Raise your hand if your household's junk drawer has a few old phones in it. Is your arm in the air? Good! While your kids or other younger folk in your life may tease you about hanging onto these old, seemingly useless contraptions, we have GREAT news for you.
When it comes to mobile phones, certain models of old-fashioned favorites are turning out to be worth a lot of money, and people are cashing in bug bucks by selling them on the internet. Do you have any of these past models collecting dust in your house or attic?
If you have the original iPhone (left), also known as the 599px-IPhone_2g, these frst-generation iPhones are being sold on eBay for at or very near the original price (around $400), though ones with the original packaging are going for thousands more. Meanwhile, old models of the Nokia 3310 (center) are going for around $100, and unlocked Nokia 8830s are going for up to $675. The Ericsson T28 (right) might earn you $100, while an unused, still-in-the-box model could garner up to $500.
And if you've hung onto your original Motorola brick phone? Some are being sold on eBay for almost $2,000.
Gee, is it suddenly time to clean out the attic or basement? We have a feeling it might be.