By recycling your mobile phone you have helped safeguard our environment.
When you are ready to put your Pixel 3a back on the market, simply choose which recycling company you feel is giving you the best offer for your Pixel 3a. Once you have chosen your recycler, they will need information about you and your phone. Then, you can either use a freepost package or your own packaging to send your device to the recycler. Once this has been carried out, you will get paid through either PayPal, bank transfer or cheque.
We would recommend that you sell your Pixel 3a now if you are done with it, as smartphones’ value tends to depreciate over time. While you could sell your device now, you could also wait until certain points annually which are also ideal. These would be close to Christmas and just before a new Google handset is announced.
The Pixel 3a was released in 2019 with one capacity option: 64GB. This was £399 when it first came out, which was about half the price of the Pixel 3. You can sell your phone now which would be ideal as you will get paid more than if you were to hold out until later. The reason for this is that phones’ value decreases over time. The value of your device will also be determined by its condition. If your phone has visible signs of damage for example, then this will reduce its value. We would recommend that you keep your Pixel 3a in a phone case for this reason.
You can resell your Pixel 3a once you are finished with it. This will usually involve your device getting refurbished to make it suitable to be sold on. If your phone is completely broken, then it can still have the profitable parts from inside the device removed and sold on.
Your phone could be totally broken, but this does not mean that you will not be able to make some money out of it. You just need to categorise your phone as ‘broken’. Some ways that your phone could be broken is if the screen has shattered, faulty buttons or audio issues. If your device has been subjected to water damage, then you should ensure that you see your recycling company’s T&Cs or contact them to see what your next steps are.