Buy a Virgin Mobile Nokia 1112 for £2.50 instore - give it back for £6 !! - HotUKDeals
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Thanks to muffinhead, and, originally IrishGypsy on MSE for this one.

As muffinhead has already posted, "I went to the Virgin Mobile stand in Zavvi in Reading today and got myself a brand new Nokia 1112 for only £2.50. This deal is for existing Virgin PAYG customers - I had to give my Virgin mobile number. You get no simcard & no credit but you do get a brand new phone. The phone costs £7.49 with a sim."

However - to take it a step further - visit http://www.tradeinyourvirginmobile.co.uk, and Virgin will give you £6 to recycle a Nokia 1112. So - buy it for £2.50, they will send you a pre-paid envelope to send your shiny new 1112 off for recycling, and credit your VM account with £6! £3.50 clear profit !!

(ps - my first ever deal - so hope this is ok!)
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#1
This is a good deal. Shame there are no Zavvi stores in my area.
#2
Good thinking wn3, this is what we like here!!
#3
Going to buy couple 2morrow.. who would send them to recycle :P !! LoL!!
#4
Clever!
#5
Great deal but the site says they give you vermin mobile airtime
#6
lol virgin are going to be paying for this deal literally
#7
Trubster
Great deal but the site says they give you vermin mobile airtime

yeah - i take your point trubster, but you have to be with them to take advantage of the deal in the first place, so - getting cash in your hand, or as a credit on the phone bill (i wouldn't think) makes a lot of difference.

credit on the phone bill just means cash can stay in the pocket for longer!
banned#8
Is it really worth £3.50 ? lol
#9
lumoruk
Is it really worth £3.50 ? lol

Depends how many the store will let you have!
#10
#11
Well worked out and all that but isn't it an awful waste of resources for gaining £3.50 - trip to shop, packaging, postage, workers involved. I think it's a shame that Virgin have made this possible.
Phone for £2.50 - emergency back-up I suppose - is good.
Sorry that this is negative response. Not voting cold as the deal is actually OK financially.
#12
Even better send it to CEX and they will give you £10 cash for it.:-D
#13
summerfies
Even better send it to CEX and they will give you £10 cash for it.:-D


After youve found a free unlocking code off nokiafree you will get 15 for it? wont you? :D!!
#14
chesso
isn't it an awful waste of resources for gaining £3.50


Gotta agree - financially a hot deal perhaps, but morally cold as ice.
#15
I believe so. Over £11 profit.
#16
Doesn`t deserve hot or cold from me
Anybody that acually goes through with this(recycling) is one sad xxxxxxx
You really need the money that bad?
Keep the bloody phone,it`s worth £10 as a spare
#17
won't last long tho once virgin have clicked on whats happening,
#18
swafe
After youve found a free unlocking code off nokiafree you will get 15 for it? wont you? :D!!


I have a 1112 and didn't think there was a free way to unlock it? :?
#19
Good in theory but Id rather just have a phone for £2.50 heat for initiative though ;-)
#20
We Like The Moooon!
#21
chesso

Phone for £2.50 - emergency back-up I suppose


You suppose?! This is the phone I use every day. I put it in the washing machine once (by mistake) , few hours later it was back up and running. :-D

Can't believe its only £7.49, I might get one as a backup for my current 'backup'

And no, you can't unlock them for free unfortunately.
#22
leefal
We Like The Moooon!


but not as much as cheese! :-D
#23
tomturd;1539864
You suppose?! This is the phone I use every day. I put it in the washing machine once (by mistake) , few hours later it was back up and running. :-D

Can't believe its only £7.49, I might get one as a backup for my current 'backup'

And no, you can't unlock them for free unfortunately.

Agreed I had in fact still have somewhere its predecessor the 1110 and that is a phone built to last!
#24
Great loophole find, I'm certainly not knocking the OP here, but part of me strongly agrees with Chesso.

There are enough old duff phones not being recycled nowadays and to have a financial incentive to cast aside a perfectly good phone onto that phone mountain just for it to be stripped down for parts or reconditioned and sent overseas seems frankly pointless. Sometimes the environment should come before financial gain.
#25
harlzter
Agreed I had in fact still have somewhere its predecessor the 1110 and that is a phone built to last!


I can second that. My main phone is a Motorola Razr, but the battery life is appalling so if I was going away I'd always switch my SIM to my Nokia 1110 because I get almost 2 weeks rather than barely 2 days out of a charge. Texting seemed much easier too.
#26
The lengths that people are prepared to go to just to make a few pounds is insane.

Take into account the expense of getting to a CEX store if you dont have one locally, they have to test the phone even if its new in a sealed box.

The wait will be at least to 2 hours or more thats if they have any staff to do it, if not your have to come back the next day.

OMG please.
#27
if your a tesco points collecter you could also send it off for 300 points (£12 in deals) or if your lucky enough to have some 500 point envelopes, 500 points (£20 in deals) - thats what I'd do :D

caz
#28
Agree 100% with vuittion

This is like those saddos that queue outside shops at 4 in morning waiting for a sale to buy the rubbish the shop hasn't been able to sell all year.

No wonder this countries children are morally corrupt when their parents are no better :roll:
#29
vuittion
The lengths that people are prepared to go to just to make a few pounds is insane.

Take into account the expense of getting to a CEX store if you dont have one locally, they have to test the phone even if its new in a sealed box.

The wait will be at least to 2 hours or more thats if they have any staff to do it, if not your have to come back the next day.

OMG please.


I've never had to wait 2 hours for CEX to test a phone. Takes about 10 minutes in my experience.
#30


or you could get a game for £13 for the measly price of "2.50
#31
swafe
After youve found a free unlocking code off nokiafree you will get 15 for it? wont you? :D!!


or £20 trade, so buy a couple you got £40 to spend in CEX for a fiver..:thumbsup:
#32
Chia
I've never had to wait 2 hours for CEX to test a phone. Takes about 10 minutes in my experience.


we always get told 30 mins when they test stuff, but if you hang around it takes no more than 20
#33
what if your just a regular virgin mobile contract customer... if you gave them that number how will they know its not on pay as you go unless you tell em???
#34
do you have to buy a sim card with this phone or can you buy the phone for only £2.50?
#35
tomturd
You suppose?! This is the phone I use every day. I put it in the washing machine once (by mistake) , few hours later it was back up and running. :-D

Can't believe its only £7.49, I might get one as a backup for my current 'backup'

And no, you can't unlock them for free unfortunately.


My point was more environmental.:)
My mobile is a Nokia 1100 - does what it says on the tin/cardboard box. Fine for me. I was thinking that those who would be bothered to go through all this palaver might be ones with super/camera/video/think of texts all by themselves mobiles; owners who could pos. do with a back-up. Yes, as I said it seems like a really good deal for a basic phone.
Unfortunately the recycling thing is a rubbish choice environmentally.
1 Like #36
Just went to the Virgin Mobile stand in Zavvi in London, Bishopgate Street. The sales lady told me that Nokia 1112 only sell for £11.24 for existing virgin customer, no such thing like £5 or £2.50. So weird! She told me that they will not do further discount for this type of phone since that's the cheapest price they can provide, even though I had explained that other branches can sell £2.50 for this phone....Any one can help??
#37
teeteatee;1540974
Just went to the Virgin Mobile stand in Zavvi in London, Bishopgate Street. The sales lady told me that Nokia 1112 only sell for £11.24 for existing virgin customer, no such thing like £5 or £2.50. So weird! She told me that they will not do further discount for this type of phone since that's the cheapest price they can provide, even though I had explained that other branches can sell £2.50 for this phone....Any one can help??


Thanks, you saved me a trip :)
#38
agnostic;1539746
Doesn`t deserve hot or cold from me
Anybody that acually goes through with this(recycling) is one sad xxxxxxx
You really need the money that bad?
Keep the bloody phone,it`s worth £10 as a spare
Please do not avoid using the word filter...
#39
people are sooo over the top.

the same people proclaiming about the environment probably sprayed themselves this morning with aerosols, eat food that was packaged with nonbiodegradable packaging and food thats been slaughtered, nicely seasoned with E numbers and preservatives and finally shipped accross the country to your lor local Tesco's or "add your desired supermarket here"
#40
jinkssick
people are sooo over the top.

the same people proclaiming about the environment probably sprayed themselves this morning with aerosols, eat food that was packaged with nonbiodegradable packaging and food thats been slaughtered, nicely seasoned with E numbers and preservatives and finally shipped accross the country to your lor local Tesco's or "add your desired supermarket here"

What is your point vis a vis this deal?

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