We have a selection of different recyclers to choose from here at Compare and Recycle, each offering a different amount of money for your device. You have two ways to send your device to them: firstly, you can use the package that the recycling company sends you to send your phone, or you can send your device to them by yourself. The company will assess the quality of your phone which will dictate the price that you will receive for it. To receive your payment, you can choose either a cheque, a bank transfer or via PayPal.
When it comes to selling your phone, once you have decided to upgrade or know you have a device to sell, it's best to choose an offer as soon as you can. This is because smartphones’ value depreciates over time. Despite this, there are still specific times each year which could get you more money for your phone. These are usually in the months leading up to Christmas and just before a new iPhone is announced (which is usually in September).
The iPhone SE came out in 2016 and it comes with a choice of four capacity options: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The device’s capacity is what partially dictates the amount of money you will receive for your iPhone SE. The price is also determined by its condition. If your device is in good condition, this will maximise the price that you will receive for it.
Each recycler will carry out different processes for recycling your device, however what usually happens is that your phone will have a refurbishment. If your phone is past the point of a simple repair job, then it will go to a recycling facility in which the profitable internal components of your device will be removed and put back on the market.
Even if your device is completely broken, it can still get sold as a second-hand device with certain recycling companies. At the top of the page, choose ‘broken’ to categorise your device. There is an array of issues that your phone could have, including a broken screen, buttons not working, charging problems and scratches and dents. If your device has been damaged by water, then you should check your recycler’s Terms and Conditions, or get in touch with them directly to find out what their policies are on this.