Tesco’s has now launched a trade-in scheme for your old gadgets

Tesco, the supermarket giant has now launched an electrical recycling service, in store for all its customers. In return for your unwanted gadgets, Tesco will give you Clubcard points and gift cards.

You can recycle a range of things, from flat screen TV’s to sat navs. Under the scheme, shoppers will be able to get their electrical valued instantly. The valuation will be given according to Tesco’s online database, which holds more than 3000 products, and provides current market value prices for the goods.

Trade-in your old gadgets at Tesco's and collect Clubcard points

Trade-in your old gadgets at Tesco's and collect Clubcard points

Although small electrical items like microwaves and games consoles are included in the scheme, larger appliances like washing machines and dishwashers are not included.
With your old electrical, all of them will be recycled in some way. Some will get refurbished, where as others will be broken down for their parts. Depending on the quality and age of the product, you could find yourself getting quite a bit of cash. For example if you have a decent sat nav in good working condition, then you could get £50.

Matt Clear, Which? shopping expert says: ‘Any initiative that encourages people to recycle old electrical goods should be welcomed, but don’t necessarily accept the Clubcard points or gift card value you are offered from Tesco without having a clear idea of what you gadget is worth first.

“Before trading your goods in, we advise you to have a quick look on eBay, Amazon or in your local newspaper to see how much you could earn by selling your old gadgets yourself. It could be that your old sat nav or digital camera is worth more than you think, and more than Tesco is offering in Clubcard points.”

If you have a few items around your home that you would like to get recycled, then pop down to any of the 238 Tesco Extra and Tesco Homeplus stores. Tesco are not alone in recycling, Asda, Boots and eve Marks and Spencer’s offer online recycling services.

More Blackberry Trade-ins

Although we have previously mentioned that there has been an increasing interest from Blackberry users to jump ship, we can now say that there has been a surge in Blackberry trade-ins. This could be due to the recent launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S, although many Blackberry users did say in a survey that they wouldn’t trade-in for an iPhone.

Fancy trading-in your old Blackberry?

Fancy trading-in your old Blackberry?

Gazelle, a gadget recycling service has said that there has been an 80% increase in Blackberry users looking to get rid of phones since last week. Although iPhone has increased competition further by releasing a new phone, many people feel that this is not the sole reason for the spike. A great factor is the recent outage that many Blackberry users faced, which has certainly not helped the company. During the same period of time, Android trade-ins have also increased by 72%.

An executive at Gazelle said that this is “easily the highest volume of BlackBerry trades ever seen, period.” an executive at Gazelle told Cnet.

Within the first weekend of the iPhone 4S release, Apple sold 4 million handsets; this is more than double what they sold for the iPhone 4.

Find out more about how to recycle your old mobile here.

Recycle your old iPhones and iPad’s for cash

With so many recycling companies out there, it can be difficult to choose which one to go for. However it doesn’t need to be a difficult process to recycle your gadgets. Many companies simply ask you fill in a few details about your gadget, and send you a quote instantly. If you like the price they quote, you can accept it, and send them the gadget in a postage paid envelope. Within a few days you should receive a cheque with your money.

Recycle your old iPad and iPhone for cash

Recycle your old iPad and iPhone for cash

The CEO at Tech Orchard  Phil Poje said, “People are looking for a simple way to sell their old iPhones and iPads; and at the same time, have the assurance that the device is NOT going to a landfill”.

With so many new gadgets coming out, there has been an increasingly growing interest in recycling old gadgets for cash. Don’t just chuck away your old mobiles, recycle them and not only will you make some money from them, but you also have the knowledge that you have done something to help the environment.

But if you feel like going one step further, or are feeling extra generous you could always donate the money you make from your gadget to a charity.

Click here to find out more about how to Recycle your iPhone.

Vodafone latest new offers

If you have an old phone that you want to sell, then you may just want to make your way down to a Vodafone store near you. Vodafone is offering Phone Buy Back, meaning you can get up to £215 for your old phone, so that you can go and buy the must have mobile on the market.

Take Advantage of Vodafone's Buy Back Offer

Take Advantage of Vodafone's Buy Back Offer

Here are a few examples of how much they will pay for certain phones:

·         Apple iPhone 4 16GB Vodafone for £215

·         Samsung I9000 Galaxy S for £155

·         BlackBerry Torch 9800 for £134

·         Nokia N8 for £133

If you are looking to buy a new phone, then get your hands on the new iPhone 4S with Vodafone. With Vodafone you can get the iPhone 4S 16Gb with 1200 minutes, unlimited texts and 750 MB of data from only £46 a month on a 24 month contract. You also get the option to pick a Black iPhone 4S or a White iPhone 4S.

If you still have your eye on the iPhone 4 then you get the iPhone 4 8GB  with 600 minutes, unlimited texts, 2GB BT Openzone Wi-Fi access and 500MB data from only £36 a month on a 24 month contract. You also get the option to pick a Black iPhone 4 or a White iPhone 4.

Another great offer from Vodafone is that with selected HTC handsets you can get triple minutes.  This offer has been extended till the 31st of October for the HTC Desire S and HTC Wildfire S.

If you decide to get the HTC Desire S, you will get 300 minutes, unlimited texts 500MB of data and not forgetting the added bonus of triple minutes, from £26 a month on a 24 month contract.

Or you could also get the HTC Wildfire S, with 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 250 MB data and the triple minutes, all from £20.50 a month on a 24 month contract.

Hurry and take advantage of this offer – Ends 31st October.

Do you really need more than one phone?

With so many of us opting to have multiple mobile phones, it does raise the question do we really need them? It is understandable that some of us have acquired two mobiles with one of them being a work phone, but really how many of us actually use it for work? Now it seems that most of us have the latest must have phones, simply because we want the newest device on the market. We don’t get them because we need them; we get them because we want them.

How many phones do you really need?

How many phones do you really need?

Most of today’s mobile phones contain both toxic and valuable minerals and metals. This is why it is so important to dispose of your old handsets properly, as failure to do so will cause a great impact on the environment, especially when you take into account how many mobile phones there are in the world.

Before you do go out and buy a new mobile phone, think about whether or not you really need it. If the answer is yes, then by all means, do recycle the old one you have.

The launch of the iPhone 4S causes surge in mobile phone recycling

With all the hype of the new iPhone 4S, almost everyone wants to get their hands on one. If you have an iPhone 4, and want to get the new iPhone, then you could potentially get £270 from recycling sites, although the iPhone 3GS resale value has reduced since the launch of the new iPhone.

Get upto £270 for your old iPhone 4

Get upto £270 for your old iPhone 4

It is known that smartphones, like BMW’s hold their resale value, so you do get a fair bit of money when you trade them in. yesterday many lined the streets, to get hold of the new iPhone 4S, with many of those people selling their old iPhones to the highest bidder.

Graham Miller, the director of SellMyOldMobilePhone.co.uk said, “iPhone owners are like most technology buffs and will clamour for the new model as soon as it is available. The iPhone 4 and even the 3GS  will be relegated to the annals of history, but not before many owners have cashed in, in what could be the biggest spike in the growing phone recycling industry’s short life.”

Got an old iPhone you want to recycle? Click here to find out how to get the best price for it.

Become a Record Breaker with O2

Have you ever wanted to be a record breaker? Well here is your chance. O2 UK recycling is looking to break the record for the most amount of mobile handsets donated in the course of a week, and become a Guiness World Record Breaker.

Become a Guiness World Record holder with O2

Become a Guiness World Record holder with O2

The current record is 6,130 mobile phones being donated in a single week. O 2 has already donated £500,000 to charity. Bill Eyres, the Head of CR, Environment and Sustainability New Business said “This challenge is a fun way of highlighting how we can help the environment through responsible recycling. We don’t take a penny from O2 Recycle as it all gets donated to our Think Big initiative to support amazing young people making a difference in their communities. Take part and become official Guinness World record breakers!’

To be in with a chance to be a record breaker, simply take any old mobile phones you have to your local O2 store, starting from Friday 7th October, till Thursday 13th October. Alternatively you can donate it by contacting them on 0845 550 0202, or you request a freepost envelope directly from their website, www.o2recycle.co.uk.

All this recycling will not only help the environment, but it will also help many young people, as all the money raised will go to O2’s Think Big project, which helps young people aged 13-25, by giving them support, funding and training to help them.

If you have an old mobile lying around, do the right thing and recycle it.

Many consumers could cash in with the launch of the iPhone 4S

Many consumers could cash in with the launch of the iPhone 4S
With the launch of the new iPhone 4S being announced this week, there is likely to be a frenzy of people trying to recycle their old smartphone in time for the upgrade. Sellmyoldmobilephone.co.uk, has  deals on old mobile phones with more than 25 recycling companies,  has said that there will be an increase in smartphones being recycled, not only with the new iPhone being released,, but also because more and more people are starting to understand the benefits to their pocket as well as the environment.
The largest increase in mobile phone being recycled occurred in January, just after Christmas, with many trading in their old phones. Every year around 140 million handsets fill up landfill’s, with a damaging effect on the environment.

Cash your iPhone in

Cash your old iPhone in

Director of sellmyoldmobilephone.co.uk, Graham Miller said: “Consumers go crazy for any Apple launch, even when it is simply a new version of an existing product. When you put this alongside a growing consumer awareness of the benefits of recycling mobile phones, to the vendor’s pocket and the environment, there is the potential for this launch to be a huge boost to this fledgling industry.”

“I believe October, when the new iPhone is stated for launch, could be the busiest month for phone recycling, though it is clear that there are still millions of people not getting on board. The most lucrative handsets to recycle are smart phones, so existing iPhone users have the most to gain from selling on their old handsets.”

But don’t leave it to late to recycle your old iPhone because as soon as the latest phone is out, the iPhones’ predecessor’s value will reduce.

Find out how much your iPhone is worth here.

Consumers are missing out on £762 million a year according to O2

According to a recent survey of more than 2,000 consumers, O2 found out that more than half of these consumers were not recycling their electronic gadgets properly, and not only were they loosing out on more than £760 million, but they are also harming the environment by deposing this hazard waste incorrectly.

Consumers missing out on cash for old gadgets

Consumers missing out on cash for old gadgets

The survey calculated that nationally over 17 million people got rid of their electronic gadgets in the past year, with around 9 million not making any money from them at all.

Chris Gamlin from O2 said, “Millions of people are missing out on huge sums of money due to their recycling reluctance,” O2 Recycle offers recycling of a range of gadgets, and those recycling mobile phones can also take advantage of its price match guarantee, which ensures consumers get the best price possible.”

There are a growing number of companies that have realised the value of recycling old gadgets, by generating money from the recovered minerals and metals from the old devices. O2 has its own non-profit program, called Think Big.

Click here to find out more about O2’s Think Big.

Which mobile recycling company is best overall?

Mazuma mobile voted best overall for mobile recyclingWith so many mobile recycling companies out there, it can be difficult to decide which company to go with. According to an independent test carried out, it revealed that Mazuma mobile fared best overall when taking into account the performance, the speed and the quality service.

According to the test, people who recycle with Mazuma can usually expect to have their cash payment within three days, however their six other rivals tended to take between nine and fifteen days to deliver the money.

The managing director of Mazuma Mobile, Charlo Carabott said “Increasingly we find that consumers are placing a premium on customer service, reliability and speed. This continues to be our competitive advantage.”

Find out more about mobile recycling here.