‘Ease money worries’ by selling unwanted products, consumers told

Consumers in the UK could ease their debt troubles by selling unwanted goods, it has been suggested.

A survey carried out by Consumer Focus has dis…

Consumers in the UK could ease their debt troubles by selling unwanted goods, it has been suggested.

A survey carried out by Consumer Focus has discovered that there are 85 million old mobile phones lying around in Britain that could make money if sold.

The study discovered seven-in-ten mobile phone users have at least one or more disused call-pieces, while 11 per cent have five or more old devices going to waste.

Second-hand phones can fetch anywhere between £25 and £300 according to the organisation.

Mobile phone expert at the body Hannah Bullivant said: “By throwing phones away, we’re wasting huge amounts of money and adding unnecessarily to our landfill mountains.”

She added these devices are “sophisticated bits of kit” and could still be used or recycled.

Craig Phillipson, managing director of Shopworks UK, recently disclosed that consumers in Britain are still wary of spending money in the current economic climate.

By Joe Shervin

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