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    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 11th Jan 11, 6:33 PM
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    MSE Archna
    MobileValuer.com Discussion Area
    • #1
    • 11th Jan 11, 6:33 PM
    MobileValuer.com Discussion Area 11th Jan 11 at 6:33 PM
    This is the discussion thread for the new mobile buyers comparison tool


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  • oldcodger
    • #2
    • 25th Jan 11, 5:05 PM
    • #2
    • 25th Jan 11, 5:05 PM
    I recently recycled my nokia e51 and an old motorola mobile with Marks and Spencer. It was very quick and straightforward. They offer either M&S vouchers or a charity donatation, not cash. They made me an offer online, which I accepted. They sent me an addressed bag followed by an email to prompt me to send the phones or reject their offer. Valued the phones once they were received and emailed me with a revised offer for the motorola. I accepted the offer and received my M&S vouchers by post today. The whole process took 17 days and would have been quicker if I had posted the phones as soon as I received the return bag. (Vouchers are ok for me but I expect other MSEs would prefer cash)
    Last edited by oldcodger; 25-01-2011 at 5:09 PM.
  • portlandboy
    • #3
    • 2nd Feb 11, 10:21 AM
    • #3
    • 2nd Feb 11, 10:21 AM
    I recently recycled my nokia e51 and an old motorola mobile with Marks and Spencer. It was very quick and straightforward. They offer either M&S vouchers or a charity donatation, not cash. They made me an offer online, which I accepted. They sent me an addressed bag followed by an email to prompt me to send the phones or reject their offer. Valued the phones once they were received and emailed me with a revised offer for the motorola. I accepted the offer and received my M&S vouchers by post today. The whole process took 17 days and would have been quicker if I had posted the phones as soon as I received the return bag. (Vouchers are ok for me but I expect other MSEs would prefer cash)
    Originally posted by oldcodger
    I've just sent my Nokia 2310 to M&S too. They offered £4 in vouchers as opposed to Envirofone and Mazuma's offers of around £2ish in Argos vouchers. It seemed to be quite a good offer, though I guess M&S prices are higher so the vouchers don't buy so much.

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    • 3guesses
    • By 3guesses 31st Mar 11, 4:04 PM
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    3guesses
    • #4
    • 31st Mar 11, 4:04 PM
    • #4
    • 31st Mar 11, 4:04 PM
    I have sent 2 emails to report that the tool does not work at all well (it only listed 1 result for a Sony Ericsson C902), but I've received no acknowledgment or reply and the tool continues to malfunction.

    Pretty poor, all in all.
  • heaven scent
    • #5
    • 12th Apr 11, 11:41 AM
    • #5
    • 12th Apr 11, 11:41 AM
    I've just got a really good quote from www.orangerecycle.co.uk . Hopefully they're reputable enough to be better than some of these cowboys and I'll make sure I register my phone when I post it- I'll let you know how I get on!
  • g.burns87
    • #6
    • 28th Apr 11, 10:37 PM
    Skyphones.org
    • #6
    • 28th Apr 11, 10:37 PM
    Ok so I used this tool and got Skyphones.org as the best price...

    I now see they have (thankfully!!) been removed from the search results.

    I have nothing positive to say about skyphones.org, and would strongly advise that you avoid them, I am still awaiting monies from a brand new phone, in original box, after 2 months of emails and calls.

    Disgusting how these firms seem to appear and rip us all off, sadly I now really regret not using one of the bigger firms, all for an extra £6!! Silly me.

    This tool however, is very useful and seems to be generally accurate, in my experience, so keep up the good work MSE.

    Thanks
  • JK8
    • #7
    • 14th Aug 11, 6:10 PM
    • #7
    • 14th Aug 11, 6:10 PM
    anyone used top dollar mobile to sell before?
  • winnie_999
    • #8
    • 27th Nov 11, 8:06 PM
    New 'Recycler'
    • #8
    • 27th Nov 11, 8:06 PM
    Have you considered adding thehutrecycle.com to your comparison?

    Quite competitive.
    • MattHawkins
    • By MattHawkins 17th Mar 12, 12:26 AM
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    MattHawkins
    • #9
    • 17th Mar 12, 12:26 AM
    • #9
    • 17th Mar 12, 12:26 AM
    How accurate is this tool?

    HTC Desire : £80 from Weeebuy .... until you actually go to their site and then it drops to £40.

    Either the tool is broken or weeebuy are feeding MSE false quotes.
  • MissJ150
    Old Handsets -Make more on eBay
    If you take advantage of eBay free listing weekends you can make a lot more for your old mobile than the sites offer. I made £35 on my x10 mini and £32 on the w595 (both sony ericsson)

    was offered £10 each less on the sell-online sites
  • triyamoto
    Surprised at the limited options
    As a comparison tool, this doesn't really do the job well as it misses off some of the top payers. I normally use Gadget Panda, who always seem to pay the most when I'm looking to sell stuff, and they have always given a really good service to me!

    Maybe it's because they don't buy all older phones and only newer smartphones and stuff...

    The only issue with them is that they don't do freepost or send out a pack, but then I suppose that balances out as they pay more...
  • SpaceCowboy55
    Only quoted O2 for iPhone 4S 16Gb
    There was only a price for O2 but I know that Envirofone and Mazumo will both give prices so the tool is missing some prices
  • sarcen
    not working today
    have tried a few times today to get a quote for my old phone and it doesnt return any figures at all. Have tried in IE10 Chrome and FF and both from work and at home. Whats up?
  • Plushchris
    Not working when I try to find a price for my galaxy s2, no results show up
    Missing Tesco R&R since Feb '07 & now a "Tesco veteran" apparently!
    • Freebyman
    • By Freebyman 20th Aug 14, 10:24 PM
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    Freebyman
    Not working for me either, is the tool broken?
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    • Former MSE Rebecca
    • By Former MSE Rebecca 23rd Sep 14, 12:16 PM
    • 113 Posts
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    Former MSE Rebecca
    Hi,

    We've recently been updating the MobileValuer tool so these problems should be fixed now.

    But please do let us know if you spot any errors or broken links,

    Thanks,

    Rebecca
  • Chrispy-J
    I have just traded in my iPhone 5 to O" recycle for £161. Teh best I could find and it was complete within 5 days, money in my account.
    • emmbrook
    • By emmbrook 17th Jun 15, 8:16 PM
    • 65 Posts
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    emmbrook
    Music Magpie offered me the best price for a Samsung S4 and are, of course, a large well established firm. About to send it off.
  • sravs
    I have found the same for my iPhone 4 16GB - Music Magpie provides more than all the listed options on mobilevaluer. I wonder if they are reliable and do not revise their offered value!
    • Mahasona
    • By Mahasona 2nd Dec 15, 9:49 AM
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    Mahasona
    Don't bother with online - go to a CEX shop.

    Best online offer was £35 for my Nexus 4, CEX gave £49 cash or £75 vouchers.
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