How to Sell your Used Cellphone on Gumtree

Many of us are constantly looking to upgrade our cellphones to get the latest and greatest model on the market. Our old models, while often still working perfectly fine, end up in our junk drawer or under the bed.

Here is a thought: why not cash in by selling your used cellphones on Gumtree?

You may think people will only be looking for the latest models, but that isn’t always the case. We’ve all heard the saying, so why not make your ‘trash’ someone else’s treasure? Your used cellphone could be an upgrade to another. It’s a win-win situation, really!

Here are a few tips to get the best price for your pre-loved cellphone on Gumtree:


As always, we highly recommend taking multiple, very clear photographs with little clutter to ensure potential buyers get a good idea of what condition your phone is in.


While photographs can show the quality of the outside, you will still want to be as clear as you can about what your phone can do. A photo says a lot, but not quite enough. Be descriptive in your ad to include everything your phone can do as potential buyers may not know the difference between the different brands and models. Oh, and don’t forget to highlight things like a high-pixel camera or a large than average screen, if your phone includes such features.


This is a situation where the boring techy stuff is important! Be sure to list the brand, model, year, storage capacity, camera resolution, screen size, screen resolution, and the manufacturers part number. In addition, you will want to list the carrier name (if your phone was purchased as part of a plan) and if your phone has been unlocked or not.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to sell your second-hand cellphone! Head to or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).

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