Fairphone are one of the few technology brands that have really made sustainability one of the key aspects of their devices. Designing for longevity, repairability and of course with all the modern technical requirements that users demand of their devices these days. But once you have owned the device for a prolonged period of time, you may decide to upgrade or to sell it on.
Choose one of the above merchants to sell your Fairphone 3 to, make sure you have selected the correct conditions and variations if applicable, then fill out the order form to lock in your offer price. In a day or two, the Merchant will then send you a pre paid pack to send them your device. Make sure you have recovered all the photos and texts off of it and reset to factory conditions before you send it off to ensure fast payment.
The value of mobile phones drops over time, so our number one piece of advice is to always sell the phone as soon as you have no more use for it. It’s worth more now than it will be in the future so as soon as you have put the order for a new phone in, providing it is expected to come fairly soon, you can lock your offer price in for your old device. It’s all too easy to get distracted by the new phone when it turns up, so best get that out of the way before it does.
The merchant will make any repairs the device needs to make it suitable once again for resale, or if it was already in a really good condition, they will make sure it doesn’t have any personal data still on the phone, give it a little clean and anti-bacterial and viral wash, and then put the device back on the market, where someone else will likely enjoy the remaining years of support and upgrades fairphone tend to offer their customers.
The thing about Fairphone is that a broken one is usually very easily repairable, due to the availability and interchangeability of the device components. This means merchants aren’t put off by a broken one. It does mean you’ll receive less for it, but it’s better than finding its way into a landfill. Simply choose broken in the selectors above and go through the same process as if it were new.