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where to sell old phones?

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Feb 10, 2017
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where to sell old phones?

I got some old phones (samsung s3)... some of their screens are cracked but still usable. Is there any place will take them for a small amount of $?
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Best place is Kijiji and RFD - shops aren't really interested unless you are giving it away for free....

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What phone are not crack?

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Some Best Buy stores have recycling boxes for old cell phones.
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Sadly, those old phones are probably not worth much (Galaxy S3 is worth less than $100).

What's the value of your time? If you have time to meet someone in person to sell a phone for $20-50, then definitely +1 to Kijiji or RFD BST.

Better option would be to save those phones for the next trip to the Caribbean. Give the phones as tip at a hotel, trade it for souvenirs with street vendors, trade them for horseback rides along the beach... basically use 'em as currency when you travel for vacation.

I have a few phones worth less than $100. I won't bother selling them because I have no time to meet someone just for $50 in exchange for a phone. They're parked for the next trip. I sell phones that I churn on Kijiji/eBay, but those are phones I can sell for at least $200.
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titaniumtux wrote: Sadly, those old phones are probably not worth much (Galaxy S3 is worth less than $100).
At this point, you can get a good condition galaxy s5 for less than 100. A normal s3 is worth like 30-40 dollars and a cracked one is probably worth like 20 dollars max
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jdayellow wrote: At this point, you can get a good condition galaxy s5 for less than 100. A normal s3 is worth like 30-40 dollars and a cracked one is probably worth like 20 dollars max
My guess is anyone whose annual income exceeds $25k probably has better things to do than to sell phones for south of $50 on Kijiji. In fact, save those phones for trades at Wow/TMS/BestBuy unless you plan on taking a trip within the next year to a developing country (where you could give the phones as tips at hotels/restaurants/guided tours).
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jdayellow wrote: At this point, you can get a good condition galaxy s5 for less than 100. A normal s3 is worth like 30-40 dollars and a cracked one is probably worth like 20 dollars max
Honestly, you probably couldn’t even give a cracked S3 away. I would just recycle it.
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Save the really old phones for April. Trade them in all month for free slices at Pizza Pizza

Or give one to non-tech relative to keep in car. 911 always works, no sim needed
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