to those struggling to make ends meet. Coupled with small pay rises and pay freezes in many jobs, millions of people are also classed as being in fuel poverty or transport poverty, placing extra pressure on already strained budgets.
Dineromob is an ideal solution for those who want to rack up cash quickly because unlike selling the product independently through an auction site or similar, the sale price is agreed and paid immediately. Users log on to the website, choose the make and model of each item they want to sell and then can accept or decline the amount offered.
To find out how much you could make by recycling unwanted gadgets, visit http://www.dineromob.com.