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Twelfth Monkey

Flogging an old mobile.

Anyone else done so?  Mine have usually been unsuitable by dint of age/diminishing abilities - price too low to be worth bothering with.  Present one seems to be somewhere between 50 and 80, so I'm thinking of selling via one of those websites.  Any recommendations?

More importantly, what steps to take to remove all data?  I've heard the odd story, reliability unknown, of people thinking they'd cleared all data/apps etc only to find out that it's all still there, including bank details etc.
Humphrey The Pug

I've used Mazuma many times, it's painless and completely hassle free, both myself and the youngest will be using them again at the end of the month; upgrade time, which can't come quick enough.

As for wiping the phone; I believe with Apple you need to remove the phone from your Apple account and then just reset it back to factory settings, this will clear it and it's the same with Android, just reset it back to factory settings and it will be wiped.
Twelfth Monkey

OK, thanks.  Had already gone through and unsynched and deleted everything I could find, including in the settings section.  Might as well get a few quid for it.
cbeaks1

I need a not too expensive smartphone (pref android and metal) for my dad. He left the last one in the car roof.

If you can give me the details I can check if suitable.

Thanks
Bob Sacamano

A factory reset will clear all the data, you can find that in the settings menu.

It's worth looking at a couple of the mobile phone recycling sites who compare what different operators will offer. I've used Mazuma and they were fine but I've had much better prices from others and quicker pay out.
Twelfth Monkey

cbeaks1 wrote:
I need a not too expensive smartphone (pref android and metal) for my dad. He left the last one in the car roof.

If you can give me the details I can check if suitable.

Thanks


Ah, sorry.  Flogged it already!
Giant

An excolleague sold his iPhone to mazuma or similar. He had cleared the memory and (claimed) he did a factory reset. A few weeks later he had a call from the local constabulary suggesting he attend the local station asap.

Mazuma had reported the photos found on his phone as containing locations of lots of local schoolswhich raised concerns. We did a lot of work in schools and the photos were all of our installations or surveying sites (he claims)!
Resident Spanner

I've sold a few to CEX who've given me more than they were going for privately!
Roadsterstu

Resident Spanner wrote:
I've sold a few to CEX who've given me more than they were going for privately!


I thought the only people who sold stuff to CEX were burglars.
Twelfth Monkey

Might I just flag for everyone's attention a company called Click2recycle?  They offered 60, and have just come back saying they'll offer 40 as there are marks to the bezel.  Are there fuck, it's pretty much as new.  Have told them to return the phone, cunts.  If they'd loped a fiver off I'd probably have gone with it (albeit grudgingly), these aren't new items after all.  But lopping a third off?  Fuck off.
PhilD

Giant wrote:
An excolleague sold his iPhone to mazuma or similar. He had cleared the memory and (claimed) he did a factory reset. A few weeks later he had a call from the local constabulary suggesting he attend the local station asap.



I'd also worry that despite resets and wipes there would still be stuff on it. I think I have every phone I've ever owned somewhere at home, with a couple in Mini D's toy box!
Twelfth Monkey

And I have to pay a fiver to have my phone returned by Click2Recycle - who I reiterate are shysters and conmen.  I don't believe they had any intention of paying the price initially offered.  Which if your iem is worth more than a fiver you have little option but to pay.  Cunts.
Twelfth Monkey

And now Mazuma reckon the screen doesn't work properly.  Fucking did when I despatched it.  These companies are a bunch of cunts.

Cbeaks, your dad can have it for nowt if he wants it, it's an LG G3S.

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