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At Compare and Recycle, we have many companies looking to buy your old iPhone XR, offering an array of prices. You simply have to select a price and complete your details. You then have a choice of how to send your device to the recycler. The company will either give you a package to post your iPhone XR, or you can print a freepost delivery label to pack your phone and send it on your own. When the recycler receives your phone and they have checked it, they will then send you your money via PayPal, bank transfer or cheque.
The best time to sell your iPhone XR will always be as soon as possible, however there are certain peaks in the year which would be the ideal times to sell your device. This is when iPhone XRs are in low supply or high demand. These are typically in the months leading up to a new iPhone release (usually in September), or a couple of months before Christmas.
The iPhone XR was released in 2018 and it comes in 3 different capacities. The price at the time of its release was upwards of £749 with higher capacities costing more. The maximum that you can get from your iPhone XR is the top price mentioned above, if your device is in an excellent condition with no scratches or any other signs of wear and tear. You have a better chance of achieving this if you use a sturdy phone case to protect your device.
Each recycler has a different process for recycling your iPhone XR, however most recyclers will want to keep your device to refurbish and resell it to the domestic market. If your phone cannot be repaired, then your device will be sent to a recycling facility for the valuable materials inside the phone.
Certain recyclers prefer to buy your broken devices to give them a completely new lease of life. At the top of the page, you can select the condition of your phone and select ‘broken’. A recycler will consider a phone as broken if it has one of the following: it will not turn on, it has a broken screen, it does not charge properly, it has problems with the speaker, chips and dents, and buttons that will no longer work. If you have any water damage, certain recyclers might have different policies, so you will need to refer to their T&Cs or contact them directly to find out what the next step will be.