When selling a gadget that's run its course, you've got two options: accept getting screwed by Creepy Pawn Shop Guy, or hassle with eBay, then get screwed by Creepy Pawn Shop Guy, a.k.a. "SuperKitten99". Avoid all that, with TechForward. TF aims to save you from curating a closetful of outmoded circuitry through their "guaranteed buyback plan": pay them a small per-item fee today, and they'll be obligated throw you cash once you're ready to unload. The deal: enter your device/its specs, and you'll see prices TF'll shell out if it's returned to them within four different six-month intervals, up to two years out -- after which Richard Dean Anderson wouldn't even hook it up to a length of pencil lead to save a kidnapping victim. Your eventual bounty could range from $50 for an iPod to $500+ for a laptop, provided the gizmo's in "good" condition ("fully functional, with normal wear and tear" -- which if it's a Toughbook should mean nothing short of nuclear holocaust). Device condition can skew compensation: "Poor" (minor functional damage, missing components) gets you only half the buyback price, while "Excellent" (fully functional, appears new) nets you an extra 15% -- without TechForward, an unattainable bonus, unless you tearfully agree to be screwed by Creepy Pawn Shop Guy.