Written on: 23/09/2011
I sent off my blackberry to www.selloldphone.co.uk , I didn't use registered post, as the email I received afterwards seemed to suggest it wasn't necessary. After three weeks I had heard nothing. I emailed, had no reply. Became suspicious and found all these awful reviews. So I emailed him saying that I was going to contact authorities, watchdog etc and trading standards. Got a reply within 1 hour, just asking for my tracking number. We exchanged emails 4 or 5 times and all he ever asked was for my tracking royal mail number. I didn't have one. So essentially it is pretty difficult to prove he has it, although I would stake my life on the fact that he does.
Please do all of the following if this has happened to you:
Contact northumberland police and register your phone stolen: 03456043043
contact trading standards: 0191 424 7897 email@example.com
contact watch dog: http://www.bbc.co.uk/watchdog/gotastory/
If you have registered delivery you have more of a case and could launch a small claims court order which costs about £30 - I think I might do this out of principle, purely bcos I hate him.
His name is Alan Lynch, seems to run a view compare and recyle websites and selloldphone.co.uk. He also seems to run it with Linda Riley
9 Berkeley Close - this is home address I believe
Tyne & Wear
Greener Tomorrow Ltd - this is the house where all our phones are going
31 North Road
Lastly if you don't do any of the above please please call the network provider and block the IMEI of the phone you have lost. This way they can block it and he won't to be able to use it, so hopefully won't gain much from having it, and I am hoping may one day be able to trace it back to him.
Good Luck! I HATE www.selloldphone.co.uk