This Vancouver company wants to buy your old smartphone

Sep 10 2019, 7:53 pm

Yes, you read that right: you can get rid of your old smartphone and score some cash in return.

That means no more meeting up with strangers off Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, and no more dealing with the headache that comes with eBay, either. Phew! Plus, the timing couldn’t be better — the new iPhone 11 is being released this month. (Time for an upgrade, we’d say.)

iPhone 5s/Sphere

Sphere is a cellphone trade-in website based right here in Vancouver, and they’re offering cash with no hassle for your old smartphone. All you have to do to learn how much you could get for your old or current phone is head over to their website and select the phone model, carrier, and condition. 

If you accept the offer shown, the team at Sphere will send you a prepaid shipping kit for free, which you can then use to send your phone in. After they’ve received your smartphone and inspected it, you’ll receive your payment.

And if you have any old phones sitting around not doing anything — there’s no time like the present to do some good for the environment instead of tossing them out into the trash! Once trashed, they end up in landfills, leaching toxic chemicals into the soil. In fact, electronics account for up to 70% of landfills’ toxic waste, so it’s definitely worth it to recycle.

You’re also welcome to send in any other old phones you have (even your very first flip phone) alongside any smartphones you send in. You won’t get reimbursed for these, but if they’re sitting around your house collecting dust you’ll be doing your part for the environment in recycling them.

iPhone XR/Sphere

In contrast with trading in your device with a carrier, Sphere gives you money back (in the form of a cheque, e-transfer, or PayPal payment). That means you can spend it however you like, whether it’s on a new phone or a fun activity on a rainy day.

iPhone 7/Sphere

You can trade in phone models ranging from iPhone to Samsung, Google Pixel, LG, and Huawei, and even iPads and iPods! Here’s an example: if you’re selling an unlocked iPhone X 64GB in mint condition, you’ll likely get around $515 for it. Or if you’re selling a Samsung Galaxy S9 in mint condition, you’ll likely get around $255.

With the upcoming release of the iPhone 11 and the new Pro series, prices for smartphones will only continue to fall. If you’re looking to upgrade, head over to today to find out how much your old (or current) smartphone is worth.

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