How to Get More Value from Your Old, Unused Devices

May 12, 2021

Saving money and the environment don’t have to be independent of one another. There are a few ways you can get more value out of your old or unused electronic devices that are taking up space in your South Dakota home or business. You can:

• Repurpose your old or used device

• Wipe the hard drive, refurbish and resell your device

Repurpose Your Old Device

There are many ways that you can repurpose an old device instead of get rid of it. Some ideas include turning your smart phone into a security camera, using it as a media remote, or repursing it into an emergency phone. For old laptops, you might consider using it as a WiFi hotspot for other devices or turning it into a home media center. For old tablets, you can use it solely as a music device, repurpose it into an e-reader, turn it into a dedicated cookbook, or use it as a secondary monitor for a PC.

There are a plethora of other devices that you can repurpose, including cameras, desktop computers, iPods, and more.

Refurbish and Resell Your Unused Devices

Before deciding to repurpose your old device, conduct an overall assessment of the condition. Some devices may still hold value and help you get money back.

Refurbishing and reselling is a great way to get the most value out of an unused device. By wiping it, cleaning it, restoring it, and reselling it, you can send an old device back into the world to be reused.

Secure Hard Drive Wiping

Before you reuse or resell an old device, make sure the hard drive is completely wiped to ensure your data is protected through data erasure.

Once the hard drive is wiped, it doesn’t have to be used for the same purpose, however. Many old devices can be repurposed to serve a new function.

SEAM provides data erasure and hard drive wiping services so you get the most value out of your device. Whether you want to repurpose or resell, SEAM can help! Contact SEAM’s expert refurbishing team to learn about electronics resale and hard drive wiping options.


SEAM provides IT recycling and data destruction services including onsite shredding and hard drive wiping to South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

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