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What is your old smartphone worth?

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With the much-anticipated Nokia 3310 relaunch taking place this year, users might want to consider selling their old phone, says Claire Cobbledick, marketing head for Gumtree SA.
The iconic Nokia 3310, first launched in 2000, quickly became one of South Africa’s most popular devices. “Since word of the relaunch became public news, Gumtree users have started listing their original Nokia 3310s for relatively high sums – one listing asks for R12,345.00,” comments Cobbledick.
But how do you know what your secondhand phone is worth?
“Gumtree users were frequently asking this question when looking to sell previously owned phones, as well as secondhand cars, property and laptops. That’s why we developed the Gumtree Price Checkers,” says Cobbledick.
The tools were launched last year with the intention of helping Gumtree users to establish a fair price when buying or selling goods.
“The mobile phone tool collates data on different cellphones and determines a price based on the user’s make and model,” comments Cobbledick.
Right now, you can get up to R3 700 for your Samsung Galaxy A3, R1 000 for a Blackberry Bold 9790, around R3 000 for your iPhone 5 and R2,700 for a Sony Xperia C.
“These are all relatively outdated phones, but they’re still fetching reasonable prices,” comments Cobbledick.
Since the launch of the cellphone Price Checker, secondhand devices listed at the right price have been selling remarkably quickly on the platform.