Ways to get the most bang for the buck from your old phone

Ways to get the most bang for the buck from your old phone
Phone aficionados always want the latest and greatest in the mobile world, right? As we all know too well, carriers require customers to sign 2-year contracts in order to get some savings on the purchase of a new device, but then again, some people can’t wait close to another two years to make the switch to a new device. Sure, you can go the outright route, but that requires plopping out some serious cash in order to buy a handset at its full price.

For your old device, it might seem like it’s going to be the end of the road for it – though, you can still turn a profit from it. Rather than collecting dust somewhere when the time comes to make the upgrade to a new handset, you can do several things to get the most bang for the buck for it. Heck, if you’re meticulous with taking good care of your phone, you can fetch top dollar for it – and that’s despite being tagged as being an “older” handset! By the time it’s all said and done, it’s possible that you won’t even have to dish out a single dollar for your next smartphone of choice if you follow some of the items listed below.



1. celljudge32

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

If you want to sell a phone and get the most money out of it craigslist is your best bet.

5. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Noooo too many shady ass people who lowball and want something in perfect condition for dirt cheap.

2. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Swappa is good too.

4. Brewski

Posts: 671; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

uSell offered me $49.95 for my Droid X in perfect condition with all cables and docks and accessories. Swappa offered me $140.

8. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012


11. phonemonkey

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I can't believe they offered you that much. you should take it while you still can, unless you can sell it on ebay.

3. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

You can get a lot more money on eBay. Sure it's more work but they payoff is worth it.

6. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

Yea Im looking to sell my S2 tmobile, I will try Swappa. Any one know how to unlock a galaxy s2 or refer me to a site

7. Asasindude26

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

Go on youtube. Watch a popular video and read the comments. Someone is bound to have tried it out and if it worrked he will say :D

9. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Buy poplular phones. It's the same advice when you lease a car -- the more popular the car, other things being equal, the higher the resale value. If you get a cell phone you like and it's not popular, there's only so much you can do when it comes to the resale value.

10. StrumerJohn

Posts: 66; Member since: May 18, 2011

How is a buy-back program the way to get the most bang for your buck?

12. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

basically, you can guarentee some money back

13. Xanderp

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Recycling companies don't always offer the highest price but they are hassle free compared to selling your old cell privately on say eBay where you can get comeback from the buyer if they have issues. There are more and more recycling companies appearing online in America all of the time so using a cell phone recycling price comparison site such as sellmycellphones.com can help you get the best price.

14. iprettyjlai

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I strongly suggest simplysellular.com I used it twice selling my old cell phone, shipment is free hightest bidder so far, and smooth transaction.

15. rossana29

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

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