Due to research by the
The site say that as people get technology as presents at this time of year, old gadgets have a tendency to end up in drawers or worse, in general bins. Consumers reacted well to new tech after Christmas 2012, according to data from CompareMyMobile. The number of Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB went from making up 3.21 percent of all mobile phone trade-ins in
Top traded-in mobile phones in
1. Apple iPhone 4 16GB: 11.01 percent*
2. Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB: 6.61 percent*
3. BlackBerry Curve 8520: 5.81 percent*
4. Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100: 4.12 percent*
5. Apple iPhone 4S 16GB: 3.59 percent*
*Percentage share of all mobile phone trade-ins
Finding the best price for an old gadget
CompareMyMobile say that research is necessary in order to get the most cash for an old gadget. The site recommends checking all options, such as
Experts from the site also say that timing is critical when researching how to sell your gadget. For example, Apple’s iPad 4 lost
Top devices which lost the most value after Christmas 2013:
1. Apple iPad 4 64GB Wi-Fi:
2. Apple iPad 4 32GB Wi-Fi:
3. Apple iPad 3 64GB Wi-Fi:
4. Apple iPad 3 32GB Wi-Fi:
5. Apple iPad 2 64GB Wi-Fi:
For this reason CompareMyMobile urge consumers to recycle their old technology as soon as possible to prevent their device losing value.
Research conducted by the site in 2013 also showed that awareness needs to be raised when it comes to wiping data off of old mobile phones before trading them in.
Although the mystery shop study by CompareMyMobile shows that the majority of
When posting electronics, CompareMyMobile recommends securely wrapping up old electronics instead of simply putting in a standard jiffy post bag. This will ensure that the device does not encounter damage on the way to its destination. Damage that occurs on the journey could attract complaints or refund requests when personally selling around this time of year, or a downgraded payment from a recycling company.
Why is it so important to keep phones out of landfill?
With consumer interest towards technology increasing around this time of year the site say it is key to keep old gadgets out of landfill, where they could potentially harm the environment. An infographic put together by CompareMyMobile this year, showed how just one cadmium mobile phone battery has the potential to contaminate 60,000 litres of water – which could make its way back for human consumption.
The site believe that raising awareness of recycling old electronics is essential at this time of year, as people upgrade to the latest devices. Co-Founder of the site CompareMyMobile says, “New tech along with over spending during Christmas always draws in huge volumes of trade-ins during the first month of the new year. Consumers would be wise to trade-in fast and achieve the best value for their old devices, last year over 15 of the most popular products dropped by
Founded in 2009, CompareMyMobile.com is the
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