Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions were last updated on 24th March 2020

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before sending us your device(s) or buying device(s). You should understand that by submitting an order, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

When selling a device(s), we recommend you take note of your IMEI number in case there is a problem with your order. Your IMEI number can be found at the back of your phone under the battery or by typing in *#06#

About us

The mobile phone/device sale/purchase and recycling process is provided by Money For Your Phone Limited, a company registered in England and Wales:

Company number: 07169016
VAT number: GB995258856
Registered address:
Regal House,
Miall Street,
Rochdale, Lancashire,
OL11 1HY
UK

We use the trade names “Money For Your Phone Ltd” and “Money For Your Phone Ltd shop” and “Money For Your Phone Ltd.com”.

SECTION 1 – SELLING A DEVICE TO US

Your device

Each device sold by you should match the make and model stated when registering your order and meet the following conditions:

  1. The device must turn on and off.
  2. The device must be fully functional and complete.
  3. The battery must be included.
  4. The device must not be crushed or liquid-damaged.
  5. The device must be original and meet the manufacturer’s original specifications.

Grading Phones

No phone is ever the same so grading does vary from model to model, depending on the damage and condition.

To receive the full indicative value for your mobile phone/device, it must power-up (turn on) and be in full working condition (meaning that all features must be in good working order) and must not have significant damage (although may have some mild cosmetic damage i.e. general minor wear and tear).

By way of example only, damage classed as significant includes broken or cracked LCD screens; camera function not working or camera damage; buttons missing from the mobile phone/device or other keypad damage; deep scratches or dents; snapped hinges; charger port not working; microphone damage; earpiece damage; cracked backs; missing parts; no power on; touch screen faults; cracked or damaged screens; or software which is faulty or defective. Mobile phones/devices must have batteries enclosed within the mobile phone/device casing; not be barred; PIN locked or water damaged; appear in our online guide; be of UK specification; and not be reported lost or stolen. The list is not exhaustive. When we inspect or test your mobile phone/device, we will not pay as much as the original, indicative value if we find that your mobile phone/device does not comply with all these conditions.

Mobile phones/devices not listed on our website will be automatically recycled where possible, subject to these Terms. Such mobile phones/devices cannot be returned under any circumstances. Please ensure you are happy to send such mobile phones/devices to us for recycling only. You will not receive any payment for such mobile phones/devices. We accept the return of mobile phone/device boxes, battery chargers and mobile phone/device accessories but they do not increase mobile phone/device value and will not be returned if requested.

Do not include more than two mobile phones/devices in one package. If you have registered as sending more than two mobile phones/devices you will be issued with the required amount of packages. Please use the packaging and the label in your sales pack, if you require an additional sales pack please call customer services on 0333 321 3441.

Grading for gadgets is more specific and items should be in good condition to receive a payment. In some instances, depending on item type, we won’t offer a reduction and we will simply be unable to make a payment for it.

Other damage – for ad hoc damage and anything which affects our ability to refurbish or recycle your order there will be a reduction in price to reflect this damage. In these cases Money For Your Phone Ltd.com will have the final decision on all device values.

By submitting an order through our site you warrant that the device(s) comply with these terms.

If you have a PIN or Password on any of your items you should remove this before sending.

Please remove any Network, eSIM, Apple iCloud, Google or Brand specific accounts, as well as your Password.

Pricing

Prices offered on our website are subject to change at any time without notice. Mobile phone/device values may change from day to day which means that if you check the value of your mobile phone/device on any given day but do not place a sales order, you may be given a different value for the same mobile phone/device at a later time. This does not affect any other provisions in these terms and conditions.

Any special offers on mobile phone/device values are subject to particular terms which we may impose and may be varied or withdrawn at any time and without notice. Values are shown and payments are made in pounds sterling. Each mobile phone/device is processed separately even if included in a multiple mobile phone/device sales order.

When your order has been placed, the prices quoted are guaranteed for 14 days. If your phone/device is received after 14 days from the order placed date the updated, current prices will apply.

Money For Your Phone Ltd.com will have the final decision on all device values.

Testing for incorrect information

We test each mobile phone/device for compliance with our terms and conditions. We also check that the mobile phone/device is not red flagged (see below) according to CheckMEND details. Tests are carried out prior to and are the conditions for, payment. We may stipulate additional tests as we reasonably determine.

As mobile phones/devices can look similar, customers sometimes incorrectly identify them. If we find that the model you send is not as referred to in your sales order, we will email a value for the actual mobile phone/device, confirming the model.

We also test the device for the network it is locked to. In some cases, your device will receive a reduction if you have selected the incorrect network referred in your sales order.

You can choose to continue the sale for the revised value or decline it. If you decline it, we will return the mobile phone/device. The sale will not progress and our contract with you will terminate. To accept or decline a revised value, log on to your account where you will be given the revised value and be asked to either proceed or decline the revised value. If you do not respond within 3 (three) days, starting on the day on which we email the revised value, we will automatically process your sale after that time, using the new price. If you have queries about how models are identified, contact customer services (details below).

Testing for damage

Where possible, we offer value for a damaged mobile phone/device but we are not obliged to do so nor purchase any damaged mobile phone/device.

If we determine your mobile phone/device is damaged, we may, at our discretion, pay for the damaged mobile phone/device but the value will be as indicated on our website. We will value the damaged mobile phone/device to take account of the damage and send a revised value by email.

In some cases, values will be zero if mobile phones/devices are beyond economical repair or have multiple faults (e.g. water damage and cracked LCD screen).

A revised value will only be given once the mobile phone/device has been tested or inspected. You can decide whether to continue with the revised value sale or whether to decline it in which case, we will return your mobile phone/device within 14 days, the sale will not continue and our contract with you will terminate.

To accept or decline a revised value, log on to your account where you will be given the revised value and asked to either proceed with the sale or decline the revised value. If you do not respond within 3 (three) days, starting on the day on which we email the revised value, we will automatically process your mobile phone/device sale after that time using the new price.

Mobile phones/devices in pieces or parts or mobile phones/devices which have no value will not be returned and we will recycle them.

Red Flagged mobile phones/devices

We will check the status of all mobile phones/devices received against the National CheckMEND database (using the unique IMEI number).

If your mobile phone/device is found to have a red flag by CheckMEND, it must be quarantined for 28 days whilst its status is reviewed. The mobile phone/device will have a red flag if it has been registered as lost, stolen or barred/blocked on the CheckMEND database.

If you are advised that your mobile phone/device has a red flag against it, you will need to contact CheckMEND in order to review the status of your mobile phone/device. You will be advised of the procedure required by email from us. The purpose of the quarantine period is to allow the rightful owner the opportunity to have the red flag removed in order that the mobile phone/device can be processed appropriately.

If, during the quarantine period the red flag is removed, your mobile phone/device will be processed and paid for in accordance with these terms and conditions and will not be returned.

However, if after the quarantine period has expired the red flag has not been removed then we are required by law to dispose of it and you will not receive any payment. UK legislation states that we cannot under any circumstances return the mobile phone/device during this 28-day period unless the red flag has been removed.

If we become aware of any issues you will be required to co-operate with the authorities and we reserve the right to withhold or cancel the payment.

‘Activation Locked’ devices

If we receive a device with the ‘Activation Lock’ still activated and you do not respond within 3 (three) days, starting on the day on which we email you the ‘Activation Lock’ notification, we will revise the price to 10% of the full price. You can choose to accept the revised value or decline it. If you decline, we will return the device, the sale will not progress and our agreement will terminate. To accept or decline a revised value, log on to ‘my account’.

Payments

When we receive your order, we will check that it is complete, and that it meets our terms and conditions. Providing it does, we will send payment by your chosen method within 5 working days.

Under no circumstances will payment be dispatched before we receive and process your mobile phone/device.

If you have selected same day (faster) payment, we will pay by faster payment transfer directly into your account on the same day we process your device, subject to your device(s) being processed before 1pm on a working day and there being no amendment to your original valuation (in which case we will contact you outlining your further options).

If your payment date falls on a weekend or public holiday payment will be made on the next working day. If your bank account does not accept faster payments, a BACs payment will be automatically made.

Payment is in accordance with the method you select in the sales order process. We only pay for orders via a BACS payment. The payment will be made within 48 hours of the date we receive your order. Once paid, the payment may take up to 24-48 hours to arrive to your bank account.

Payment processing depends on third parties which we do not control. For payment by retail vouchers or cheque, this involves a postal service and for BACS payments, a bank. We will not be liable for delay in your receipt of payment as a result of third party action or inaction.

Cheque and Bacs

We aim to issue payment within 5 working days of the day on which your mobile phone/device is tested and confirmed to meet our terms and conditions where valuations do not change; or within 5 working days of the expiry of the three day period referred to above (see Testing sections above) where a mobile phone/device value does change. Timescales are indicative only and we do not guarantee to meet them.

We are advised by Royal Mail that customers should allow 2-3 working days for cheques to arrive and by the banks that customers should allow 3-5 working days to receive payment.

We may send payment for each mobile phone/device separately.

Payments are also subject to validation and security checks which we or third parties may stipulate from time to time.

Payments sent in the post will be sent via second class Royal Mail post. All valuations include VAT (or other applicable tax) at the prevailing rate.

Please Note: We will not be liable if you fail to receive a payment or suffer a loss (including, without limitation, if a payment is sent to an incorrect account) as a result of your failure to input all payment and other details correctly, completely and accurately. Payment can only be made to the name, address, payment and account details provided upon registration and incorrect details may result in delay or non-payment. If you have damaged your cheque, you can have it reissued, free of charge, by posting us a written request and including the damaged cheque to the following address:

Finance Department

Money For your Phone Ltd
Regal House,
Miall Street,
Rochdale, Lancashire,
OL11 1HY
UK

If the damaged cheque is not received by us, a cancellation fee will apply and will be deducted from the re-issued cheque value.

If you have lost your cheque, you can request for it to be cancelled and reissued. A cancellation fee will apply and will be deducted from the re-issued cheque value.

Postage and returns

You send your mobile phone/device to us at your own risk.

Please note: Royal Mail recently introduced new guidelines regarding shipping products containing lithium batteries. To find out more information about sending lithium batteries via Royal Mail please ask at the post office or visit the Royal Mail website, www.royalmail.com.

We will send you a reminder by email if we have still not received your mobile phone/device within 7 & 14 days of your sales pack order. We will not be liable if the mobile phone/device is subject to loss or damage before receipt at our warehouse. Equally, if for any reason your mobile phone/device is returned to you, you retain responsibility for risk in the mobile phone/device and we shall not be responsible for any damage in transit.

We do not receive deliveries on weekends and bank holidays. We strongly recommend that you pack the mobile phone/device carefully to minimise risk of damage. The prepaid pack does not guarantee that the mobile phone/device will be received in the same condition as sent.

The packs which we provide for orders are standard priority return packs.

You must take the pack to the Post Office and hand it in at a counter where you will receive a 13 digit tracking number and receipt of postage. On information on how to make a claim please see the Royal Mail website.

If your mobile phone/device is lost in the post we will advise you how you might claim against the Royal Mail but we cannot guarantee this to be successful.

If we receive a damaged package, the package and mobile phone/device (if we received it) will be returned to you so that you may claim for the loss directly from Royal Mail if you wish. By sending the package back to you we do not guarantee that the claim will be successful and we will not have any liability for any claims which are refused by external parties. For more information about making claims with Royal Mail, please visit www.royalmail.com. This information is provided for your information only.

If we return your mobile phone/device, we use Royal Mail second class delivery at our cost. If Royal Mail cannot deliver the mobile phone/device, we will ask them to return it to our Head Office, Money For Your Phone Ltd, Regal House, Miall Street, Rochdale, OL11 1HY and we will contact you by email to check your address. Once we receive confirmation that the address is correct we will resend the mobile phone/device. If a mobile phone/device is returned to us for a second time or if we have emailed you and we do not receive a response within 14 days, we will treat the mobile phone/device as our property, retain it and process the sale and will send you payment at the revised mobile phone/device value that applies on the date of the second return receipt by us or the fourteenth day after we have emailed you.

The packaging we provide you can carry a maximum of 2 mobile phones. The package must be taken to the Post Office or Post Office counter. We recommend that you wrap the phone(s) in a thin layer of cushioning. If you choose to use your own packaging, you must pack the mobile phone/device in a strong rigid container e.g. a cardboard box, encased in a material which prevents movement in transit e.g bubblewrap. Regardless of whether you are sending your mobile phone in one of our freepost packages or choose your own packaging, Royal Mail regulations state that you must: pack the phone in a strong, rigid package, ensure that it cannot move or be turned on during transit.

The package must be sent via Royal Mail tracked or if you are sending high value items we recommend sending via Royal Mail Special Delivery (at your own cost). Take your package to the Post Office and get your proof of postage and tracking number. For Royal Mail tracked parcels, the tracking number insures your phone for up to £100, plus you can track your package online at www.royalmail.com. Please note: the pack will be tracked online to our local delivery office. It will then appear as “delivered” on the Royal Mail system, but this means delivered to our local delivery office. From there it can take 1-2 days to arrive with us and will not be tracked directly to our premises. Once we receive it, we’ll send you an email.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE HAPPY TO SEND THE DEVICE TO US AND THAT IT IS WITHIN YOUR RIGHTS TO DO SO.

Consumers

By placing an order through our site, you warrant that:

  1. You are resident in Great Britain or Northern Ireland;
  2. You are accessing our site from that country;
  3. You are legally capable of entering into a binding contract;
  4. By submitting an order with Money For Your Phone Ltd you agree to creating an account with Money For Your Phone Ltd.com unless you’ve told us otherwise by selecting the appropriate option on the order form.
  5. You are at least 18 years old; or
  6. If you are under 18 years of age, that you have obtained your parent’s or guardian’s consent to sell your device to us for the sum indicated via our website.

You and your parents or guardians release us of any liabilities or claims that may arise if you send the phone to us in breach of this warranty. If you deal as a consumer any provision of this contract which is of no effect to a consumer shall not apply. Your statutory rights are not affected by this contract. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, “consumer” means an individual who neither makes this contract in the course of a business, nor holds himself out as doing so, as defined by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.

Please note:

  1. You are responsible for cancelling any airtime contract linked to each handset. We are not responsible for any call costs arising before, or after, receipt of your handset, or arising from any other circumstances whatsoever.
  2. Please remove SIM cards before sending us your mobile. Any SIM cards received by us will be destroyed, and so obviously cannot be returned. (We will dispose of them appropriately.) We accept no liability in the event that any phone that has been sent with its SIM card is lost and charges are then incurred. You shall continue to be responsible for such charges.
  3. Please ensure all personal data is removed from devices before sending them to Money For Your Phone Ltd.com. This includes but is not limited to all personal details, SMS, photos, videos, games, songs or other data. Money For Your Phone Ltd.com will not accept responsibility for the security, protection, confidentiality or use of such data. By sending your device to us you agree to release us from all and any losses, claims or damages with respect to the data enclosed or stored therein or on any media used in conjunction with the device.
  4. To delete data from your iPhone please follow the instructions below:
  5. From standby select Menu > Settings > General > Reset
  6. Select Erase All Content and Settings
  7. Press Erase iPhone
  8. Press Erase iPhone

Handset will switch off and restart. This may take several minutes. Please do not switch handset off during reset.

Selling – How the Contract Is Formed Between You And Us

Our site is only intended for use by people registered with us and resident in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. At our complete discretion we may accept or reject orders from people outside of these territories.

During the online process, you will be asked to agree to these terms and conditions. You must read them carefully as they form the contract between us and you and you will be bound by them. If and when you agree to them, we will then send a confirmation that we have received your sales pack request. The contract between us is formed when we send that confirmation to you. Any terms or conditions referred to in a sales order by you, anywhere or at any time, have no effect. Any variation to these terms and conditions must be confirmed in writing by us. If you do not agree to our terms and conditions, we will not progress your trade.

A full explanation about how to place an order is in the FAQ section of our website.

The contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assigns. You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of a contract, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it, without our prior written consent We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of a contract, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the contract.

Cooling off Period

You may cancel the contract with us at any time up to the time when you send us the device (“cooling-off period”), providing:

  1. the contract was negotiated and concluded exclusively by means of distance communication (including, but not limited to, telephone, letter, fax or email); and
  2. you are a natural person acting outside the purposes of any business.

When cancelling during the cooling-off period, you need not give us any reason for cancelling the contract, nor will you have to pay any administration charges.

We begin to undertake activity and perform services to fulfil our contract when we receive your mobile phone/device. Therefore, we will not return your mobile phone/device and you will not be able to cancel the contract once we receive your mobile phone/device except as provided in these terms and conditions.

By sending your mobile phone/device, you agree that we may begin work immediately in order to deal with your mobile phone/device sale, which may affect cancellation rights and that once you send a mobile phone/device to us, your cooling off rights will no longer apply.

We will however return your mobile phone/device if, when we receive it, we find that it has a lesser value than originally stated such that we revise the value and you confirm that you do not wish to sell your mobile phone/device. These rights are explained in the sections above.

To exercise your cooling off rights, please tell us in writing (including email but not telephone) that you want to do so within the cooling-off period. Our customer service details are set out at the end of these terms and conditions.

If you inform us during the cooling-off period that you no longer wish to send your mobile phone/device, we will remove your sales order from our system so that we know you will not be sending your mobile phone/device and so that you are removed from our reminder system. In those circumstances, you will not be entitled to any payment from us whatsoever.

Our Liability And Risk

If we fail to comply with these terms and conditions, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these terms and conditions or our negligence, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if they were an obvious consequence of our breach or if they were contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this contract.

We only supply our services and purchase or recycle mobile phones/devices for consumers and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, loss of business opportunity, loss of data; loss of use of money; losses which you incur as a result of a failure by you to comply with your obligations under these terms and conditions, including without limitation, third party charges which are raised for your account as a result of a failure to adhere to your obligations regarding removal of SIM cards and other data..

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability for:

  • death or personal injury caused by Our negligence or the negligence of Our employees, agents or subcontractors;
  • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession); and
  • breach of the terms implied by sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and samples).

You must own all rights, title and interests in any device(s) that you send to us. Ownership of the device(s) will only pass to us when we receive the devices, in accordance with these terms and conditions, and we have dispatched payment to you. Mobile phones/devices will remain at your risk until we have issued payment for the mobile phone/device.

Complaints

Please note we have a complaints procedure. Our contact details for all purposes are:

Online Customer Services
Money For Your Phone Ltd
Regal House,
Miall Street,
Rochdale, Lancashire,
OL11 1HY
UK

Email: sell@ineedamobile.com
Tel: 0333 999 0951.

Privacy Policy

Money For Your Phone Ltd take data protection very seriously and we do everything in our power to ensure your data is handled and processed securely. If you would like to know more about what data we hold on you, how your data is handled and how to have your data removed from our systems, click here to go to our Privacy Policy.