Wednesday, 22 December 2010
If you've got a drawer full of unused mobile phones hanging about your house, then you'll love this website, which allows you to instantly compare the resale value of your old technology from up to 29 mobile recycling companies.
At RecycleMobilePhones.co.uk you simply search for the make and model of your old gadgetry and within seconds you can see which companies provide the highest price even if the phone is broken. Useful eh, especially at this time of year, when you could be in line for an upgrade this Christmas. You just follow the instructions and send off your phone and you'll soon receive your cash. And if you're a generous type, the site even shows which companies allow you to donate the proceeds directly to charity.
I can't wait for the day when I get to swap my old Nokia N97 smartphone for some cash. I missed the opportunity three months ago, when my mobile contract was up for renewal and I decided to stick with my old phone and save money instead of upgrading. Typically, within weeks of that decision my phone started to play up, rebooting itself in a sporadic fashion combined with memory problems that stop text messages coming through, as well as blocking access to the Internet.
Now that I know I can get cash even for a phone that doesn't work properly, I'll be champing at the bit to send it off when I upgrade in 15 months time....that's if it lasts that long. If not, I'll be sending it sooner so I can invest in a reliable carrier pidgeon to deliver my messages.
It's easy to think that just because a piece of technology is outdated, broken, or isn't working properly, that it no longer has value, but this site helps to show that even very old models can fetch in a couple of pounds.
But don't just take my word for it. Go and see for yourself and check out what you could earn for recycling those mobiles that are just gathering dust at home. Take a quick gander at RecycleMobilePhones.co.uk and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Blogger disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by RecycleMobilePhones.co.uk as part of Karen Cannard's fundraising activities, where the full proceeds have been donated to the EACH Treehouse Appeal to build a new children's hospice in Suffolk. The sponsorship arrangement has not impacted on the publishing of this post or the tone in which it has been written.