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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:43 pm 

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I have an old Nokia 5165..........First off, what kind of battery does this cellphone and old cellphones in general have? Is it worth more in scrap or in reselling?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:29 pm 

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If it’s original it’s probably a nickel battery, either nicad or more likely nimh. If it’s a replacement it may be a dry cell lithium
If it has gold contacts boardsort will take them. If the contacts are silver nickel or copper send Chris a photo. They take some but not most of those.

Selling cell phone batteries is more trouble than it’s worth in most cases; to Chris or on ebay. Unless I have a huge amount I tend to drop them in the recycling box at the local hardware store.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:04 am 

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Agreed with Lost- shipping these batteries is often at a lost since USPS cannot ship batteries in LFRB (or ANY Priority Mail).


However it is not to say that it can't be sold for a profit, just may have to be done locally/in pallet LTL/FTL shipments.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:16 pm 

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There’s multiple write ups here from myself and others. Lithium (not in the device) batteries have many federal regulations.
On top of that many states have their own rules as well. Shipping them is a headache.
I have all the requirements and certification and stopped sending them anywhere.
Just a pain.

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