New phone for Xmas? Trade in old handsets for cash
If you unwrapped a shiny new phone on Christmas day, it’s likely that your old model is already sitting abandoned in a drawer somewhere, soon to be forgotten. Don’t let it go to waste. Trading in your old handset has several benefits, with the best one being a healthy cash injection.
Bag some cash for the January sales
Your new phone might be a gift in itself, but when you choose to trade in your old phone you’re getting an additional present on top – a wad of spending money. We all tend to feel the pinch in January after shelling out on gifts, food and socialising over the festive period. The cash you make when you sell your iPhone could help you to get by during this long and dreary first month of the year.
How much you’ll get for your old phone will depend on the age, model and condition. If it’s a fairly new phone in really good nick, you could be quids in. Maybe you could hit the high street and grab some bargains in the January sale. Don’t forget to get a little something for the generous person who gifted you your new phone so that you could cash in your old one!
Do your bit for the environment
It might be tempting to simply throw an old phone into the bin to get rid of it, but the environment would not thank you. Phones contain toxic substances such as:
– brominated flame retardants
All of these substances have a detrimental and potentially dangerous impact on the environment and human life when they wind up in landfill. It’s far better to recycle an old phone or, even better, trade it in so it can be resold and given a new lease of life with a new owner.
Lots of us love new tech and want the latest cutting edge phones to stay ahead of the curve. However, it’s vital that we consider the impact of this is on the environment. By trading in our old phones, we can indulge in our love of the latest technology while doing as little harm as possible.
You won’t be cluttering up your home
We’ve all got that one drawer that is home to random clutter that we don’t know what to do with. Old phones, charging cables, tangled headphones, dried-up pens, screws leftover from flatpack furniture projects… the list is endless. Sometimes we keep old phones ‘just in case’ something happens to our new one, but the reality is that we throw them in a drawer and forget about them, until they’re such old models that we can’t get much money for them when we do choose to sell.
By trading in your old phone as soon as possible, you’ll be sure you’re getting the best possible price while it’s still a modern and desirable model. You’ll also cut down on clutter and, as the saying goes, a tidy home is a tidy mind.