Turn Your Old Mobile Phone Into Cash

September 10, 2018


Old mobile phones are worth money

If you are like me, chances are you’ll have a few old mobile phones tucked away somewhere in your home. You may even have several old iPad tablets lying around.

Statista’s latest 2018 data showed that 95.36% of Americans aged 18 to 29 owned a mobile phone. They are followed closely by 30 to 49-year olds (92.65%) and 50 to 64-year olds (72.71%).

The life expectancy of a mobile phone or device usually is 2 years. That means there must be many old mobile devices in American homes. These devices are not likely to be used again as their owners move to newer and better models. They are locked away in cupboards or hidden inside boxes. These electronics have value. Owners can trade them for cash.

Cash? That’s right! Your old mobile phone, tablet or camera can all fetch money. Read on to find out how.

What mobile devices can you sell?

Smartphones, Androids, and Tablets have value in the resale market. So do iPods, digital cameras like GoPro, smart TVs, and smartwatches.

If you have the original box, charger, cables, manual and software, the device could probably fetch a lot more cash.

Where to sell?

Many resellers that will trade cash for your devices and gadgets. These include pawnbrokers, cash converters, second-hand stores, and others. If you do not have the time to visit one of these brick-and-mortar establishments, then you can consider selling the item online

To sell online, you can, do it yourself by posting an ad on eBay or you can use an online trader.

Online buyback traders are quite easy to find. Type in a keyword phrase like ‘sell old iPhone’ and a dozen or so websites will appear in the search engine.

Why sell online?

For a start, online is convenient. Most online buyback traders will also give instant quotes for your item so you will know how much you can make. They pay cash and buy both damaged and undamaged electronics.

Some of the things most businesses will buy include Samsung Androids, iPhones, iPads, iPods, Smart TVs, GoPro, and so forth.

How to find the right buyback trader

When you are sourcing for the best trader, have a look at their website to see the list of items they want to buy. That way you will know that you have an item that has value to them and you’ll not be wasting your time.

Check out the transaction process. You want something that is uncomplicated. Most sites will have easy-to-use pull-down menus to automate the transaction. They may also have drop-off depots or free postage mailing options so you can easily dispense of the device.

An important thing to do when choosing the right trader is to check the testimonials on their website. Word-of-mouth authentication is probably the best way for you to work out if you can trust the trader.

Now that you know your old mobile phone, tablet, smartwatch, TV or digital camera is worth cash, you may want to go through the house this weekend and see what treasures you can find. You never know. That old junk in the drawer may just be able to fetch you some cash.