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    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 21st Apr 06, 12:47 PM
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    Recycle Your Mobile And Make Some Serious Dosh Discussion Area
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    • 21st Apr 06, 12:47 PM
    Recycle Your Mobile And Make Some Serious Dosh Discussion Area 21st Apr 06 at 12:47 PM
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    • ianonline
    • By ianonline 22nd Apr 06, 12:36 AM
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    • 22nd Apr 06, 12:36 AM
    Helllloooooo !!!!
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    • 22nd Apr 06, 12:36 AM
    Hmmmmmmmmm - not much discussion going on here so let me kick it off.

    The only thing I would add to the original article is to get in quick and register with your chosen trade-in company as soon as you've decided you want to trade in your phone.

    In particular, Envirofone appear to have been slashing the values of some models quite dramatically, and could (and no doubt will to some extent) do so again in the future. They do however appear to honour any price they have already agreed with you, so don't hang about and make sure you register with them and confirm the deal ASAP to make sure you don't lose out by any future fall in prices.

    Just in case you missed it in the "Recycle Your Old Mobile..." article, this is the link to the ongoing thread which originally inspired said article:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=157285
    I a n . . . . . (mine's a L A R G E one)
    • superjaggybunnet
    • By superjaggybunnet 22nd Apr 06, 6:41 PM
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    • #3
    • 22nd Apr 06, 6:41 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 06, 6:41 PM
    You would get more for any phone if you sold it on ebay. I could offer you more for it and sell it on for a profit!
    • michaels
    • By michaels 22nd Apr 06, 10:10 PM
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    • #4
    • 22nd Apr 06, 10:10 PM
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    • 22nd Apr 06, 10:10 PM
    You would get more for any phone if you sold it on ebay. I could offer you more for it and sell it on for a profit!
    by superjaggybunnet
    I don't think this is always true, especially in Argos points - 2 examples:
    Nokia 6630 locked to 3 - envirofone 50 quid cf ebay 60 less ebay and paypal fees
    Motorola A835 locked to 3 - ef 20 quid cf ebay 22 less costs again
    • miss_angie1
    • By miss_angie1 29th Apr 06, 8:25 AM
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    • #5
    • 29th Apr 06, 8:25 AM
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    • 29th Apr 06, 8:25 AM
    Thanks for this VERY useful thread Martin, I think this is a great idea and I've already registered with envirofone. Just trying to get my hubby to part with his many old phones that he's convinced he still needs. I've managed to get one off him so far, which is worth £30, so not bad for some Saturday morning reading!!
    My mantra is "Never pay full price!"
  • joffy
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    • 30th Apr 06, 8:32 AM
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    • 30th Apr 06, 8:32 AM
    Martin in his article says remove sim code or security code which will hamper testing.
    How do you do that ?
    Cheers
    • jnm21
    • By jnm21 30th Apr 06, 11:10 AM
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    • 30th Apr 06, 11:10 AM
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    • 30th Apr 06, 11:10 AM
    There should be a security option within the phone setup menu - you can disable require security code (IIRC it usually is enabled on some phones, so that you require the code when you insert a new sim or when one that is not one of the last 5 inserted is inserted).
  • ltlmiles5
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    • 1st May 06, 4:37 PM
    mobile phone buyer
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    • 1st May 06, 4:37 PM
    Has anyone tried mobile phone buyer? I e-mailed them and got a quote of £17 for my Sagem my-x2. Basic phone.

    Envirophone only offered around £6-7.

    I'm hoping to send my phone off to MPBuyer in the next few days.
    • ianonline
    • By ianonline 1st May 06, 4:55 PM
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    • 1st May 06, 4:55 PM
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    • 1st May 06, 4:55 PM
    Has anyone tried mobile phone buyer? I e-mailed them and got a quote of £17 for my Sagem my-x2. Basic phone.

    Envirophone only offered around £6-7.

    I'm hoping to send my phone off to MPBuyer in the next few days.
    by ltlmiles5
    Which website are you talking about ?

    I've looked at http://www.mobilephonebuyer.org.uk and http://www.mobile-phone-buyer.com but neither of them appear to buy mobile phones as far as I can see. :confused:

    I did however stumble upon http://www.thephonebuyer.co.uk who DO appear to buy mobile phones.
    Last edited by ianonline; 01-05-2006 at 5:48 PM.
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  • ltlmiles5
    Hey! That's on the list of websites martin suggested in his article. :rolleyes: It's www.mobilephonebuyer.net. You have to e-mail them and wait for their reply which normally takes a day.

    In case you 've not read his very interesting and useful article, here it is:
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/cgi-bin/viewnews.cgi?newsid1145619416,13446
    Last edited by ltlmiles5; 01-05-2006 at 5:02 PM.
    • ianonline
    • By ianonline 1st May 06, 5:16 PM
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    D'oh !!!!!!
    Hey! That's on the list of websites martin suggested in his article. :rolleyes: It's www.mobilephonebuyer.net. You have to e-mail them and wait for their reply which normally takes a day.

    In case you 've not read his very interesting and useful article, here it is:
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/cgi-bin/viewnews.cgi?newsid1145619416,13446
    by ltlmiles5
    Ahhhhhhhhh, my mistake. I thought I was reading the other thread (the original Envirofone thread which I referred to in post #2 above) and I hadn't referred back to the first post so I didn't think to re-read Martin's article.

    Still, at least now everyone can see the direct link in this thread without having to refer back to the article.

    Ho hum.........
    Last edited by ianonline; 01-05-2006 at 5:19 PM.
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    • ianonline
    • By ianonline 1st May 06, 5:39 PM
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    Has anyone tried mobile phone buyer? I e-mailed them and got a quote of £17 for my Sagem my-x2. Basic phone.

    Envirophone only offered around £6-7.

    I'm hoping to send my phone off to MPBuyer in the next few days.
    by ltlmiles5
    Could be that MPB have quoted you for the MY X2-2 rather than the MY X2.

    Envirofone quote £17 - £20 for the MY X2-2 which would tie-in with the value that MPB have given you for your MY X2.

    If that's the case, you can either keep your fingers crossed and hope that MPB honour the price they have quoted, or if you want to avoid any potential hassle, you might want to contact MPB and ask them to double-check the model number / value they have given you.
    Last edited by ianonline; 01-05-2006 at 5:41 PM.
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  • ltlmiles5
    No worries... we're not all with it , all the time.

    Hmmm.. didn't realise there was a myx2-2. Martin did say that mobile phone buyer does offer better rates, so I might just try it and see. I've already got my ref. no, so fingers crossed....


    Will let all of you know how it worked out.
  • PeteJH
    For anyone who would like to give money to Charity.

    Barclays are supporting a mobile phone recycling scheme. Using the freepost envelopes found in branches you can post your phone to be recycled. In return, the Woodland Trust receives a donation of up to £10 for each recyclable phone returned.
  • jobytc
    Anyone used Cex? They pay £44 for a Nokia 6600
    • shazzer22
    • By shazzer22 3rd May 06, 5:17 PM
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    hi, i've used envirfone twice now and they are very good, quick easy to use site and they send the cheques quickly too! i've just had a quote from mobilephonebuyer, has anyone used them yet, the price is really good that they have offered me but i've not heard any feedback on them yet?
  • jem71
    jules
    Hi, I sent two phones off to envirofone and they have credited my Argos debit card with £30 (I was amazed that they wanted those dinosaurs!!). I made a mistake with the phone model number and undervalued one I sent, but they amended it without me informing them and they added £10!!!) Thanx Martin. My son is overjoyed that he gets to choose a toy with the funds. Keep up the good work, you are needed and appreciated.
    • bargainbetty
    • By bargainbetty 4th May 06, 8:23 PM
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    I just got an email from Envirofone confirming that £86.20 has been credited to my e-card (Argos spending, always useful). I sent in three phones, and the turnaround was prompt and easy.

    Got to recommend this one over Ebay to be honest, because although you might get a higher value on auction sites, that does depend on whether or not people bid.... no guarantees there, plus you have to mess around with postage etc. Envirofone do everything for you!

    Cheers for the tip Martin - I've saved/earned a small fortune through your advice so far!
    • HugoSP
    • By HugoSP 10th May 06, 1:28 AM
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    I've e mailed queries to the three that Martin suggested in his article.

    The answers centered around the fact that some of my phones are not A1 condition, and asked how I should approach this issue. Mobilephonebuyer (the one that does not give instant quotes) were also asked to give me prices on my phones.

    Mopay responded within 24 hours.
    Envirophone took a little longer. about 4 working days.
    I'm still waiting for Mobilephonebuyer to get back to me.

    The phones I have - will have are

    Motorola C975 on 3 x2 1VGC and 1 heavy cosmetic. not damaged as such but silver coating has rubbed off on corners
    Motorola A835 on 3 x2 1VGC, other as heavy cosmetic damage as above.
    Motorola v50 locked to T Mobile- VGC - not sure about battery though. It will charge up but may not hold its charge for too long.
    Nokia 3310 - at least one non working
    nokia 3330 - 2 off
    nokia 3410 - cracked screen, non working
    Philips savvy clone (free with Barclaycard a few years ago).

    I may not get much for the non working nokias. I was thinking of selling those ones on e bay as a job lot to someone who may be able to fix them.

    It's interesting that envirophone will give me more for the flash motorola a835s and c975s, but really don't want to go out on a limb on the nokias. whereas Mopay will give moe more on the nokias and v50 and less on the A835s and C975s.

    Mobilephonbuyer seem too busy to get back to me - oh well.

    H
  • megget
    Yet another 'cash for your mobile' link
    If you use www.cashforyourmobile.com to link to envirofone a donation goes to Edinburgh City Mission and you still get the same value for your mobile.
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