Decluttr is a website and app that allows you to sell your unwanted tech items, CDs, books, or even Legos for cash. It gives you an instant price evaluation, and there are no auctions or fees. It also provides you with free shipping of the items you’re selling by sending you downloadable shipping labels. The company claims that once the item arrives, you’ll get paid the next workday by direct deposit, PayPal, or check.
Bang for Your Buck
As side hustles go, this one is totally dependent on how much old stuff you have to sell. So if you don’t sell a ton, you won’t make much. If you’re just looking to make a quick buck and you’re sitting on some tech you never use, it can be a lucrative one-off monetary boost. According to reviews, the payout isn’t huge, though. This app won’t make you rich.
As a buyer, you get free shipping and a 12-month guarantee on all refurbished tech, as well as the many deals the company does daily. It has a large array of products ranging from iPhones to console games and DVDs. The site’s prices seem reasonable. However, the real lure is the 12-month limited warranty. You’re covered even if the product is faulty, which is always reassuring when buying refurbished tech.
Ease of Use
The site is easy to navigate and clearly defines between seller and buyer. You can choose which you want to be, and browse the options from there.
The app is only for the seller. Once you download it, it brings you straight into the thick of things by asking exactly what you want to sell. After you enter the details, the app quotes a price and asks you to create an account in order to continue.
It’s straightforward and quick. Plus, if you’re selling CDs, games, or books, there’s a barcode scanner available through your phone camera that gives an exact reading of the product and how much it’s worth.
In such a saturated market, Decluttr has good reviews. On the Apple App Store, it has a rating of 4.1 from 592 reviews. However, the reviews are also inundated with negativity, which makes us wonder how the rating is so high.
The company claims to provide next-day shipping, but that doesn’t seem to be true. Plus, its shipping speed (dependent on the third party it uses, UPS) is often delayed, and original offers seem to go way down after the items are received. Tread carefully.
After a lengthy FAQ section, Decluttr readily gives a contact number, open 9 to 5 Monday to Friday, and an email address. It claims to reply within 24 hours. Decluttr also has a Twitter account, but it’s not very active. Replies are delayed if they come at all.