I pay $4/lb up front through PayPal for your cell phones with no batteries or holsters.
I also pay for shipping.
Once the phones arrive to my facility, I sort them into re-usable phones (or parts) VS. un-usable (scrap).
The re-usable phones are further sorted into lists of the exact models, sent to my hundreds of contacts in the cellular industry in an auction, and sold to the highest bidders.
I then send you a check for a portion of this sale within 2 weeks of receiving your shipment.
I have been steadily getting $5-$45/lb for my customers, depending on the mix I receive.
REMEMBER: Newer phones have less PMs, but Greater value for re-sale!
I buy cell phones in any condition.
ALSO, I pay $8/lb for cell phone boards and $.50/lb for Li-Ion batteries.
(My fee is 50% of all sales and auctions.)