Depending on how old it is and what condition, I recommend that you try and sell it, recycle it, or give it to charity.
Several years ago, I sold my mom’s really old laptop on cash for laptops for $70 and it was really easy working with them. They sent a shipping box and everything. Now, Best Buy has a webpage where you can submit information about your gadget. They will tell you the value, give you a gift certificate or recycle it for you if it has no value.
In any case, you must wipe out your personal information. You might have passwords, tax documents, contacts, personal photos, home videos or other sensitive data that you don’t want falling into the wrong hands.
The most Important thing for you to know is that deleted files are not really gone – they’re just hidden. Anyone who knows what they’re doing can find them.
To keep your information safe, you need to permanently wipe it out. I won’t go into all details here because it’s pretty technical and not of interest to most people.
However, if you want to know all the details, I’ll be happy to teach you. Or, if you don’t want to know, I’ll be happy to do it for you.
I’m sure you’ll have questions about your new device that I can answer as well.