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To start selling, just enter the barcode on your item (without spaces or dashes) into the box below.

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Instead of rejecting items that have no resale value, Zapper can recycle them . You can declutter whilst helping the environment - just keep recycling turned on. Read more on how it works.

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Please note: Mobiles and Electronics cannot be mixed with Books, CDs, DVDs and Games in the same trade. If you have a combination of Mobiles or Electronics with other items to sell you will need to create two consecutive trades.

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How it works


1. Value your items

Get an instant valuation for your book, CD, DVD, game, electronic device or mobile phone. You can even scan it with our handy app.


2. Choose Payment

Get paid fast via Bank Transfer or PayPal. It's up to you. We always pay our customers what we offer.

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3. Pack

Ensure your items are sealed securely, with the postage labels attached. We have different size and weight requirements depending on the kind of items you’re sending,so make sure to read our packaging guidelines.

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4. Send for FREE

Simply drop off your items at a local CollectPlus store (media items) or Post Office (phones and electronics). Use our handy drop-off locator tool to help you find your nearest CollectPlus drop off point.

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Zapper is a leading UK trade-in platform. We offer instant cash valuations for your unwanted items, and we always pay what we offer. Unlike our competitors, we don't reject items that have no resale value. With recycling turned on, everything you send us is either reused, recycled or given a new lease of life. Declutter, the eco way!

Simply send us your items securely sealed with the correct labels, and we'll do the rest. Read more on our packaging guidelines.

To see what goes into recycling your unwanted items, check out our video...


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Sell Cookbooks

Selling cookbooks online with Zapper

Every house has one and every home needs one. For many people, the kitchen is the most important and sacred room in the house. At its heart, the kitchen is the meeting place of people, whether that be family, friends, students or even co-workers. Why is this, I hear you ask. Well, the answer to that is simple: Food. Like the primal animals we are, humans will always congregate around food, hoping to scavenge what they can for themselves. In our office, this is abundantly clear on ‘Pizza Friday’, when the workers of Zapper descend upon the kitchen like a pack of hungry wolves; not a pretty sight. Yet, what makes a kitchen a kitchen? What is contained within this space that give it such household status.

There are many characteristics that make a kitchen a kitchen. Pots and pans, table and chairs, chopping boards and cutlery are all things that might spring to mind. However, there is one type of object that I guarantee dwells in the cupboards or shelves of your kitchen. I’ll give you a clue. You were probably given it as a gift from your loving mother and haven’t gotten around to using it. Still not there? It will almost certainly have a big picture of celebrity on the front beaming away with their pearly white teeth. Of course, I am referring to the cookbook.

How much are my cookbooks worth

In Zapper’s humble opinion, there are three types of cookbook. Firstly, the ones which sit displayed proudly on the side with a nice cover and set of book marks. These tend to be merely for display; a clever trick homeowners employ to give the illusion that they can actually cook. The second type of cookbook is the cupboard cookbook. This sits ideally in the cupboard for days, weeks, months and sometimes even years without seeing the light of the day. Some say the pages have never been touched. The last, and by far the rarest of all cookbooks, is the cookbook you actually (occasionally) use. This might have a few stains, rips and odours, but it’s what stops you from having beans on toast every day of your life. To get a valuation for your cookbooks, type the barcodes into zappers valuation engine, or scan them with our handy app!

Now, I’m not suggesting that you get rid of anything you use regularly, but wouldn’t you say those other cookbooks could be put to better use? This where Zapper comes in. Why not trade your old or unwanted cookbooks with Zapper and fill your pockets in the process? Its as simple as putting your unwanted item’s barcodes into Zapper’s website or app and getting an instant valuation; we’ll take care of the rest. There’s no hidden costs and postage is 100% FREE of charge. So, what are you waiting for? Sell cookbooks, games, gadgets and much more to Zapper today!

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