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    Where to sell an old phone...

    Hi Folks,
    My daughter has an iPhone SE 1st edition 128GB. It's spent its whole life in a lifeproof case so it's immaculate BUT it needs a new battery. Is it worth replacing the battery before I sell it, and where's the best place to offload it? I don't really want to use eBay, purely because of the chancers....

    To be clear, I am not trying to sell it here, just wondering whether it's even worth bothering.

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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    Have you checked cex for a quick sale? I supposedly swing eBay prices may give an indication of its real worth. Never sold one myself.

    Edit; it does power on?

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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    Yeah. Powers on but the battery goes dead very quickly. Might give CeX a go.

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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    Also can check https://www.compareandrecycle.co.uk/ as a comparison point

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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    CEX don't like dead batteries. If you swap in a new one, you'll easily recoup the investment.
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    I have mine folded at home in a box. There is a pile of rubbish. I don't know why they are, they don't even turn on. One day I'll throw it all away. But not yet, they are interesting as a memory. When free space is required, then I will already make a decision on the disposal of trash.

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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    Replace the battery and then flog it on CEX or Music Magpie. MM usually give better prices than CEX. If you want to go the forum route then it's probably AVForums or the like.

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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    £47 from music magpie. Probably £30 to replace the battery. Think I'll just bung it on eBay for spares or repairs.....

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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    Is that £47 before the battery is replaced or after?

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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    This is the easiest thing. It depends on 2 things — the country you reside in, and the price you want to get for your phone. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of the sites that place these ads about selling things. As for me, eBay is the coolest decision here.

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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    Although not the best price on that device, have used GoodBuyTech before and can vouch for them being a good company to do business with.

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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    I find MusicMagpie to be really good. especially if you can afford to wait and sign-up to their newsletter. They often send 10% additional code that you can use. Pretty sweet deal IMO.

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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    I've used Envirofone a few times, they're usually pretty fairly priced.

    I noticed there are some 'newer' recycle companies popping up who offer a small chunk more, but after trying to use them twice with friends/family, they get the phones and then low-ball claiming there is some damage or light scratch marks. They basically expect a brand new phone it seems to pay the advertised recycle price.

    Whereas with Envirofone, I sent my brother in laws iPhone last year that the screen was totally screwed on - they still paid the full price for it! I was expecting him to get the price chucked down but they didn't.

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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    I can also vouch for musicmagpie. Sold a few phones and it was really easy and quick. See the prices they are willing to buy and if you are satisfied with it go for it!

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    Re: Where to sell an old phone...

    Musicmagpie have been decent and I’ve had no hassles with them when I got rid of some old apple devices....

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