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MSE Archna
Old 11-01-2011, 6:33 PM
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Default MobileValuer.com Discussion Area

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oldcodger
Old 25-01-2011, 5:05 PM
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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)

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Old 02-02-2011, 10:21 AM
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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)
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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Old 31-03-2011, 4:04 PM
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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.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:41 AM
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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!
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Old 28-04-2011, 10:37 PM
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Angry Skyphones.org

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.

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Old 14-08-2011, 6:10 PM
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anyone used top dollar mobile to sell before?
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Old 27-11-2011, 8:06 PM
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Default New 'Recycler'

Have you considered adding thehutrecycle.com to your comparison?

Quite competitive.
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Old 17-03-2012, 12:26 AM
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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.
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Old 18-04-2013, 4:46 PM
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Default 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
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:58 AM
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Default 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...
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Default 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
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