Advice on selling a mobile phone

mcbroon

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Has anyone ever sold a mobile phone back to a recycling company? I've just had an upgrade and I don't want the new one, so was looking to punt it on to one of these recycling companies. Trouble is, there seems to be a bit of variation in what different sites offer and, using the maxim of "If it's looks to good to be true, it probably is" I have my doubts that they're legit.

Can anyone recommend a bona fide option, or does anyone know if the following are ok?

http://www.fonehub.co.uk/

http://www.fonebank.com/

http://www.mobilecashmate.co.uk/
 

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I used Envirofone when I got rid of a whole host of old phones that weren't really worth anything.

http://www.envirofone.com/

Had no issues and money was received very quickly.

If it was a newer phone I would consider eBay though as you tend to get more out of it.
 

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I used Envirofone when I got rid of a whole host of old phones that weren't really worth anything.

http://www.envirofone.com/

Had no issues and money was received very quickly.

If it was a newer phone I would consider eBay though as you tend to get more out of it.

+1 for this. Try ebay or Gumtree for a brand new phone first.

What phone you trying to shift?
 

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It's an HTC 8S Windows phone, still in the box.

Thought about ebay, and they're going for a decent amount on there, but to be honest I want the most hassle-free way to shift it. Can't really be bothered with putting all the details up and then waiting for someone to buy. I just want it gone.

I looked at envirophone but they're offering about 40% less than the ones I mentioned. Greed makes us consider some pretty questionable options ;)
 

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It's an HTC 8S Windows phone, still in the box.

Thought about ebay, and they're going for a decent amount on there, but to be honest I want the most hassle-free way to shift it. Can't really be bothered with putting all the details up and then waiting for someone to buy. I just want it gone.

I looked at envirophone but they're offering about 40% less than the ones I mentioned. Greed makes us consider some pretty questionable options ;)

Nothing questionable about ebay. I had a Galaxy S3 that I got and didn't want as happy with the Note (great for watching Sky Go). Mazuma offered me £110, Envirofone £90. Sold on ebay for £280 (minus my paypal fee and the £28 ebay fee) I was much better off.
Wasn't greed just not getting ripped off as that's what these "recycling" companies do.
 

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Run it through money supermarket, they will compare all the sites for you. I sold a broken iPhone 3 gs for 30 quid a few weeks ago, took me about 3 weeks to get the cash through paypal
 

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Bought and sold plenty on ebay. Get some original decent pics not just stock Internet ones and it will easily sell for mor than double what one of these guys wil give you....
 

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Nothing questionable about ebay. I had a Galaxy S3 that I got and didn't want as happy with the Note (great for watching Sky Go). Mazuma offered me £110, Envirofone £90. Sold on ebay for £280 (minus my paypal fee and the £28 ebay fee) I was much better off.
Wasn't greed just not getting ripped off as that's what these "recycling" companies do.

I didn't mean ebay was questionable, I meant the recycling companies were questionable.

Fully expect to get more for it on ebay but the attraction of the recycling is that it requires almost no effort.

Cheers for all the advice.
 
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