Got a broken or faulty cell phone? No problem. At BankMyCell, you can compare prices from trusted trade-in stores who buy broken cell phones nationwide — so you don't have to take that lowball offer from stores near you. What's more, all these stores pay for the shipping and offer free returns to give you the best price in the country with ZERO risks!
One of the most important things to remember when you sell broken cell phones for cash is to provide accurate details about their condition. This includes telling the recycling program that the phone is broken.
The specific details you will need to provide depend on the recycler, but the following applies in most cases.
Buyers classify phones into three categories, which affects pricing:
Good (The device has a few scratches.) Cracked (The phone has a broken screen or casing.) and Faulty (The phone has hardware, software, or liquid damage.)
So-called 'Gorilla Glass' failed you? No worries, if you are looking for the best place to sell a phone with a cracked screen or frame, this is it. The buyback stores we list let you compare prices and offer great deals.
To trade in your cell phone that is cracked or has a broken screen, simply select 'Cracked' from the options on the device page. This will filter the available buyback offers. Below are examples of the sort of physical damage that companies accept:
The most popular issue we come across is when someone has dropped their device resulting in cracked/broken cell phone screens or cosmetic damage to the frame. Luckily for you, the buyback companies who buy these devices offer good values still. Find out how much your old phone is worth here today.
Got a broken phone that has become unusable? Do you know there is a problem before you even inspect or assess it? Are you wondering how to sell broken phones or sell cracked phones for money? Do you want to know where to sell broken phones for cash?
The first step to sell a broken cell phone is to find your device on our website and select the 'Faulty' option. It will lead you to the top prices from trusted buyback stores. To be sure the stores listed on BankMyCell that buy broken phones will accept it, check the conditions below and see if yours match:
You can usually still sell your broken phone for cash, even when one or more of the above applies. It is worth noting that many buyback programs will reduce your quote if you try to send these devices in as 'Good', 'Cracked' or 'Mint' Condition.
So always be honest about the state of your device, they do check! Again, you only sell if you want to, the stores offer free shipping and returns so there is zero risk involved.
Lucky for you, most of the trusted buyers on our site will still accept smartphones that have taken a dip in some liquid. Simply find your device using our search function. When you are on our price comparison page, select 'Faulty' from the conditions to see companies that buy water damaged phones.
Below are examples of the sort of liquid damage that companies accept:
Most new smartphones are IP water-resistant, but only to a certain depth and time limit. If you've dunked your phone in the bath, toilet or spilled a drink on it you can still sell it for cash – Hurray, not a total loss!
As you can see above, there are places to sell broken phones but offer less money. That said, there are some situations where it is not worth selling the phone or where the recycler will not accept it. This includes:
The above fall into two main categories: either the phone is uneconomical to repair, or it is illegal to sell it. If none of the above apply, you may be able to sell your phone as one that is broken or has cosmetic damage.