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Cash quick from old phones
Member Name: R8IT
Advantages: Speed, service
Disadvantages: May get more dosh selling privately
I've used various websites in the past to sell phones but this is the fist time I've use Mazuma mobile. They do a lot of advertising on TV but this wasn't the reason I picked them, it was purely down to price.
They basically buy your old mobile phones from you for cash (cheque), the website is very easy to navigate and you can get an instant quote for the phone you have. You simply select the make and model and it shows the working price. For them to accept it as a working phone it needs to power up and have no major defects, and a working screen. Minor cosmetic damage is accepted. They do offer a non working price which is significantly lower.
Once you are happy to accept the price you simply enter your details including the phone verification number, which is shown inside the phone, and within 48hrs they send out a thin plastic bag in the post. Posting the phone back is free of charge. As the return bag is thin it is advised to wrap the phone a few times in bubble wrap or an alternative to protect it. You only need to send the phone and battery.
Postage as I said is free, however for more expensive phones it's possibly worth paying for recorded or special delivery. Recorded post should be around £2. You can also opt for proof of delivery which is free and covers you up to £37. Or the more expensive Special delivery.
Is it any good? - Well Yes. I put my request in on Sunday, on the Tuesday I dropped my phone in at the post office (I used the proof of delivery method for free) and by Thursday I received the cheque - that's 5 day turn around - which is very impressive.
The other internet companies I tried didn't come near that. The alternative is selling on ebay, but with this you have added hassle, no guarantee you will get more money and the process is slower.
Summary: I would definitely recommend Mazuma based on the service and speed