A new mobile trade in site has recently been launched by electronics retailers PC World and Curry’s which will allow you to trade in your unwanted mobile and tablet devices in return for vouchers which can be spent in stores or online.
The new scheme which is similar to those offered at other online mobile recycling sites, is as close to a new for old trade in service as you can get as you will be trading in your old mobile phones or tablet computer for vouchers that can be used to buy a new mobile or other electronic goods.
The site promises to monitor and update prices on a regular basis in order to be as competitive as possible. At this time the maximum they are offering for any unwanted electronic item is £250 in gift cards.
How it Works
- Visit the Curry’s / PC World trade in website.
- Find the device you want to sell by using the search bar or search by manufacturer facility
- Select the device you want to sell and you will be quoted a working and non-working price.
- If you are happy with the price then register your details and proceed through the checkout.
- Once you have checked out you will be sent a return freepost envelope which you can send your goods in. You must send the handset, battery and battery cover, you can send any accessories you have with the phone to be recycled but it will not increase the price of the trade in. At any time you will be able to login to your account to check the progress of your order.
- Upon receipt of your unwanted mobile phone it will be checked to make sure it matches the condition you specified and your gift card will be sent out within 4 working days. Your gift card can be used at any PC World or Curry’s store in the UK or via their website.
What Happens to My Old Phone Once it Has Been Received?
Curry’s and PC World state that 100% of the handsets that they receive through the site will be recycled in line with current EU laws. 85% of the handsets that they get will be refurbished by their engineers so they can be resold in the UK and developing countries that rely on mobile phones as their main way of communication.
As of September 2012 this recycling site is offering a special promotion where any users will get an extra 15% for their old handset by accepting a Curry’s / PC World gift voucher. The other option is to accept cash via BACS which will be sent within 4 days.