Phones for cash? Not so fast!

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Thinking about an upgrade? Newer and more exciting smart phones are constantly hitting the market, making many of us consider upgrading to the next big thing. Sometimes upgrading involves trading in the old smartphone or tablet. But for upgrades that don’t involve a trade-in of old devices, many consumers turn to resale websites that offer to buy older phones and tablets.

Selling a used device to a third-party reseller can be a pain-free way to recoup some of the cost of expensive mobile devices and help keep them out of landfills. Unfortunately, has received a significant number of complaints from consumers being ripped off by these reseller sites.

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