It’s always useful to have a little extra cash come Christmas time, and according to a new report by mobile operator TalkMobile, the mobile phones you have lying around the house may be just the thing to give you some.
TalkMobile's research states that around 15 million people in the UK have old handsets stuffed in a drawer or cupboard somewhere around the home anyway. Those creaky old handsets can be sold for real money - a lot if it's a 'classic'.
For example, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x, one of the first mobile phones ever, can fetch upwards of £1,000 on eBay. Another 80s classic, the Nokia Mobira Senator, would earn even more at £1,300+. They're modern antiques, you see.
But considering 1980s phones were pretty pricey, we'd imagine few people have one just lying around. But even more ubiquitous phones may be worth a bit of money.
Take the Nokia 3310 for example. According to TalkMobile, the Best Phone Ever Made™ would get between £10 and £55 on eBay. Similarly, you could sell a Motorola Razr V3 for £15-6, while a Sony Ericsson W880i would fetch between £30 and £50.
Even some smartphones can be sold for good money. For example, TalkMobile claims the HTC One cold go for up to £55 - if it's in good condition, of course.
But even if a phone is a bit busted up, you can still get money for it from a recycling company. Using mobile selling sites, like SellMyMobile.com (full disclosure, it's owned by the same company as broadbandchoices) can give you an idea of how much your decrepit old handset is worth.
Source: Daily Record