With years of experience in the mobile phone recycling industry, the staff behind Gadget Trader have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to customer service throughout the process. The online chat function provides an especially easy way to get in contact should you have any questions about your experience giving you live access to an expert team of staff.
The recycler gives particularly great prices for your old mobile phones, with model valuations being among the top offered on the site especially for non-iPhone handsets. Prices vary more for other electronics like tablets and iPads.
To find out how much cash you could get for your old device simply click on the Sell Now tab at the top of the page and either search through the devices listed or, if you know the name and model of yours, type that into the search bar near the top.
Once you've found your gadget, click on the Sell Your Gadget button, which will take you to a page where you select whether your phone is Working or Non-Working. You will receive a quote based on the condition of your phone, and if you're not sure which one your phone qualifies as - then you can just check out the specification on the right. Damaged/non-working phones will receive significantly less money though, so it might be worth having a look elsewhere too.
Once you've filled in all of your information you'll get a quote and be asked to fill in your contact details and choose how you'd like to be paid. The site even advises you to remove your iCloud account if you have an iOS device to ensure that you've done everything you need to do before sending off your phone.
Gadget Trader offer a free postage pack, but you can always send it by recorded delivery if you'd prefer to track it that way. Once your item has been received, they promise to process and check the condition of your phone on the day it gets to them and send you a payment within 48 hours. Payments can be made by cheque, same day bank transfer or PayPal depending on what suits you most but we do advice that bank transfer or PayPal will ensure you get money more quickly.
If experts decide that your phone is not in the condition you said it was, they may offer you a lower quote but if you're not happy with it, they promise to return your device for free so this is a definitely plus to the service.
- Pricing: Gadget Trader offer great prices for mobile phones, although you might want to look around if you're trading in an iPhone.
- Payment options: A range of payment options means you have the option to have cash within a few days
- Experienced customer service: Years of experience in the industry means these guys know what they're talking about
- Damaged phones: You might want to look elsewhere if you're trading in a damaged phone, as somewhere else might offer you a better price
- No charity: There's no option to send money made from your phone to a charity.