It’s estimated that 93% of UK adults own a mobile phone - just over 49 million people that’s a huge number but the number of people selling them is far lower. The reason being can be said to be the hassle to go through the selling process. Selling a mobile phone online can be a time-consuming process as you have many options and sometimes, they are confusing. It’s just like most of the services online, there are so many suppliers that its hard to go on with one full heartedly. I think the best way is to find out who can offer you the highest amount and then the next step is try to find out who has the best customers reviews online.
The better the reviews the easier it is for you to decide who you should go with. I recently wanted to sell my Samsung J3 and I followed this process. To my surprise it was not only easy but also hassle-free straight forwards process. The process becomes much complex when you have to sell a defective mobile phone. I had to sell a broken iPhone 7 and to my surprise there weren’t many suppliers who would pay me a justified amount of money. Whichever online recycling company you choose to my experience, it much better and straight forward than to selling it to a shop or via eBay. Its much more time consuming and full of issues. Because from my experience I have found out that eBay fees and postage fee slashes your margin especially when you have to post the goods offering a free postage. Other than that, another advantage of selling your mobile phone online is that you get paid without being worried about what if the mobile phones get faulty at a later stage and the buyer demands a warranty. In most cases it gets messy when you sell it through auction websites but selling it to recycling website makes things much straight forward. The same rule applies when you want to sell other gargets such as gaming consoles or laptops. You should always use the recycling company with best reviews. There are many companies online with poor reviews and they are the ones who offer the highest price but always end up breaking their promise which is often reflected in their reviews. But in my opinion the case is much different when you are selling a retro mobile phone especially if its in a mint condition. I have recently witnessed a friend who sold a 20 years mobile phone for more than £400 on eBay as it was still new and boxed a collector bought it. Recycling company won’t pay you anywhere close to that much whatsoever. During this journey, I found out that selling online isn’t that much of a rocket science but finding a good deal and a reputable company to deal with is of paramount importance and you have to do your research before proceeding with any company. One more thing you have to keep in mind that any company with no legitimate contact number isn’t a company you should deal with because you would not have any way to chase them if there is any dispute. But having said that there are some reputable companied without any contact number but due to my past experiences I would avoid them. One thing seller need to keep in mind is that all gadgets lose their value over time and the best policy is to sell them as soon as they are no longer needed rather than leaving them to rot.