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    $7.8b worth of mobile phones not receiving attention

    When a mobile phone gets replaced by a newer model, often people leave their old phones laying around in a draw to collect dust.

    This happens so often that it turns out Australians are sitting on $7.8 billion worth of second-hand mobile phones.

    This year to date, more than 76,626 pre-loved mobile phones have been sold on eBay Australia.

    eBay acknowledges this interesting statistic and is now making it easier to sell old phones, and upgrade. eBay’s online tool allows shoppers to determine how much their old device could be worth – which could be up to $386 more than competitors offering trade-ins.

    “With Christmas rapidly approaching, there’s no better time to clear out your unused tech draw and treat yourself to a mobile upgrade – or simply sell your old handset  to make a bit of extra cash ahead of the most expensive time of the year,” says eBay Australia’s Sophie Onikul.

    Research shows that premium manufacturers are still favoured when it comes to mobile phones. Apple and Samsung hold 40% and 36% of the market share respectively.

    Smartphones sales are however slowing, as Aussies hold onto their devices for longer at an average of three-and-a-half years.

    The top models with the best secondhand return on ebay.com.au include:

    • iPhone
    • Samsung
    • Google Pixel

    Ms Onikul says, “eBay shoppers looking to upgrade their current device can find a huge range of brand new mobile phones including the latest models at affordable prices from one of our 40,000 Australian retailers.”

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