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    Default For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

    As the title reads, do you use a particular site to sell them or do you use eBay or Craigslist to sell your old phones? How do you do it? I may consider doing it if I choose to get the 6.
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    eBay for me. I learned that most people on CL won't pay as much as people on eBay. Keep in mind eBay charges 10% of whatever you sold your item for. I haven't used Swappa myself but they don't charge any fee's as far as I know. I may actually give Swappa a try this year when I sell my 5s.
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

    I mostly use eBay to sell. And they way I sale my phones are based on if they are rooted/jailbroken or stock. Condition of device, accessories that I'm selling with it. Then I make and estimation somewhere $100 - 250 or so short of retail price and the price of having it on a new contract. This is what gives me a buy it now price. Now just for listing as a auction I just it buy what other sellers are selling with theirs and the condition to see what they are selling for and that's how I set me reserve price which is usually around 200.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Fire View Post
    eBay for me. I learned that most people on CL won't pay as much as people on eBay. Keep in mind eBay charges 10% of whatever you sold your item for. I haven't used Swappa myself but they don't charge any fee's as far as I know. I may actually give Swappa a try this year when I sell my 5s.
    Are the eBay fees always fixed like do they always charge 10% on whatever item you sell?
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

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    Are the eBay fees always fixed like do they always charge 10% on whatever item you sell?
    Yes and then there's the final value fee which is why I don't want to use eBay anymore. The last two phones I've sold were through Swappa and I highly recommend it. The only fee you get charged is through PayPal.
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by OBF View Post
    Are the eBay fees always fixed like do they always charge 10% on whatever item you sell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarlos View Post
    Yes and then there's the final value fee which is why I don't want to use eBay anymore. The last two phones I've sold were through Swappa and I highly recommend it. The only fee you get charged is through PayPal.
    I'm thinking of using Swappa strictly for selling phones and using eBay for selling everything else. Those final value fee's do add up.
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Fire View Post
    I'm thinking of using Swappa strictly for selling phones and using eBay for selling everything else. Those final value fee's do add up.
    Swappa is great. There's a $10 sellers fee, if your device sells.
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

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    Swappa is great. There's a $10 sellers fee, if your device sells.
    There is that but say you list your phone for $500 the actual price the buyer sees will be $510 cause the fee is built into it.
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

    Here In Aussie we use Gumtree. No fees at all. I have sold everything I have put on sale. Usually I can sell my iphone for around $500
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    Kind of a side note here, but I actually plan to keep my iPhones I buy, and start an iPhone collection. Get the iPhone 2g and collect all the rest of them I buy. Then they'll be worth a lot one day
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

    I use Craig's list to sell mine
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    I usually get lucky and sell mine to a coworker.
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    Put it on Gumtree, a selling online thing in where I live.
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

    I've used Craigslist and eBay. Now that everyone is mentioning Swappa, I'll try that this year to sell my 5s!
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

    I always end up having someone I work with or a family/friend that buys it when I'm ready to sell...
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apple_iOS View Post
    Kind of a side note here, but I actually plan to keep my iPhones I buy, and start an iPhone collection. Get the iPhone 2g and collect all the rest of them I buy. Then they'll be worth a lot one day
    That would be cool.


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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

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    Kind of a side note here, but I actually plan to keep my iPhones I buy, and start an iPhone collection. Get the iPhone 2g and collect all the rest of them I buy. Then they'll be worth a lot one day
    I know people who've done that. At what point will you decide to sell your collection? They release a new model every year.
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

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    I know people who've done that. At what point will you decide to sell your collection? They release a new model every year.
    I dunno, maybe sell off each model at a different time. Sell the 2g first, in a few years, then just sell the other models whenever I guess. I haven't put too much thought into it
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

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    Swappa is great. There's a $10 sellers fee, if your device sells.
    I checked out Swappa. I like the free selling but there are a lot of unsold phones listed. I feel I'd be able to sell my phone quicker in eBay but then there's the fee. Don't know what I wanna do.
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    I checked out Swappa. I like the free selling but there are a lot of unsold phones listed. I feel I'd be able to sell my phone quicker in eBay but then there's the fee. Don't know what I wanna do.
    Swappa sells quick if you have a device in good condition with a low price.
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Lima View Post
    Swappa sells quick if you have a device in good condition with a low price.
    Yeah 'cause I see a lot of people pricing their phones around 400-500 dollars. I'll have to price mine around 350-380 if I wanna make a sale. And it's in good condition.
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

    This year in not selling my iPhone 5S. Gonna give it away to my girl. Maybe next year ill sell the iPhone 6 through eBay.
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    Mine is usually sold on craigslist or Swappa. This year it'll be Swappa or eBay; since Craigslist doesn't have a good market in GA.
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    Default Re: For those who upgrade every year, how do you sell your phones?

    I have used Craigslist many many times for buying, selling and trading phones. I have never used ebay because I didn't want to be charged a fee for the transaction. Craigslist has been great for me. I have also used gazelle once for a 4s (I believe) that I had at the time. The screen was broken, and instead of dealing with Craigslist on that one...I decided gazelle would be easier and faster.
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