Best Places To Sell Your Old Phone In The UK

Top 5 places to sell your old phone: Facebook, eBay, Music Magpie, eBay and DOJI

Looking to sell your old phone in the UK? Whether you're looking to trade it in for cash, sell it directly to another buyer, recycle it responsibly, or upgrade it to a newer model there are a number of options available to you.

Each option comes with its own benefits and issues, in this article we'll be looking at the differences between the services and what that means for you. We've provided a little information on each, including: how time efficient it is, how much interaction you can expect to have with potential purchasers, and how much you can expect to pay in seller's fees.

Doji's Top 5 Places to Sell Your Old Smartphone:

Facebook Marketplace

Love it, or hate it, Facebook Marketplace is a really popular place for people to sell their used items. The price you can get for your item is relatively fair, as the transactions are person-to-person. There are a load of issues for sellers and buyers on the platform though. You deal with a lot of random people, most of them have sob stories or other reasons you should reduce the cost of your item. It's time-intensive and you generally have to accept a lower price than you'd wanted, plus buyers have less trust in the service. They get no warranties and for the most part, assume sellers will disappear off the face of the planet if there are issues.

Computer Exchange

If you're looking to sell your used tech or games, CEX is a great option for you. They've been commonplace in most town centres for years, and offer a quick and convenient way to get cash for your used tech. It's a pretty much hassle-free service, offering same-day cash. But there are a few drawbacks, the amount of money you can expect for your device is much lower than some of our other options. The reason for this: CEX is a reseller, and as a result, they have to ensure they're making money when they sell on your old phone.

Music Magpie

Music Magpie offers a quick and convenient service, allowing you to select the model of phone you're selling and explain the damage to the device. People buying through Music Magpie will be entitled to a warranty and sellers don't have the hassle of dealing with issues or queries. The main problem with Music Magpie is the amount of money you can expect for your device. Similarly to Computer Exchange, Music Magpie are a reseller, they have to make sure they're able to make money on the product they're buying from you. As a result, you'll get a much lower price than is fair in the market.


eBay is an excellent option if you're looking to sell some of your old items, old tech and smartphones included. It's a fantastic service that offers great protection for buyers and sellers on their platform. It does, however, have a load of issues for potential sellers. Firstly, there's the hassle of selling on the platform: responding to potential buyers, taking photos, writing product descriptions, and dealing with issues after you've sold the item. Then, there are the seller's fees: on eBay you can expect to pay around 12.5% in fees as a seller, and you have to manage the shipping of your product yourself. Plus, receiving your cash can also take some time.

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You're also combating the climate crisis

By selling your old tech on any of the other platforms above, you're supporting a circular economy. Preventing e-waste from going to landfill and reducing your impact on the environment. You're also helping to protect the lungs of our planet, we're partnered with One Tribe so every purchase made on Doji protect 5 trees.

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