Cash for your old Mobile Phone
Most of us have got old mobile phones lurking around
in drawers or sitting on shelves gathering dust. Why not sell them
and get a bit of cash or high street shopping vouchers? Or if you
prefer, you can donate the money to charity.
You can sell your unwanted handsets, whether they
are in working order or not, to online companies who recycle mobile
phones. It is estimated that 125 million phones are redundant in homes,
it's also estimated that at least half of these are discarded in landfill
sites. So why not do your bit for the environment today and get a
bit of cash in the process?
How much you are paid depends on the condition
of your handset, whether it works or not, and how old it is. You can
find out how much it's worth by using our mobile phone comparison
tool below . Just type in your
phone model in the search field, find out its value, and if you agree
to the price offered, fill in your details and choose your preferred
payment method. You don't have to pay for postage - you will either
be sent a prepaid envelope or a Freepost code.
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OF YOUR USED MOBILE PHONE HERE:
unwanted or old music CDs
of throwing away all those old CDs, DVD's or Games, or leaving the
unwanted ones untouched on the rack, why not turn them into instant
cash? Each year millions of CDs, DVDs and Games, that can be worth
anything from 25p to £££, are thrown into the bin.
Magpie will give you cash for your old CD or DVD collection and/or
your unwanted Games by offering you a free
to use service.
To sell your items to Music Magpie all you
have to do is visit their site at MusicMagpie,
or if you prefer you can use the Facebook
Store to complete the transaction, enter the bar-code of your
product into the search field, and find out how much it's worth. If
you accept the offer made then all you need to do is send off your
items using a freepost code. Please note that if your items don't
pass the quality inspection you won't be paid the full amount, so
do make sure that you assess your items properly - check them for
scratches, broken cases and do make sure that they are in good working
order, they do not return damaged CDs, so it is imperative that you
give your items a full quality check before submitting. Once Music
Magpie receive your products they will send you a cheque in the
post, usually within two weeks. It's as simple as that. We've tried
them and they're great.
You can also purchase used CDs, DVDs and Games from
this website at affordable prices. If you like the sound of this,
then give them a try, you can find
out more here.
cash for recycling your old games and game consoles
Magpie will buy used Games. When you visit
their website be sure to have the barcodes of your games at hand as
you will need this to get a price value for your games. Your games
will need to be in the correct casing and it must be original. They
do not pay for copies. They also won't consider games that are severely
damages. While they are lenient on slight damage to casing, they require
that all booklets and artwork must be free from major blemishes. If
you agree to their offer you will proceed to the checkout and be sent
a Freepost envelope to send off your games. A cheque will arrive in
the post shortly after! Or if you prefer you can opt for an M&S
e-voucher to spend online or donate your cash to charity. The choice
Find out more here.
Your Games will buy your unwanted video
games, consoles and blu-rays. They will either offer you cash for
your items or credits to use towards other purchases on their site.
Simply go to their website and use the search option to find out how
much your items are worth. If you are happy with the quote you will
be given instructions on how to send your items to them for testing.
Your items will have to undergo a checking process to ensure that
they are in working order. Once your items are verified you will be
notified by email and your account will be credited with the agreed
sum. You can either take payment as credits or asked to be paid in
cash via Paypal, BAC or cheque - the
choice is yours. Find
out more here....
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Sell your unwanted digital cameras, games machines,
Satnavs, iPods and Mp3 players
If you've upgraded your Camera, Games Machine, SatNav,
iPod or Mp3 Player then you can try selling it to a recyling company.
They will buy your unwanted
items whether they are in working order or not. However, the price
that you will be paid will depend on the condition of the product.
To get the best price possible vist each site listed below independently
and enter your item details in the search field provided. Then simply
pick the one that offers you the best deal.
Games Consoles at:
iPod or Mp3 player at:
Mail Simply Drop
Or try this handy comparison tool. From the 'make'
drop down list choose either 'games', 'Apple iPods', 'Navman' or 'Tom
Tom' and then from the model list select the model you'd like to sell.
It will find the best price for your item:
You will be paid in either
cash or shopping vouchers
You won't have to pay for
postage. If you agree to the valuation of your product you can request
a pre-paid envelope, which will cover postage and package costs. Please
do read the terms and conditions of the company that you are using
before sending off your product.
Get cash for your Gold
Selling used gold for cash has received plenty of
media coverage recently. We thought it might be of interest to some
people so we've included it on this page.
Gold Traders will buy all your unwanted Gold, Silver
and Platimum jewellery. Items do not need to be in top condition either,
they buy broken jewellery too as their main objective is to melt the
gold down rather than re-sell it. This is ideal if you have any unwanted
genuine products lying around in a draw at home that you never wear.
Interested? We've discovered two types of online
gold traders. Online Gold Traders and Postal Gold Traders.
Online Gold Traders:
You can sell your gold to Online Gold Traders
such as Hatton
Garden Metals, who will give you an immediate
online quote for your jewellery based on the information you provide.
So, if you know the carat and weight of your jewelery you can use
this online gold traders calculator to work out how much you can will
A member of our team recently sent his gold off
to Hatton Garden Metals, here's his review:
"What an efficient, excellent, honest company.
I used the calculator below to find out how much my gold was worth.
I then filled in their online form, printed off the label and posted
it that afternoon using Royal Mail Special Delivery. The next day
at about 1430 the money was paid into my account! I received a remittance
advice by email advising me of the deposit and that was it. No negotiating,
no long winded phone calls telling me my gold was worth less or that
I'd weighed it wrong, in fact they paid me a couple of pounds more
than my valuation as I'd weighed one piece at 6g when it was in fact
6.10. I can't recommend them highly enough. If you've got gold to
sell this is the place to do it."
Garden Metals is currently paying:
£12.50 per gram for 9ct gold *
£19.44 per gram for 14ct gold*
£24.99 per gram for 18ct gold*
£30.54 per gram for 22ct gold*
£33.32 per gram for 24ct gold*
(*price quotes on
14th November 2012)
Got Gold Get Cash is currently paying:
£10.25 per gram for 9ct gold *
£15.99 per gram for 14ct gold*
£20.50 per gram for 18ct gold*
£25.04 per gram for 22ct gold*
(*prices quotes on14th
What happens next?
If you're happy with the valuation you will
then need to fill in a form with your details and send your jewellery
off to them for evaluation. Although most gold traders do offer a
pre-paid service, some don't. If this is the case, do make sure that
you pay for Special Delivery yourself in case your jewellery gets
lost in the post. This will insure your goods for up to £500.00.
Do bear in mind that even
if you work out the valuation of your gold yourself you may still
be offered a different quote when they contact you with an offer.
This is because the price of gold may have gone up or down by the
time it arrives at their unit, and they would have removed
stones, springs, fillings and base metal clasps before weighing them
on precision electronic scales, which will calculate the exact weight.
You can ask for your jewellery to be returned to you if you're not
happy with the offer made but you may be asked to pay £6.60
towards postal costs.
If you have any concerns about your proposed transaction
then do get in touch with the company via telephone or email beforehand
with any questions - a good company will always get back to you with
answers. Alternatively visit The
Trading Standards website to find out if there has been any adverse
reports on the company you wish to trade with.
You can track your special delivery package by using
the tracking facility online at Royal
Mail Tracking. Make sure that you take photographs of the jewellery
you are sending and make a note of the weight and carat of each item.
This will benefit you greatly if your items get lost and you need
to make a claim.
Your jewellery is valued on the carat, weight and
daily price of gold and you will be paid the melt down value of your
items - based on their prices. This may be considerably less than
selling each item individually to a jeweller or private buyer. The
reason for this is because when you buy jewellery from a retailer,
you pay for the gold, the workmanship and profits for wholesalers
and retailers, whereas here you are only selling the precious metal.
So please bear this in mind and do not send your jewellery off to
gold buyers if you are not happy with this arrangement.
If you decide to sell you will be paid either by
cheque or BAC, you are usually given a choice.
Postal Gold Traders
Postal Gold Traders will buy your gold for cash.
What you will need to do is fill in an online form, or call them with
your details, and they will then send you a free Special Delivery
pre-paid return pack. When you receive your pack, you pop all your
jewellery into the secure bag and take it to the Post Office. Your
items are usually insured by Royal Mail for up to £500.00, so
if you think that your jewellery pack is worth more than this, be
sure to order two or more packs or get in touch with the company and
ask them what you should do.
Once your items arrive at their processing
unit, they will be valued. At this point, some companies will
get in touch with you via telephone, email or text with an on offer,
which you can accept or refuse on the spot. However, other traders
will not contact you at all but instead will send you a cheque based
on their valuation.
If you are dissatisfied with the cheque amount or
offer made, you should refuse it and ask for your jewellery to be
returned to you. Some companies will offer you more at this stage
to secure the sale, so it is worth haggling, however, you can accept
or refuse the increased offer regardless. If you decide to ask for
your jewellery back, ensure that you do this right away so that your
order is cancelled. You should be able to find contact details on
their website, ensure you have these details before you send off your
goods. Some may charge you the special delivery fee of £6.50
to return your jewellery so do clarify this before you send anything
off. Send them an email to get confirmation of their return policies.
There has been much speculation about the dependability
of postal gold buyers recently, with people complaining of not being
paid a decent price for their gold and finding it difficult to get
through to customer services for help.
Our advice would be to check the company's credibility first. Find
out how long they've been trading for, and if they have credible testimonials.
Do an online search of the company you wish to trade with. You should
find information on forums and chat-rooms from people who have used
postal gold traders before outlining the pros and cons.
Check your gold for hallmarks. Your jewellery should
have a hallmark stamp, use a magnifying glass to identify the carat.
Next, find out what the price of gold is per gram and weigh your gold
before sending it off. Do account for stones and non precious metal
fastenings as you won't be paid for these and remove them if possible.
You will need digital scales to get an accurate measure. If you don't
have access to digital scales, you could take your gold to your local
jeweller and ask them to weigh the items for you. You can then calculate
whether you have been paid a fair price for your items and decide
whether to keep the cheque, accept the offer made or ask for your
jewellery to be returned.
Recent feedback has suggested that postal gold traders
pay way off the mark, so you'll end up getting a lot less than your
jewellery is worth. Please be prudent when sending off your precious
items, don't send them your high carat designer jewellery, such as
Cartier or gold that has precious stones as they only pay you the
melt down price and you may be hard done by. Instead try selling these
to local jewellers or on sites such as ebay,
you'll get a lot more for them.
You can use the scale below as a guide for yellow
||Stamp or Hallmark
||9ct or 375
||14ct or 583
||18ct or 750
||24ct or 999
If you are unsure or can't see the stamp or hallmark
then take your items to your local jeweller for valuation. If your
jewller can't see a hallmark he may offer to an acid test to determine
the carat of your gold. A charge in the region of £6.00 may
be made for this. If you do go ahead, make sure that the jeweller
gives you a receipt stating the carat, weight and type of jewellery
that has been tested, this will safeguard you against any discrepancies
you may encounter when selling your item.
If you are in any doubt about using postal and/or
online gold traders then you can contact The
Trading Standards Institute, who may be able to inform you
of any negative feedback received on the company you plan to deal
with. Remember, you probably won't get top prices from gold trading
companies as they only pay melt down prices. As an alternative, you
could try selling your gold at online auctions such as ebay,
where you may get a better price per item especially if they are designer
items or contain precious stones.
If you are keen to sell your old jewellery but don't
want to use an online system, you can take your items to a local jeweller
for valuation. Most High Street jewellers will buy second-hand items
and you may even get a good price for them. Many are now starting
to buy gold for melt down, which means that you can carry out the
transaction face to face and hold onto your jewellery at all times.
So it's worth popping in and getting a valuation.
We welcome any testimonials from people who have
used online and postal gold traders. Please write to us with your
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