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If you're looking to sell yo ur mobile phone then you need to read this

Despite the fact that we spend hundreds of pounds on brand new mobile phones every year or two, it's somewhat surprising to learn that the vast majority of people simply leave their old handsets to gather dust as soon as they have replaced them. In our view, this is an awful waste of potential income given the fact that modern phones actually hold their value quite well for two to three years before being consigned to the history books forever.

If, like many people, you change your phone once every year or two, then you've no doubt got at least one handset lying around that could potentially earn you some real money. Depending on the make and the model, you could be able to earn anywhere between £50 and £200 for your old handsets, but only if you know the tips and tricks that will allow you to sell yo ur mobile phone for the top price.

Firstly, your phone should be unlocked for use on all networks. This means that it can be used by any SIM card, even one that doesn't come from the original network you bought it for. There are ways to unlock phones yourself, but if you lack the technical knowledge or the confidence to attempt this, we recommend you call into your local phone store and ask for their advice. Often they will be more than happy to unlock it for you for a small fee.

Assuming your phone is in good condition and comes with the box and all the accessories, you should have no problem getting a great price for it on Craigslist, Gumtree or your local newspaper's classifieds section. We recommend these options above eBay since you won't need to pay to list your item, nor will you have to fork over a percentage of the final sale price. It also means that you don't need to post your item to the buyer - instead you can meet them up in person for the transaction, which is always preferable when buying or selling electronics.

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