Cash For Old Cell Phones - Compare Services
Why not get cash for old cell phones after upgrading rather
than stick them in the
drawer?! There are a number of services currently
available, and it's not always immediately obvious which one or ones
are the best. Use
the table below to compare a few popular companies that offer cell
phone recycling services. In fact, some will also recycle
gadgets as well (ex. tablets, iPods, digital cameras, and even PCs).
listed what I believe to be the most important information when making
a recycling decision. Gazelle is by far the most popular and
well known service, however, that doesn't mean that they'll give you
the highest price. If you have first-hand
experience with other companies that offer cash for old cell
phones that you think should be added, please feel free to Contact Me
I recommend that you compare the price of each phone you have
with each of these services, and of course choose the one that will
make you the
business days after inspection
2 business days of inspection
|You pay shipping
||Undefined; need to
submit request & wait for email quote
|They pay for shipping
||Within 48 hours of
payment following inspection
It's important to emphasize that if
you have a
relatively new phone or other electronic gadget (let's say six months
old), and you research the
prices on these various recycling services right away, you can get some
pretty decent money for a phone that you would otherwise have let rot
away in your closet or garage. However, if you hesitate for
even a month, the value of your phone will truly plummet.
if you're the type of person who is upgrading your phone very
regularly, getting cash for old cell phones using these services can
really be a wise and rewarding experience.
Even the average person who upgrades our phones every 12 to 24 months,
can get get some worthwhile cash with very little effort. If
it's many years old, however, then chances are that the money
get from these services will be pretty pathetic (speaking truthfully!).
Even an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy smartphone that's
condition could be worth only a few dollars after two or three years.
So what's the point I'm trying to make? The point
you should act quickly when it makes sense to, and don't expect too
as your phone gets older.
Lastly, you could try
selling your phone on eBay, however, you'll have to work much harder to
undertake that process, and you'll also have to manage to buyers who
may not be happy with the condition of the phone, or who later run into
unexpected problems despite your warning of "Buyer Beware - Buy As Is"
type of statements. You may also consider just recycling your
phones for the sake of the environment and not worry about getting
money for them at all. You can usually drop them off at any
wireless store, Best Buy, or even use the services above to have them
send you a recycling envelope or box. Your reward will be
the environment! Also, many donated phones that are in good
working condition end up being donated to people in need, so taking the
effort to proactively recycle them is really worthwhile.
worth noting is that some wireless carriers are offer
buy-back programs, though expect their price to be lower than these
other third parties, because they tend to sell the phones to a third
party who will either in turn re-sell them or recycle them.
sometimes this is a easy and quick option, and certainly a better idea
To learn more about the general phone recycling process, and getting
cash for old cell phones head over to Cell