There are many adverts on TV suggesting that you should trade your phones for cash. But very few of them actually go into any detail about what this phones for cash idea really involves. So why should you actually go ahead and sell your mobile?
Well, obviously, you will be getting some money. What is surprising, though, is just how much old phones can be worth. Even very old phones can end up getting you a surprisingly large amount of money, whilst newer phones can see you getting almost as much as they are worth new. We are used to being given very little for our second hand items, so why is it that selling on old phones can offer such high rewards?
Different sites will do different things with the phones, with some simply wanting the parts and some wanting to sell the whole thing on. Other recycling sites look to use these acquisitions more altruistically and will use the phones to help those less fortunate than ourselves, whether that is the poor or abused in our own country or those in less developed nations.
So, on top of the fact that phones are valuable purchases for these companies and in turn that you can get some money in your back pocket, you can also find that you are helping people at the same time. So, you get money, other people get a valuable commodity. Anything else?
Well, finally, you will be helping the environment. There are a ridiculous number of unused phones sitting in people’s drawers or languishing under beds, and the components from these could be used to make new phones, as opposed to valuable resources being used. In turn, phone prices will start coming down if you sell your mobile and others follow suit.
So, we can add cheaper phones to the list too. So it’s safe to say that, in the end, everyone benefits.