Which of these companies would you use to sell your iPhone to?
I found an article online that talks about best places to sell iPhones. I know this list shows eBay and Craigslist but I am looking for the best site to use where I can be lazy lol, where I don't have to deal with selling it to someone on eBay or meeting in public. I just want something easy with not a lot of work on my part. Apparently I can't post links so I posted the article here.
There's so many companies out there now that do this it's hard to choose. What do you guys think? I have an iPhone 5S for AT&T.
If you have an iPhone you most likely will want to sell it if you want to upgrade to the iPhone 6 which we now know will be announced on September 9th. Below are the best options to help you do just that. With the iPhone 6 being announced on September 9th, you may be wondering when you should start looking into selling your old iPhone to help offset the cost of buying the latest and greatest from Apple. Device values drop over time but you have options to help you make the best decision when selling your phone. The list that follows will help you find the best place to sell your iPhone (iPhone 5 prices are shown since most iPhone 5 owners qualify for an upgrade right now).
Sell Your Phone with eBay or Craigslist
Payout Amount: $206 – $470 (asking prices)
Payment Options: PayPal, Check, Money Order, and others
Fastest Payment Option: PayPal or other Electronic Payment Options (Once Buyer Pays)
Price Lock: Not Offered
Reasons to Use: eBay will net you the more money than most other options but requires the most work. You must have an eBay account and hope to have feedback to help entice buyers to purchase from you. In addition to that, you must arrange and pay for shipping with the money you receive from the sale. If using PayPal you will need an account with them as well. eBay charges a listing fee as well as a final value fee which equal to about 10% of the sale price. If you are being paid through PayPal, there will be fees taken out from that as well.
Craigslist: Payout Amount: $221 – $397 (asking prices)
Payment Options: Cash, Check, Money Order
Fastest Payment Option: Cash, Check, Money Order (Once Buyer Pays)
Price Lock: Not Offered
Reasons to Use: Craigslist will give you the best opportunity to make the most cash and get it in your hand quicker than eBay, all with no fees. Be advised that you must list the item and describe it, as well as arrange a meeting with the buyer to sell it. You will have to deal with many emails from people asking different questions and at times will ask you to adjust your price. When it comes time to actually meet the buyer, be sure to meet in a safe place like a coffee shop or bank to lower your chances of being scammed.
Trade-In Your Phone/ Buy Back Options
Payout Amount: $120 – $260
Payment Options: PayPal, Check
Fastest Payment Option: PayPal (Same Day)
Price Lock: November 3, 2014 (any phone)
Reasons to use: UpgradeSwap is establishing themselves as a top competitor in the recommerce industry by paying out high prices and offerring features that no other company has. One option is their November 3rd Price-Lock Guarantee for payment by check. This is the industry’s longest price-lock and can help make those upgrading feel at ease when the time comes to send in their device. Another unique feature their same-day payment option. They will pay you the same day you list your device if all requirements are met. The same-day payment option doesn’t have a price-lock guarantee so you won’t be able to take advantage of the November 3rd offer. A free shipping box and return label are included with every order placed.
Payout Amount: $100 – $195
Payment Options: PayPal, Check, Amazon Gift Card
Fastest Payment Option: PayPal / Amazon Gift Card (Approximately 7 Days)
Price Lock: October 10, 2014 (only for iPhone devices)
Reasons to use: Gazelle has been around for a while and they practically are a household name. Gazelle makes it easy to sell your device and will give you a quote quickly just like the other buy back sites. Gazelle is offering an October 10th Price-Lock Guarantee. You can choose multiple payment options but if you choose PayPal, remember fees will be involved. A free shipping box and return label is included.
Payout Amount: $113 – $201
Payment Options: PayPal, Check
Fastest Payment Option: PayPal (Approximately 7 Days)
Price Lock: Varies by Seller
Reasons to use: uSell, just like Gazelle, has been in business for a while. uSell takes an approach which involves comparing different buy back companies to give you a list to choose from when wanting to sell your device. You can choose to get paid by PayPal or check. PayPal fees will be involved if you choose that payment method. A free shipping box and return label is included.
Payout Amount: $134 – $178
Payment Options: PayPal, Check, or Target Gift Card
Fastest Payment Option: Target Gift Card (Same Day In Store)
Price Lock: 30 Days
Reasons to use: Nextworth is another long-standing buy back company that provides a quick way to sell your device but their payouts are the lowest of the bunch on our list. Quotes are valid for 30 days and free shipping and insurance is always included. Target has partnered with Nextworth so you can go into a store and trade-in your device on the spot for a Target gift card.
As you can probably see from this list, there’s plenty of ways for you to sell your old iPhone to offset the cost of buying the new iPhone 6. Some options will net you more money but will involve more work on your part while others make it fast and easy if that’s what you prefer. So what are you waiting for? Get a jump-start on selling your old phone and prepare for the new iPhone 6 when it comes out in late September.