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Next time something breaks, you may want to hang on to it. Electronics can bring in serious cash on eBay, even if they do not work! You might be surprised at the amount of money some rusty old items can bring. The links below are completed listings and show the price items have recently sold for.
Check out a few of the broken things you can sell on eBay…
- Broken Phones: iPhones take the lead here, but there are many others as well. Older phones tend to do better in lots.
- Broken Remote Controls: Smart Remotes are on the higher selling end but you can bring in a nice amount from vintage remotes as well. TV repairmen often buy and fix vintage remotes since many customers typically do not want to learn new remote controls.
- Broken Camera: Broken vintage cameras can bring just as much cash as newer models.
- Broken Speakers: Broken speakers ranging from portable Bluetooth speakers to huge audio speakers.
- Video Game Consoles: The older the better.
- Broken Headphones: Beats Headphones appear to be the biggest moneymaker in headphones brands.
Odds, Ends & Knick-Knacks:
- Broken Door Knobs: Crafters love broken door knobs! There are so many adorable projects to be made with vintage doorknobs – just look at all of the ideas on Pinterest.
- Broken Jewelry in a lot such as gold or necklaces: If you have a lot of jewelry, you probably have a drawer or an old jewelry box with odds and ends just waiting to be cleaned out. Anything from broken necklaces to buttons and pins can bring in money, especially in a lot!
- Broken Watch: From vintage to modern styles, broken watches are consistent sellers on eBay.
- Broken Musical Instruments: String instruments in need of repair appear to do very well.
- Broken Eye Glasses: Higher end frames seem to do especially good, as well as lots of vintage glasses with gold frames.
Kitchen, Tools & Crafts:
- Broken KitchenAid Mixer: I do not hear of KitchenAid Mixers breaking too often, but if you happen to have one, they hold a whopping 50% of their value – even broken!
- Broken Coffeemaker: Keurig and Espresso machines are especially good sellers. Even broken machines tend to return about a third of the cost, which is pretty amazing!
- Broken Tools: Power tools such as name brand drills, saws and impact wrenches are consistent sellers. Sets of wrenches and sockets do well in lots too.
- Broken Sewing Machine: I was honestly shocked at the amount of money people pay for broken sewing machines! Many sell for well over $100.
Outdoor Sports Items:
- Broken Fishing Rods: Don’t toss those broken fishing rods until you check eBay. Brands vary greatly!
- Broken Binoculars: New and vintage broken binoculars have equal selling potential.
- Broken Knives: Broken pocket knives in lots can do very well.