Brits making tonnes of money from recycling unwanted phones
Mobile phones. Once you’ve finished with them, they’re good for nothing other than hurling through the windows of disused mental hospitals, right? Wrong. As we skint Brits become more and more canny with our pennies, it seems that more and more of us and trading in our old handsets for quick cash.
Get a load of THIS stat (from, ahem, The Sun) – almost £2.63 million was made by us lot, the people, from the selling of unwanted handsets last month and the average one fetches £59.58. The actual figures came from phone recycling comparison site sellmymobile.com and you can probably work out why they did a survey about this subject rather than say, pig pregnancy statistics.
Out of the top ten recycled devices, four of them were BlackBerrys, although we don’t know what this means. Not surprisingly, the most valuable handset out there is the iPhone 4S, which fetches a princely £475 if you’re looking to recycle one.
Have YOU recycled an old mobile recently? Were you pleasantly surprised by the dosh you got or were you gutted by the whole thing? Maybe you weren’t aware of mobile recycling and destroyed your old phone with an angle grider instead? Why not share your feelings with us? We don’t bite.