If you think your water-damaged, completely broken, not-functioning smartphone isn’t worth anything, think again. There is a market for broken phones, for one simple reason: the precious metals inside. Everything from pure gold to copper, silver and platinum all are used in phones. And when you combine the volume of old phones, it becomes -- no pun intended -- a gold mine for resell. In fact, there’s more gold in a pound of electronics than a pound of gold ore. So don’t just recycle your old phone when you can probably make some serious cash by selling it online to a reseller or recycler.
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