For Cash and For Good ---Recycling Old Phones
October 25, 2010 6:41am CST
I am in a recent mode of removing excess, of clearing so I have been giving away clothing to my local Goodwill (organization designed to help the poor and needy), and gathering items that need to be recycled, thrown out or given away. I am a daily re-cycler of newspapers, aluminum (cans) and plastic bottles but then there are other items such as old electronics and phones that need to find a new home or be recycled into a more useful product that can be created into some thing new. I had quite a few old phones that needed a new home. There are many places on-line where you can recycle and sell your old cell phone for cash or where you can donate it to charity. I have opted to do both. I researched my models with several on-line services and figured out which phones had any (or the most value). The ones with no value, I opted to donate them to charity. The other phones I sent away to paying recyclers (with free shipping labels that are available through the company after selection and registration). Now, I am waiting for the companies to evaluate the phones and send me my payment via paypal. (I will revisit this post and provide a payment update upon receipt). Not a bad deal, I was able to take items of absolute no use to me anymore and re-cycle them. I was able to do some good (charity) and make some cash at the same time. What about you? What do you do with your old phones?
25 Oct 10
Well that is a good idea to do that you are able to sell the things that you don't really need and the things that you think that they are already a junk. It is better for you to sell and them and I guess ebay is one of the good site to sell with as this site is protected from spam and fraud. It is also a good idea that what you have sold your item will donate to the charity, well it a good will of a good person. Good luck to your online selling.
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30 Oct 10
I can relate. One of the phones that I sold and recycle is a (somewhat) popular phone that I will not recommend or buy ever again so it was definitely a "good riddens" moment. I am usually pretty optimistic but when I first had trouble (different functions not working), I was still under warranty and received a new phone and then the second time, I started having trouble (I could talk but no one could hear me), I knew the model was probably defective and I opted not to replace (now, not under warranty) but did something new with another company.