Are you sitting on an unused treasure trove of old mobile phones and gadgets – worth enough to pay for a weekend for two in Mallorca?

We've all got a dusty old phone or two sat in a drawer, abandoned when the latest upgrade came along.

Each person has at least one old mobile gathering dust in drawers that could be worth on average £55 if sold second hand, a new study by gadget and gaming shop CeX shows.

But not many people know of the treasures to be found around our own homes.

Hugh Man, co-founder and chairman at CeX said: “All the old phones, tech, consoles and discs we forget about, still have a lot of value. Most people have no idea they have literally little piles of treasure that have been sitting for years in their cupboards.”

The average old iPhone 5s can fetch up to £44 second hand and even the Nokia 3310 – which sold over 126 million worldwide – is worth a tenner. 


  1. Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Midnight Black - £142
  2. Apple iPhone 7 32GB Black - £112
  3. Apple iPhone 6S 32GB Space Grey - £82
  4. OnePlius 5T 64GB Midnight Black - £82
  5. Nokia 8800 Sirocco 18c Gold - £77
  6. Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB Gold Platinum – £70
  7. Apple iPhone 16GB Grey - £68
  8. Google Pixel 32GB Black - £52
  9. Sony Xperia XA1 G3121 32GB Black – £49
  10. Samsung Galaxy J3 J320 8GB - £47