The WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) legislation introduced in the UK in 2007 is aimed at reducing the amount of electronic waste entering landfill. Every piece of electronic equipment contains small amounts of bromine, cadmium, and mercury, and 99.9 percent of ALL electronic-equipment waste is now classed as hazardous. Consumers can actually profit from these regulations, providing they know what to do and where to go.
The Advance of Technology
20 years ago few people owned a computer, and even less a mobile phone. Now, some 92 percent of all adults in the UK have a mobile device of one type or another, and more than 70 percent of that number upgrade to the latest handsets at least once a year in. if you're like most people who regularly use mobile phones, you tend to hang on to the old handsets after you have got the latest model; as a result, you’ll probably have a few floating round the house.
The best way to sell HTC Desire HD and other mobile handsets is by way of an online dealer. Chances are you have an internet connection at home or at work and can spare five minutes of your time. All you have to do is navigate to the online form and fill in a few details, which must include the handset IMEI number, a 15-digit a security code on all phones that is easily obtainable. If you're not sure, you'll be instructed on how to find it when completing the form.
Making Money from Redundant or Excess Technology
Once you have completed the form and submitted it, you'll get an instant feedback and price for what your particular handset is worth. Once you're satisfied, you can then make the arrangements for the handset to be collected from your home, and in a few days the cash will be released. This also applies to game controller handsets, Blu Ray and DVD players, and numerous other technologies used in the home and office. I am sure if you look around your home, you'll find several items that you can get money for simply by logging on and taking time to complete an online form.
Perhaps you have been unfortunate enough to have your handset stolen or have dropped it in the bath or sink when it was full of water. If your insurance covered it for theft and/or accidental damage, you may well have had a replacement phone supplied to you. It is a fair bet that the replacement was a refurbished handset which had been recycled, and you ended up owning it. Old handsets that are no longer able to be used for one reason or another are ideal sources of component spare parts. Many more are broken down, and the parts, cases, and screens go on to replace broken or damaged elements of another handset. Many old phones find their way abroad and are sold on a legitimate second-hand international market.
Either way, wherever they end up, you can profit from that initial sale to an online dealer.
Graham Green is a freelance writer and gadget groupie and has recently been investigating how consumers can sell blackberry bold 9780 handsets and others to make a little money on redundant technology.