CONTENTS:1. Used electronics price guide
Smartphones are where the big bucks are when it comes to the prices of used electronics. Obviously the newer the phone, the better. The price guide for used smartphones can range from £8-£650 depending on your make, model and the state of your phone.
The top 3 used phones that are worth the most are currently:
- iPhone X: if you recycle your iPhone X (256GB) you could earn anything up to £650!
- iPhone 8 Plus: Selling your iPhone 8 Plus could earn you the princely sum of £539.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8: You could get a whopping £405 for recycling your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
The top 3 used tablets that have the highest value currently include:
- iPad Pro 12.9: Selling your old Apple iPad Pro 12.9 will get you up to £485.
- iPad Pro 10.5: if you have a used iPad Pro 10.5 to sell, you could make £335.
- iPad Pro 9.7: You could have up to £310 in your pocket for selling an iPad Pro 9.7.
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Another used device you might have laying around, selling your smartwatch for cash will be a good way to earn money by recycling. A general price guide for used smartwatches is anything from £5 to £160. The most valuable used smartwatch brands are, again, Apple and Samsung.
The top 3 used smartwatches that have the highest value currently include:
- Apple Watch Sport 42mm: Recycle your Apple Watch Sport for around £160.
- Apple Watch Sport 38mm: If you have an Apple Watch Sport 38mm to sell, you could earn up to £120.
Apple watch: A used Apple watch will get you up to £58 when you recycle it.
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Now you have an approximate value of recycled devices, our used electronics price guide reveals some of the criteria that companies consider when calculating the value of old electronics.
Is your device relatively new? Models of phones, tablets, and other electronic devices are usually valued at a higher price if they are up to 2 years old, as they have relatively up-to-date technical specifications. An exception to this, however, is something that is considered a classic collector’s item, or significant for a particular reason. Take a look at some of these here.
Is the brand hot in the digital world? Are they being talked about for their products, new and old? Influential brands are sure to reap high prices for many of their products, even if slightly older. Take Apple, for instance. As such a dominant force, the iPhone 7 which is over 2 years old, can still be sold for around £200.
Does your phone have a high-quality camera with intelligent options? Do you have a smart watch with state-of-the-art features? It makes sense that better spec makes for better prices. Another thing important to mention in a used electronics price guide is the device’s hardware: a laptop with a larger storage and processing capability, for instance, is going to help you earn money for recycling.
Is this product in constant use? Is it sought after by many people in the current digital world? A product that is useful in the modern space is bound to yield a good price. Plus, according to Lord’s article, electronic devices are more valuable if a brand enables them to be used in environments where it wasn’t previously possible to use them.
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If your product is part of a limited edition range or considered classic/an antique, it is surely one of the things you can recycle for money. There are a couple of reasons for this:
- These ranges are often manufactured in a limited number and so are harder to acquire, meaning people will pay more to get their hands on it.
- Limited edition ranges are made to commemorate a particular event, which is bound to target dedicated fans and collectors. These fans are known to pay higher prices, to fulfil their desires of owning a product that not many others do.
While Recyclezone will still buy damaged phones and tablets from you, it is logical for prices to be affected if your gadget isn’t in full working order. If a cracked phone screen is the problem, it may be worth fixing this first.
We hope that this used electronics price guide has helped you to discover how to make money recycling - while exceptions do exist and each product is valued independently, these criteria are the most influential when it comes to the value of electronics. Now all that’s left is to earn money for recycling!