Dead tech refers to technology that is obsolete, outdated, or not used anymore. When people think of dead tech they often envision console television sets, 8-track tape players, rotary phones, or slide projectors. Many of these items are considered vintage collectible. Other items are still highly desired because a segment of the population still uses them, and because they are hard to find in retail stores. Consumers searching for dead tech, especially accessories and refills often go to Amazon to find exactly what they need. Many of these items can be found at estate sales, thrift stores, and flea markets, because the owners don’t know the items have value on Amazon.
Some profitable dead tech items that have a high resale value:
Polaroid instant film
All items listed above must be in brand new condition, in the package, to sell on Amazon. Be cautious selling items that are very old or not in stellar packaging. Film, typewriter ribbon, and VHS tapes can corrode with age and even though new in the package, can be disintegrated inside. Always do your research before buying anything to sell on Amazon. The competitive environment changes quickly.