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How to sell your phone, it’s easy!

Looking to sell your cell phone or other used electronics? Whether you’re looking to sell broken phones, trying to sell used tablets or checking out our other gadget trade in options, we know we can help you find what you’re looking for.

Gadget Valuer is a trusted, leading electronics recycling comparison site that aims to make your phone trade in process as simple as possible. All you need to do is find your device model, and we’ll instantly show you the most competitive trade in values out there, from top US recycling programs.

You can get money for cell phones and other electronics by following these 3 simple steps.

Compare prices

Get an instant offer

Find your gadget using the search bar at the top of the page! Once you do, click on it and we’ll instantly show you the top trade in values being offered by leading US recycling programs.

Ship your device

Ship your gadgets

Once you’ve decided “that’s where I’ll sell my phone”, simply follow the instructions to complete the order process and you’ll be sent a pre-paid shipping kit. Ship your device to your chosen program for FREE!

Get paid

Get quick cash!

Get paid by PayPal, check, gift card or donate to charity! Payment will be made by your buyer within 5-7 business days of receiving your gadget. PayPal is the fastest method. Email updates keep you in the loop!

Sellling devices

Comparing = MORE CASH!

By comparing cell phone trade in prices before you recycle, you’re guaranteed to get more cash!

Get a price now

Get paid cash

What happens after you sell

So you’ve decided where to sell electronics that you just don’t use anymore – but what happens to them next? US recycling programs have a dynamic, super-organized process in place to make sure your phone is ready for its new life in no time.

Postage paid and shipping kit

Delivered to buy back program

Thanks to the pre-paid shipping kit provided by the recyclers, your used gadgets reach them in no time!

Device checking

They check the condition

The electronics recycling programs check your gadget’s in the condition you claimed, and run IMEI checks to ensure it’s not listed as lost or stolen!

Secure personal data removal

Your data is cleaned

You should wipe your data before you sell cell phones, but recyclers will do it again just to ensure it’s really gone.

Phone refurbishment

Refurbished & Reused

The majority of recycled cell phones are refurbished back to great condition, and sold on to have a second life!

Real customer feedback


I’d never traded in a cell phone before but had an awesome experience using this site. The steps were really simple and I actually found I got more money by comparing. Thanks guys!

By Scott F. New York


Gadget Valuer was great – gave me exactly wanted. Got a good price from a good company and had my money within a week. Would use again!

By Lara, Arizona


Had  a 100% positive experience with Gadget Valuer. I sold a broken phone and the advice was really handy, spoke to the recycling program beforehand and still got good money for my old cell.

By Charles S., Boston


Really pleased with my Gadget Valuer experience – comparing prices made it a lot easier to decide where to send my cell. I’d definitely recommend them to friends!

By Aaron Porter, Nashville

Why we’re better?

There are a number of options available to you when you decide “I want to sell my phone”, so how do you pick the right one? Gadget Valuer is the simplest, most trustworthy option – guaranteed to get you convenient cash.

Gadget Valuer vs eBay vs Craigslist

Sell to trusted companies, not random people

We 100% trust recycling programs we list here – trade in with top offers from professional buyers, instead of anonymous people on eBay or Craigslist.

No hidden seller fees

Unlike the eBay phone trade in option, there are no hidden seller fees with Gadget Valuer – what you see is what you get!

Choose your sale price upfront

By comparing phone trade in prices, you can make an educated choice on the value and program that most suits you.

Super fast sale

Professional buyers will issue your payment as soon as they’ve received and checked your phone! PayPal payments can be seen the same day!

FREE nationwide shipping

All of the recycling programs listed on Gadget Valuer offer pre-paid, FREE shipping kits so that shipping is totally FREE.

UPS collections from your house

Selling large or expensive gadgets? Recyclers organise UPS collections right from your house!

Popular Questions

We know that the electronics trade in process can seem daunting if you’ve never tried to sell your gadgets online before – but it doesn’t have to be! The expert Gadget Valuer team has put together in-depth answers to the most frequently asked questions here – click below to find the answers to your queries.