Dec 07, 2016 06:36 AM EST

Tech Latest News And Updates: Can Old Phones Really Sell Up To £1000 On eBay?

When it comes to mobile phones, many people are always up for the trends in the market - new phone every year and some even buy new ones after every six months  or as long as there is a new release. On the other hand, there are people who are more fond of retro phones than the latest models, and this is actually a good news.

Christmas is coming which means that people are now shopping for Christmas presents. While toys, apparel, books, and appliances are mostly searched for, tech gifts are always the best pick. Among these, mobile phones generate the most sales from the sellers perspective.

With that in mind, one can actually venture into online selling and make use of their old mobile phones to earn way more money. According to a source, some of the rarest mobile phones sell between £800 to £1000. That's a lot of money. However, source also said that it all depends on the model, age and condition of the phone being sold. But in most cases, the rarest or oldest models are the most expensive.

One of the best examples is the vintage MOTOROLA NEUF Classic II 2 Style 8000x Brick, sold on eBay at £846 (€999). Another one is the 1986 Panasonic PocketPac NMT brick mobile phone which currently costs £590. That is quite a lot of money but not everyone has it. Well, that is actually not a problem.

Recent phone models released on mid and late 2000 are also considered as best buys and generate big sales. The Nokia 8600 Luna, for example, is sold on eBay at a drooling £555, almost the same price as the iPhone. Next to it is Nokia 8800 at £250. Latest phone models such as iPhone 5/5s/6/6s, Samsung S6 and Sony Xperia are also sold at reasonable price between £250-£300.

So, a lot of people think that their old mobile phones are as good as scrap. Well, evidently, they bring fortune. Instead of throwing these electronics or keeping them to rust, why not sell them and earn money instead? There's no harm in trying.

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