Trade-in your old cell phone

Recycle Cell PhoneWhat do you usually do with your old cell phone once you upgrade to that shiny new model? I used to sell mine on eBay but not lately. There is simply no time for it. My last two phones are still sitting in the drawer collecting dust.

Folks at SlickDeals have started an interesting discussion with people comparing different options for recycling your old cell phone. Some imply a charity give away, some give you cash, and some pay you back with a store gift card. Here are the websites mentioned in that discussion (in no particular order).

Website Proceeds
CompUSA store credit
BestBuy store credit
RecyclingForCharities tax deduction
CashOldPhone cash
BuySellUsedPhones cash
SecondRotation cash
CellForCash cash
CashMyPhone cash
SimplySellular cash

I have not used any of these but looking at how the trade-in process is organized at each, I think I like SecondRotation the best. It didn’t only give me the most options to customize my HP h6315 but it also offered the best price among all. I think I am going to give these guys a try.

Have you used any of these services? What was your experience?

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5 Responses to “Trade-in your old cell phone”

  1. 1 Jared H. Sep 6th, 2007 at 11:57 am

    Chris Pirillo from, LockerGnome fame, recommends See the link

  2. 2 Andy Dec 7th, 2007 at 1:16 am

    I found, recommended, they also allow to trade in with brand new carrier branded phone too.

  3. 3 Ken Muller Dec 14th, 2007 at 7:12 am

    I have old cell phones that I would like to donate.

    Where do I go?

    1684 Gallery Ave
    Virginia Beach, VA 23454

  4. 4 blake Jul 13th, 2009 at 10:55 am


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