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Do You Save Your Old Cell Phones? A Lot of Money Could Be Coming Your Way


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 folks in your life may tease you about hanging onto these old and 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 big bucks by selling them on the internet. Do you have any of these past models collecting dust in your garage or attic?


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First-generation iPhones like the one on the left (also known as the 599px-IPhone_2g) are being sold on eBay for almost $500, although ones with the original packaging are going for thousands more. Meanwhile, old models of the Nokia 3310 (center) are going for around $50. The Ericsson T28 (right) might earn you up to $100, while an unused, still-in-the-box model could garner much more.


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And if you’ve hung onto your original Motorola brick phone, you could turn that in for a pretty penny. Now considered antique pieces, these chunky phone are going for more than $100 on eBay.

Gee, is it suddenly time to clean out the attic or basement? We have a feeling it might be.

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