Second-hand or ‘second-life’ smartphones include repaired and refurbished models as well as those just collected and sold as is. But the fact that we are keeping our handsets for longer
Buying and selling second-hand mobile phones online used to be a fairly amateurish business based on a few little-known marketplace sites. Both the apparent lack of demand for pre-owned mobiles and the belief that they were of minimal value meant that there was little in this low key, informal industry to interest the mainstream corporate world of new consumer gadgets. No longer!