If you are looking forward to resale your old phone without much hazel before you proceed to buy a new one, there are quite a few online websites that offer decent prices and are fit to sell used phones. Also, more often than not, the rate you get will be more than the exchange price e-commerce players offer for specific products.
So, if you wish to sell or recycle your old phone in India here are the best websites that could offer a decent quote.
These websites refurbish and rectify the issues an old device have and then resell it to retailers so that they can be sold to people who are looking for second hand phones.
But what about a dead phone? Once data is wiped, the phone is examined very closely to assess any reusability or remaining potential of electronics. Phone is tried to give a life. After thorough inspection if device is not found to be reusable and repairable then it is sent for recycling in a scientific and environmental friendly manner. 82% of India’s e-waste is personal devices and must be disposed and recycled in correct way.
Top 5 Sites to sell used phones online for cash:
Sell Used Mobiles is perhaps the most popular site in this niche. You can simply search for your phone or other gadgets (the website deals in desktops, Laptops, TV, Gaming consoles, Tablets, and iMacs), answer a few simple questions to define its condition and get your quote.
For a few phones that we tested, Cashify was one of the highest paying ones. The website also has a smartphone repair service that you can avail at your doorstep.
Mi exchange Program powered by Cashify: You can directly exchange old phones at Mi Home stores (available in Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai) while buying new Xiaomi phones. You can feed the details of your old phones to get a quote on the Cashify app and the store executive can examine your claim. You can, however, exchange only one device for a Xiaomi phone.
Budli is another website that accepts used phones. If your phone model is listed, you can directly enter details and get its equivalent cash value. In case you have a less popular model, you can still request a quote and folks at Budli will revert back to you within 72 hours.
If you accept the quote, you will be emailed a shipping label that you have to paste on the parcel that packs your phone and other documents. After your package is collected from your doorstep, shipped and inspected, money will be transferred to your bank account within 24 hours.
Instacash is currently operating in 19 cities i.e. Jaipur, Chandigarh, Surat, Pune, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Patna, Mysore, Vijayawada, Hubli, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. There also work in Malaysia and Singapore. You can get paid at the time of pick up via Paytm, IMPS and NEFT whatever you prefer. Instacash charges for pick up. You can install their app that have an smart algorithm to diagnose phone and it’s functionality to evaluate the worth of your phone. Instacash accepts dead phones too.
4. Karma Recycling
Best thing about Karma Recycling is that they accept all phones no matter it’s working or dead. So far they have bought more than 557133 devices and have paid out 15+ Crores Rupees to their customers. They buy old or dead Smartphones, Laptops, Iphones and Ipads. Karma Recycling is licensed collector and seggregator of electronic waste by Govt. Of India.
Once your phone is picked up, it will be sent to their warehouse and inspected. If approved, payment will be sent to you NEFT or Cheque whatever you selected with in 6-10 days. The whole process can take a maximum of 21 days. They are currently operating in major 19 cities.
recycledevice.com is another similar website which also accepts dead and bricked phones if you are looking for an alternative.
5. Olx and Quikr
Both are big, popular and very much similar websites in terms of concept. Both provides a platform where seller and buyer can connect to each other. In order to sell an old phone on Olx or Quikr, you first have to list your phone on their websites with all the details about phone. Obviously you have to tell where do you live so that whenever a potential buyer living around you searches for old phones, your listing shows up and he can contact with you. Fix a meeting with buyer. Buyer examines the phone. If he likes the phone, you get the money. In other words, the olx and quikr help your product to attract potential buyers. There are some pros and cons associated with this process. Let’s see cons first –
- It might take longer to find a right buyer.
- You will need to pick up every phone call and convince buyer
- Negotiation/bargaining involved.