How to sell your tablet on Money4MyTech

Whether you are looking to trade-in your old tablet for a new one or want to make some money to put towards a phone, laptop or something else, our simple process makes it incredibly easy to sell your tablet and quickly get paid. Follow the simple steps below or click here for further details.

  1. From the homepage select the type of device from the options available
  2. Choose your make and model
  3. Click “Trade in now”
  4. Tell us the condition of your laptop
  5. Accept the quote
  6. Erase personal data
  7. Send us your laptop
  8. Get paid

The service is completely free and there are no hidden charges involved when selling any device. There are multiple options for how you wish to be paid (Bank Transfer, Cheque, PayPal), and its super easy to get your laptop sent to us using our free post or courier services.

 

Need help to get you started?

Read our guide below for everything you need to know about selling your tablet online.

Tablet makes and models

There are many different types of tablet that come in lots of different sizes with various added features. The first thing to figure out is which operating system your tablet uses. Apple’s iPad revolutionised the tablet market when Steve Jobs launched the first one in 2010. However, we have a separate guide on how to sell your iPad so our focus here is on Android and Windows, based tablets as well as the Amazon, Tesco and Blackberry range of tablets.

Android

Android is the tablet operating system developed by Google available on a whole range of manufacturers devices including Samsung’s Galaxy range, Asus Zenpads and the Lenovo Yoga range of tablets. Google no longer produce tablets themselves, they are focusing on Chromebooks and developing their suite of services that you will find in the Android apps market known as Google Play.

Windows

While Microsoft’s Windows operating system has been gaining in popularity in recent years they still represent less than 25% of the tablet market. If you are used to using the Windows operating system at work or on a PC or laptop then you will recognise the Windows tablet version as it tries hard to bridge the experience between each of these different devices. Devices that run Windows include the Microsoft Surface 2-in-1 range, the Asus transformer, and HP’s range of tablets.

Fire Tablet

The Fire Tablet, previously known as Kindle Fire is Amazon’s range of tablets. It runs a stripped down version of Android and features its own Appstore rather than Google Play. They are designed as budget entertainment tablets. There are two models, the Fire and the Kindle Fire.

And the rest

A few others have tried to compete in the tablet market over the years including Blackberry with their Playbooks and the Tesco Hudl, both have now stopped producing new models.

How to identify your tablet make and model

Look on the back

Manufacturers such as Samsung print the model number on the back of the case. Once you’ve found it type it into Google to discover which model you own. Different manufacturers call the model number different things, for example, Dell call it a service tag. The safest way to find out which one you own is to go to the manufacturer website and search for “how to identify my tablet model”.

Go to the settings

Android
Tap Settings > General > About Device

Windows
Tap and hold on the Windows Logo > System > System Properties

Fire Tablet
Tap Settings > Device Options

How long should my tablet last?

Like mobile phones, tablets typically last for 2-3 years before people start to think about buying an upgraded model. Common issues with tablets include losing battery life, broken buttons, freezing screens and general signs of wear and tear such as bumps and scratches. Manufacturers continually upgrade the feel and functionality of the latest releases so you may just feel like you can’t do without the latest features.

Deteriorating battery life

Battery life is one of the most important factors in choosing which tablet to buy. As tablets get more powerful and have yet more added features they need ever more powerful batteries. The average battery life is 10 hours but this can vary wildly depending on the make and model. However, whichever make and model you choose, all batteries degrade over time. After your tablet has been charged a few hundred times the battery can’t hold as much charge and will begin to last for less time between charges. It’s at this point when many people start thinking about buying a new tablet.

Outdated operating system

When a new Android operating system upgrade is released, it is strongly recommended that you update your tablet. Major system updates are given mouthwatering names such as Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. Smaller updates are designed to fix bugs and improve security. Since different manufacturers such as Samsung and LG provide their own build of Android it is their responsibility to keep bringing out device specific updates In general an Android tablet will begin to stop receiving updates after 3-4 years.

When Microsoft released the Surface tablet in 2012 they committed to offering support for at least four years. It used to be possible to get an answer to how long your device would be supported on the Microsoft website but unfortunately this is no longer the case. Check with the individual manufacturer’s website to find out if your device is still supported.

How do I maximise the value of my old mobile?

The condition of your tablet will have big bearing on the price you get for it. Keeping it in a protective case will help prevent dangers such as small children, drops, dirt and dust.

Extending battery life

There are a number of things that you can do to extend your tablet’s battery life:

  • Find out which apps are using the most power and switch them off
  • Lower the screen brightness
  • Reduce the screen timeout
  • Switch off wireless and Bluetooth
  • Remove animated home screens and screen savers
  • Turn off any auto-sync

Original packaging and box

Buyers often pay extra for tablets that come with the original packaging and box. Include any chargers or other accessories that you still own.