Short video showing how and what to scrap in old cell phones and prepare them for gold and other precious metals recovery.
Also see the USGS pdf report "Recycled Cell Phones—A Treasure Trove of Valuable Metals" (2006):
But do not forget to adjust the prices to gold's current value.
The report suggests an avarage gold content of 0.034g per cell phone:
At 2005 – 0.034g was worth 0.4$
At todays prices (1700$ an ounce) – 0.034 is worth 1.85$
Will scrapping cell phones make you rich? probably not.
But it will make you some extra cash.
I have made this short list for US citizens who wants to sell scrap electronics. You can contact these following scrap buyers:
Gold Chip Buyer –
Mike, South Eastern Ohio – (740)350-1272
I have hand picked these scrap buyer as i know they are very honest and stright forward.
I did not receive any incentive nor will i receive any future commision from these scrap buyers. I'm happy to put their links here as i believe they are trustworthy and will treat you fairly.