WTF Techies! Where can I sell, donate or recycle old flip phones?

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  1. Petal

    Petal A girl in a sea of mults

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    We recently did a mass clean out of our attic and garage. I found a box with all our OLD flip and slide cell phones from the past 15 years or so. Not smart phones... seriously old time flip phones.

    It's quite sad - looks like a casket or time capsule full of old timey cell phones. :confused:

    Not sure why we kept them at the time, but I want to get rid of them responsibly... not just trash dumping.

    Any suggestions for websites or places to recycle, donate, etc? They are all too old for Gazelle.com, etc... need other options.

    Much appreciated folks. :hat:
     
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  2. MorningSong13

    MorningSong13 Well-Known Member

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    I've seen bins as you walk into Best Buy. Prob your best bet.
     
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  3. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

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    Send me your panties preferably soiled kthanx
     
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    reno VIP Extreme Gold

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    I saw one at my local Staples and Shoprite.
     
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  6. Petal

    Petal A girl in a sea of mults

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    Just dump them in? No charge?
     
  7. Petal

    Petal A girl in a sea of mults

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    GTFO - I am doing recycling business here.

    Plus, you are too late... already sent them to Kanye. :eek:
     
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    YodaQuiversStern Turn and face the strange

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    Donate to the local battered women's shelter.
     
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    Petal A girl in a sea of mults

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    Well, I'll be darn. Guess I need to head to an actual Best Buy store this week.

    From their site:

    Accepted at Best Buy Stores For Free
    Limit three items per household per day. Recycling is intended for residents only. Products from businesses and organizations, or items that present a health or safety hazard are not accepted.
    • - Calculators
    • - Chargers*
    • - Hands-Free Headsets*
    • - Landline Phones
    • - Mobile Phones*
    • - Rechargeable Batteries*
    • - Recorders
    • - Shredders
    • - Two-Way Radios*
    • - Wireless Broadband*
    Products with an asterisk (*) are also accepted at Best Buy Mobile Stores.

    [​IMG]
    Not Accepted
    • - Cases
    • - Safes
     
  10. GLguygardner

    GLguygardner "I break bread, ribs, hundred dollar bills..."

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    www.wallapop.com

    Sold off my shitty JBL Flip speaker for some dough. But you might have to meet up face to face.
     
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    Petal A girl in a sea of mults

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    GREAT idea... I will call a local one to see what they will accept.

    Thx
     
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    I seem to recall looking into donating an old phone, but I read somewhere that there is NO way you can wipe your personal info. off the phone .... who knows, but I ended up sending the phone back to the recycling division of the phone maker. Seemed the "safest" way. :dontknow:

    Here's the Nokia \ Microsoft site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/recycling/
     
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    just toss them in the regular trash
     
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    GLguygardner "I break bread, ribs, hundred dollar bills..."

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  17. Petal

    Petal A girl in a sea of mults

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    This. I always feel like they are never totally scrubbed clean.

    There was an article in our Sunday paper about selling phones and how to secure your data. These ones I found were really old (not smart phones) - so really only contacts and such would be on there. Fingers crossed I get it all off.
     
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    Yeah, but I figure, why take a chance? I was going to donate it to a battered woman's shelter but then I read that and I was like, uh maybe this isn't such a good idea ....
     
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    Salvation army and get a tax writeoff.
     
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    The faht games.
     
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