Do you sell, keep or recycle old cellphones?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: When I upgrade my smartphone, the old one...
    Gets sold on a classifieds/auction site (ebay, craigs, kijiji or whatever) : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Gets sold on Guzu, Gizmogul, Gazelle or the like : (0 votes)
    Gets kept and repurposed (mp3 player, etc.) : (0 votes)
    Gets given to a family member/donated to a women's shelter or the like : (5 votes)
    24 %
    Usually just ends up sitting in a drawer before i throw it in the trash : (7 votes)
    33 %
    My cellphones have always been dumbphones. : (4 votes)
    19 %
    Other (please explain, I've completely run out of ideas.) : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’ve kept all of them. 

    Post # 4
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    2783 posts
    Sugar bee

    @EffieTrinket:  I sell all of my old phones on eBay. I have always gotten at least the same amount I paid for the new phone, sometimes I get more

    Post # 5
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    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    My 3 previous phones are all in my desk drawer, except one old iPhone I gave to my mom. 

    Post # 6
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    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    If someone I know wants it, I give it to them, otherwise I just hang onto it incase I/someone else needs a spare

    Post # 7
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    448 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I tend to keep them then turn them into my foreign phone by buying different SIM cards.

    (like my newest old phone is my USA number, another HK etc)

    If I didnt do that I guessI would give them to charity or something

    Post # 8
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    3077 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I keep them and eventually seem to end up giving them away to someone who doesn’t have a working phone. Not sure why that always happens.

    Post # 9
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    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I’ve only ever had dumbphones. They are all sitting in the drawer right next to me. Every once in a while I power them up and read through the old saved text messages I have. Otherwise they just sit there. I keep my phones for ages (first one three years, second one five years), so they are really darn beat up. I wouldn’t get any money for them since they’re falling apart.

    Post # 10
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    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @EffieTrinket:  We send ours to the san diego zoo to get recycled.

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