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iPad Recycling Comparison

On the 17th of October 2014 Apple announced two new iPad models: the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. With many people now looking to upgrade, iPad recycling comparison is more important than ever.

How to compare iPad recycling services

There are two key elements to consider when deciding which iPad recycling service to choose: price and service. Price is pretty easy to compare; it’s simply how much dosh you get for your device. Comparing the service between mobile recyclers is a little more difficult.

Price Comparison

As mentioned earlier, comparing price is easier than comparing the quality of service iPad recycling companies offer. However, there are still a few caveats to look out for. One of these is that different recyclers have different pricing structures. For example, Gecko Mobile Recycling has a grading system, whereas others only differentiate between Working and Faulty conditions. The advantage of a grading system is that you are rewarded if your iPad is in good nick, but still get fair market value if it is not.

As always, it is important to look out for unscrupulous recyclers who will lure you in with inflated prices just to mark down the value of your iPad unfairly once it arrives. A great way to avoid this is to check out their reviews before sending your iPad to them. Which brings us onto service comparison…

Service Comparison

So you want the best price for your iPad – who wouldn’t? But for the sake of a fiver or so, it’s not worth waiting days to be paid, or having no number to call if things go wrong. Speed of service, a contact phone number and reputation are key things to consider when comparing the service iPad recyclers provide.

Speed of service

Some iPad recyclers offer a good price, but won’t pay you for weeks. That’s fine if you don’t mind waiting around for a little more cash. But if speedy payment is important to you, it is well worth checking exactly how long it will take before that cash is in your account.

In order to do this try to find out how long it will take for the freepost label to arrive, how long your iPad will take to be delivered once you put it in the post, and how long payment will take to reach your account.

For example, at Gecko Mobile Recycling you can download the freepost label the day you register your sale. And if you’d rather we post your freepost label to you we will dispatch it to you 1st class the same day you register your sale on our website. If you choose to be paid via PayPal or Bank Transfer (Faster Payments) the money will be in your account the same day your iPad arrives in the post. That means you could be paid as soon as tomorrow – you can’t get faster than that!

Contact number

Here at Gecko Mobile Recycling we can think of at least one big recycler who doesn’t even have a customer support contact phone number! What if things go wrong? You’d want to be able to call up and get straight through to someone who can help. One of the advantages of being a small company is that if you call up you’ll get straight through to someone in-house who can look up your order and give you personalised help You won’t find any switchboards or outsourced call centres here! It is well worth making sure you can easily get hold of any iPad recycler you are considering, just in case something does goes wrong.


Reputation is very important. Just because you see a price on a website, doesn’t mean the people behind it will honour it once your precious iPad turns up at their premises. This brings us back to reviews, and just how important they are when comparing iPad trade in services to find the best one.

We have written about the importance of reviews elsewhere, but very briefly, here is what to look out for… ‘Testimonials’ on the website you are looking at can be easily fabricated, so try to find verified customer reviews on an independent review platform. We think the best is TrustPilot as they have very advanced checks and balances in place to flag up and remove fake reviews. You can check out our TrustPilot reviews if you like.

Hopefully after reading this article you feel better positioned to compare iPad recycling services  and make the best decision based on your own preferences. After doing so, you might want to sell your iPad to us.

iPhone 6 Rumour Roundup

The web is bursting with iPhone 6 rumours and it can be hard to know who – or what – to believe. But don’t fret fellow web-goer, Gecko Mobile Recycling have searched far and wide to bring the most credible iPhone 6 rumours together, so you don’t have to!

What we know so far… (in a nutshell)

  • Autumn Release
  • Two larger screen sizes
  • Sapphire Crystal Screen
  • Faster Hardware 

Why a bigger screen?

There is strong evidence that the screen will be larger based on slides leaked from the Apple V Samsung trial (see below), and media reports.


Specifically, a Bloomberg contact reported that Apple will introduce not one – but TWO – new iPhone models. One is expected to have a 4.7 inch display while it is anticipated that the other will have a 5.5 inch screen. Incidentally, it was the same source who said that these new models are expected to be released in Autumn.

Worried about scratching your brand new iPhone 6?

Don’t be! Apple recently partnered with GT Advanced – who make scratch-proof sapphire glass. Now, sapphire is quite expensive (being a precious stone and all). But don’t fret, GT Advanced recently acquired a snazzy Ion Cannon which has cut the cost of producing sapphire glass dramatically! What does this mean for you? Well, it means the chance of getting your mitts on a sapphire-coated scratch-proof iPhone 6 is a lot more likely now!

Why Faster Hardware?

Apple have always given their latest model a speed bump, and we don’t think this time will any different. Also, The Wall Street Journal have recently reported that Apple has paired with Taiwan Semiconductor Company to produce ‘A Series’ chips for future Apple devices. The iPhone 6 is reportedly going to be kitted out with a 20-nanometer A8 chip comprising a quad-core processor and quad-core graphics, a big step-up from the dual-core A7 found in the iPhone 5S and iPad Mini Retina.

So there  you have it … the latest and greatest iPhone 6 rumours rounded up for your reading pleasure.

And don’t forget that when you’re enjoying that new iPhone 6 and you think “it’s time to sell my iPhone 5S” we can help you out by buying it from you for a great price!

Alternatively, check out a sell my mobile comparison website.


How to remove Apple’s Activation Lock

What is Apple’s Activation Lock?

Apple’s Activation lock is a security feature built into iOS 7 which is automatically turned on  when you set up an iCloud account. Its purpose is to make it hard for someone else to use your iPhone or iPad if it is stolen.

Of course, when it comes to recycling your iPhone or selling your iPad this can cause problems because the Activation lock can render the hardware useless without the original owner’s password. This is why if you go to sell your iPhone or iPad to Gecko Mobile Recycling we ask you to remove the lock before you send your device to us.

How to remove Apple’s activation lock

Apple’s Activation Lock can be removed in one of two ways. The easiest way to remove it before you sell your iPhone or iPad – and also protect your personal data – is to erase all content settings by choosing Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

Of course, if your iPhone or iPad is faulty (for example, if your mobile has a cracked display), it may not be possible to follow that procedure. In that case, remove Apple’s activation lock and erase your device by signing in to your iCloud account, then click All Devices to open a list of devices linked to your account and select the device to be removed. Then click the Erase button to erase all content and settings from your device (when prompted, don’t enter a phone number or message). Click Next until your device is erased. When the erase is complete, click “Remove from Account” to remove the device from your account.

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Who Pays The Most For Your Old Mobile?

Want to get the best price for your iPhone, iPad or Samsung Galaxy S but don’t know where to get it?

What you may not know is that the big mobile phone recycling companies – such as Mazuma Mobile and Envirofone – often have much lower prices than smaller recycling services like Gecko Mobile Recycling.

A quick price comparison between Mazuma, Envirofone and Gecko Mobile Recycling shows just how much more money you could make using our service.

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For example, if you wanted to sell your iPad Air, you could get up to £20.99 more money for it! Whereas if you wanted to sell your Samsung Galaxy S4 you could get up to £27.89 extra! If you’re looking to sell your iPhone 5S on the other hand, you could get a whopping £40 bonus simply by choosing Gecko Mobile Recycling!

Of course it’s not all about the price, you want to make sure the company you’re sending your precious phone or tablet to has good reviews and a speedy, reliable service.

Sell your mobile for Bitcoin!

You can now sell your iPhone, iPad or Samsung Galaxy S to Gecko Mobile Recycling for Bitcoin!

For those who don’t know, Bitcoin is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money. It is a decentralised digital currency, which means it only exists in digital form and it operates with no central authority or banks. Instead, managing transactions and issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by a network of peers – people just like you!

Bitcoin can be hard to get hold of, so a great way of obtaining it is to sell your mobile for Bitcoin!

Visit https://bitcoin.org/en/ to learn more about Bitcoin.

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Sell Your Samsung Galaxy S

Gecko Mobile Recycling is now accepting the Samsung Galaxy S series of smartphones!

If you sell your Samsung Galaxy S to us you’ll be sure to get a great price for it. At the time of writing, every single Samsung Galaxy S on our website is priced higher than that of the market leader. In fact, our Samsung Galaxy S prices are over 50% higher than theirs on average! For example, the  mobile recycling leader currently offers £14 for a working Samsung Galaxy S Advance, whereas Gecko Mobile Recycling currently offers £45 – 221% more money for the same model!

So what’s stopping you? Sell your Samsung Galaxy S today!

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