Cell Phones for Cash
December is the busiest season for cell phone sales: According to mobile research
firm M:Metrics, an estimated 12 percent of U.S. consumers will buy new phones
during the month.
If you have a collection of old cell phones that are just taking up space in
your home, you might consider swapping them for some cash. It might make even
more sense if you're an IT manager responsible for acquiring, managing and disposing
of mobile devices in your organization.
You won't make much, but companies like Flipswap
and Cell For Cash will actually pay
you for your old phone, which they then resell. Flipswap offers its service
to consumers on its site but also sells its software to wireless distributors
like Parrot Cellular and online phone retailer Wirefly. Flipswap's pricing algorithms
offer a price for your phones by taking into account your phone's make and model,
condition and market demand.
Do you have old cell phones hanging around? What do you do with them? Dial
me in at [email protected].
Posted by Peter Varhol on 12/11/2007 at 12:20 PM