With mobile phones becoming the everyday must have product of modern times with over 5 billion users worldwide in 2010, ever changing models are creating a mountain of discarded older phones. Unlimited web access and endless apps have even made new phones quickly redundant and it is estimated that every household has at least 3 unused mobile phones sat in a drawer somewhere, with little if any chance of ever being used again. Typically these are then simply thrown away during the next Spring clean which is neither any use to the environment or to your pocket. With many new models costing upwards of 600 it will come as no surprise that when your upgrade comes around in as little as a years time, there is still a significant value attached to your old phones sometimes as much as 450 waiting to be cashed in. It seems a shame to waste this especially when it can be put towards something useful, like your new phone or going on a holiday for example.
What is the best thing to do and how do I sell my old mobile? you may well ask.
Instead of waiting for that tidy out when your old phone may well just be thrown in to the bin destined for a landfill, why not sell it and receive the cash?. It is well documented that mobile phones contain harmful chemicals, so you will be doing your little bit for the environment too. Auction sites used to be the weapon of choice for some people who want to sell mobile phones, but many have reported very disappointing results and only receiving a fraction of the true value.
A tried and tested method of receiving the full value is to compare the entire network of phone recyclers, and this can be done all in one place. When you have a ready market there all competing for your mobile phone, you are guaranteed to get the best value for it.
All of the major recyclers offer a price for most makes and models of mobiles phones mainly for one of two reasons, either to retrieve the valuable components from within the phone or to refurbish them for further use. With the seemingly endless rise in commodity prices in recent times, precious metals such as silver can be retrieved together with semi-precious metals and other components such as flash drives, all of which have a value. In recycling these elements, companies can make huge profits in controlling the entire process from start to finish so they are all battling for your business, earning you up to a 40% premium between one company and another.
Many recyclers also refurbished the phones wherever possible for immediate resale at lower prices or as replacement phones when there has been a technical issue with an existing handset, either way, you are in a great position when you come to sell your old mobile.