Enjoy a Cash Windfall by Liberating the Value in Your Old iPad

You may well have heard about trading in your old phone for some extra cash, but did you know that you can do exactly the same thing with your old iPad? Technology moves pretty fast these days, so your brand new tablet can get pretty old, pretty quick, which means that there are many old iPads sitting in cupboards, gathering dust around the country.

When it comes to be time to buy an updated, newer tablet model, they often don’t come cheap, so what better way to minimise that cost than to liberate the value of your old tablet tech? It’s not like you really need a back up tablet in the same way people keep back up phones, as a laptop or PC can be used instead whilst a damaged iPad is repaired or a stolen one is replaced.

It’s Super Easy to Do!

The great thing about trading in your used iPad 6, iPad mini or iPad Air with us is that it’s so simple to do. All you need is to follow a few simple steps and you’ll know a) how much you’re going to get for it and b) that if you agree to sell it, that you’re going to get paid soon!

We even pay the postage needed to get your iPad trade in to us safe and sound, so there’s no reason not to at least consider it. Once we have it in our possession, we’ll notify you and if the device meets the terms of the sale, you’ll get your funds the same day by electronic transfer. That has to be better than advertising your used iPad on eBay and hoping someone meets the reserve price.

Your Old Tech Helps Others

As well offering a welcome cash boost to your own bank account, trading in your old iPad helps others in two ways. Firstly, you prevent your device from ending up in landfill and secondly, the vast majority of the tech that gets sent to us is refurbished and sent to developing countries, offering them technology that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to access.

So it’s a win-win for everyone concerned!

Come and See Why We’re so Popular

At time of writing, we have helped in excess of 1 million people free up the cash that’s locked in their old iPads, iPhones and other smart devices. If you would like to find out why our services are so popular, come and check out our website www.tradein.co.uk. From our price promise to our ethical practices, there’s a ton of reasons you should come to us first when you want to make use of otherwise redundant tech.

Alternatively, if you’re unsure about anything mentioned here or shown on our site, you can have a chat with one of our friendly team who are on hand Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm to take your call on 020 3581 1991. Do something amazing today. Trade in your old iPad and benefit yourself and others. Thanks for reading our blog. We’ll be back again soon.

Tradein.co.uk Frequently Asked Questions Volume 2

At Tradein.co.uk, we get asked an awful lot of questions about trading in smartphones – something more than a million customers have done with us to date. There were simply too many to include in just one blog, so, in order to make the whole process of unlocking the value in your old tech, we’ve put together volume 2 of the answers to our frequently asked questions.

So, without further delay, let’s get stuck into the most popular questions our customers are asking.

“How soon after sending my trade in smartphone to you, do I get paid?”

Well, if you chose to receive your payment via bank transfer, you’ll get your money that very same day. You just have to wait until we’ve verified that your smartphone meets the network and condition criteria under which it was sold. If however you chose the Cheque option, it will be processed and sent in 1-2 days.

“What exactly IS an IMEI number?”

Every single mobile device in existence has its own unique serial number with which it can be identified. It’s typically 15 digits long and if you want to find yours, simply enter *#06# on your keypad and it will be displayed on your phone’s screen. Alternatively, if your phone model allows it, you can find it printed behind the battery or in the case of an iPhone, it could be on the SIM gate.

“How is the activation lock deactivated on my iPhone?”

On iPhones with an iOS7 or newer operating system, an activation lock is something that will render a device useless to anyone else. To deactivate it before you send it to us, access your general settings menu and select RESET. You’ll be asked to confirm by entering your Apple id password and once you do, all your personal settings will be erased.

“How do I know when you’ve received my smartphone?”

When our team receives your phone, we send you an email to confirm the fact. If you’ve paid extra for special delivery, you can track it on its route to us. However, you can rest assured that the moment we get it, we’ll let you know.

“How do I get hold of a smartphone trade in sales pack?”

As soon as you’ve completed the sale on our website, we’ll dispatch your sales pack, which will typically take anywhere between 1 and 3 days to get to you. If after that time it still hasn’t arrived, call us and we’ll send you another.

Come and Check us Out!

At Tradein.co.uk, we do everything we can to make the process of trading in your old phone as easy and stress free as we can. If you want to see the full list of FAQs or find out more about the trade in services we offer, you should visit our website www.tradein.co.uk or to discuss your options with one of our helpful team, call us now on 020 3581 1991. Thanks for reading. We hope you’ve found the information in our blog helpful in releasing the funds trapped in your old tech.

To Trade in or To Sell? – That Is The Question

Smartphones are getting more and more sophisticated every day and as a result, people in the United Kingdom are changing their old iPhones and Samsung Galaxy tech ever 2 to 4 years. Most often this occurs at the end of a monthly phone contract, when the iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 that came with it, becomes yours.

Whether getting a new iPhone X on a new contract or an upgrade, the question naturally arises – what to do with your old smartphone? Trade in or sell it privately? Here we take a look at why trading in your old iPhone is often the best way forwards.

No Guarantees

Selling your old smartphone on an online marketplace website like Ebay can be a tempting proposition, but there’s a lot of competition to get a good price and you could end up getting much less than market value – even if you’re talking about a relatively new Samsung or Apple Smartphone.

There’s also no guarantee that you’ll get a bid for your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy if you do set a reserve price, and if you set it low and someone meets it – you’ll be obliged to sell it at that low price. There’s no getting around the fact that Ebay is an auction site and selling your smartphone at an auction is risky!

Time Consuming

When you trade in a smartphone with a company like ours, it’s a pretty instant thing. You send it, we verify it and you get paid. It’s that simple. Listing on an auction site means having to fill everything out, take pictures and wait the allotted time for the auction to end. This is averagely about a week, which means waiting even longer to get your money.


You get a set amount when you trade in a Samsung Galaxy or Apple iPhone with us, with no nasty surprises further down the line thanks to our price promise. The amount you get when your old smartphone sells for on sites like Ebay is not the same amount you’ll have paid into your bank. They take a full 10%, which is a hefty sum when you’re talking about a selling price of hundreds of pounds.


Selling privately means that you’ll be resetting your iPhone 8 or Samsung Galaxy S6 yourself and it’s fairly common knowledge that smartphones that have been through a factory reset can still be hacked with the right equipment and the will to do so. Trading in a smartphone is a secure way to ensure that it’s wiped properly with our specially designed flashing software, so it won’t come back to bite you in the future.

Trade In is King! So, when it comes down to it, trading in your old smartphone is the best, safest and quickest way to getting at the cash inside. It’s simple, it’s easy and we even pay the postage for you. What’s not to like? If you’d like find out more about trading your old iPhone or Samsung Galaxy with us, visit us online at www.tradein.co.uk or call us now on 020 3581 1991 between 9 and 5, Monday to Friday.

Things to Remember For a Smoother Smartphone Trade-in Experience

Trading in your old Smartphone or tablet is a great way to unlock the value inside as well as to ensure that your old tech doesn’t end up in landfill, polluting the environment. We’re a helpful bunch at Tradein.co.uk, so we thought we would put a blog together, detailing the measures you should take before doing trade in your Smartphone. The reason why this is important will become evident, suffice to say that the tips we go through could save you a whole lot of stress, bother and heartache.

Phone Contacts

Most of us don’t realise how important personal contacts are in our Smartphone’s memory, that is until it’s lost and you quickly realise that you don’t actually know anyone’s number. This leaves you having to wait until each of those people call you to get their number back and there’s no guarantee that they’re actually going to do that.

This is why we tell anyone looking to take advantage of our Smartphone Trade-in services to back up their numbers onto their SIM card. If you want to be extra careful, then we’d recommend copying them to your PC or laptop so that you know that come what may, you’ll have a way of getting them back.

Pictures & Videos

Gone are the days when everyone had photo albums and family videotapes in the cupboard at home, as pretty much everything we do nowadays is on our smart phones. Before you do your Smartphone trade-in be sure to copy any pics or videos to your memory card (which you should also remove) or upload them to your PC or you could lose them forever. We wouldn’t want you to lose any of your precious memories in this way when avoiding it is so easy.

Reset to Factory Settings

Another pre Smartphone Trade-in measure we would recommend would be to reset your phone and restore its factory settings. Our team wipes each mobile we receive as standard, but it doesn’t hurt to do it yourself too, so you that you’re sure in your own mind that all of your personal data is secure. In this digital age we live in, it pays to be cautious, especially where data security is concerned.

Got More Questions?

We want our Smartphone trade-In Process to be as smooth and enjoyable as possible for each and every one of the customers that comes to us. To date, we have helped more than a million people to liberate the cash they have locked away in their old smart phones and if there’s anything that’s been holding you back from doing the same, we’d love to see if there’s any way we can change your mind.

We’ve got lots of info on our website www.tradein.co.uk to help you make your decision, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, give one of our friendly team a call on 020 3581 1991 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and they’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

There are literally thousands of old Smartphone’s sitting in drawers and cupboards around the country, waiting to be liberated. Who knows? Yours could be next! Thanks for reading our blog. Check back with us soon for more from the world of Smartphone Trade-ins.