1. Simply enter your mobile phone or gadget’s model number or name into one of our search boxes. We will show you what each trade in site pays as well as what type of service each recycler provides, listing criteria such as payment method and postal options. By clicking on one of the recycler logos you will be redirected to their website where there will be further instructions. Each recycler provides a slightly different service, but generally you will need to:
• create an order with the company
• post your mobile phones or gadgets to them
• you will receive payment shortly after they receive your goods
2. Your mobile phone will have different values on different trad in sites so have a look at our comparison grid to get the best price.
3. Most of the mobile phone trade in sites do offer ‘non-working' or ‘broken’ prices. We specify these prices in our comparison grid. Sometimes the non-working price isn't specified to us but this doesn't mean that they don't offer this price.
4. The criteria will change from company to company. Damage such as a cracked or damaged screen, or missing buttons will constitute a broken phone regardless of wether it powers on. General wear and tear is usually acceptable for the full price. It is definitely advisable to read the trade in site’s terms and conditions before sending your mobile phones or gadgets to them to avoid disappointment.
5. Occasionally we will list the prices and when you click through to the recyclers website the price will change. This I very rare as we update our prices at least daily, but if it does occur it usually means the trade in site has recently updated their prices and there has been a short delay in updating our prices. We apologise if this occurs.
6. If you can’t find your model and it is quite old, it probably means that no trade in companies pay for it. If it is a new model that you think should be worth something, please contact us.
7. We are not a trade in site, we simply compare what the trade in sites offer. We compare over 21 of the top trade in sites allowing you to get the best price and service for your mobile phones or gadgets.
8. Most companies don’t ask you (require you - as an alternative) to send in your chargers, but please check their terms and conditions before sending your mobile phones or gadgets.
9. Most trade in companies will provide either Freepost or send you a Pre Paid envelope. Many offer Free Collection for large orders too. For expensive orders it is always advisable to send your mobile phones or gadgets by Royal Mail Special Delivery.
10. It is always advisable to send your mobile phones or gadgets by Royal Mail Special Delivery, especially if they are high value. Most trade in companies will provide either Freepost or send you a Pre Paid envelope. They probably offer Free Collection for large orders too. Please carefully read your chosen recyclers postage instructions so you choose the best option for you.
11. Most trade in sites will need you to enter your mobile phones IMEI number. Some will tell you if it is barred and not accept, others may not. If you think your mobile phone might be blocked then please contact your network provider to find out if you can un-block it.
12. Each mobile phone trade in site will offer several payment options. The most common are; Cheque BACS, Chaps (same day payment), PayPal and vouchers. Most companies are usually very quick when processing and issuing payments.
13. Different mobile phone trade in sites will offer different order validity periods. The minimum is usually 14 days, with some offering up to a month. If you send your mobile phones and gadgets after the validity period, the company may pay you a different updated price or contact you with different options.
14. The International Mobile Equipment Identity or IMEI is a number - or (usually unique) or that identifies GSM, WCDMA, and iDEN mobile phones, as well as some satellite phones. It is usually found printed inside the battery compartment of the phone. It can also be displayed on the screen of the phone by entering *#06# into the keypad on most phones.
15. Most mobile phone trade in sites will on-sell the Mobile phones to China or developing countries for refurbishment and reuse.
16. Most mobile phone trade in sites offer a Data Removal tool enabling you to delete all the handsets date before you send it.
17. You can sell as many mobile phones or gadgets as you like. Happy selling!