1. budmonster's Avatar
    I was just wondering the best way to ship my iPhone across the country. I sold my phone on Swappa and I'll be shipping it today. I was just curious on who to ship it with, usps, ups or fedex? I know usps is the cheapest so I just wanted to get your thoughts. I really don't want to spend $30 $40 to ship an iPhone across the country.

    Thanks.
    02-07-2014 01:45 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Then USPS will probably be the best option for you.
    02-07-2014 01:49 PM
  3. sting7k's Avatar
    USPS Priority Mail all the way.
    02-07-2014 02:01 PM
  4. John Yester's Avatar
    I use UPS always... insurance and tracking.... I know others do the same but I had bad results with them.... Hope it works out for you and good luck.
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    02-07-2014 02:02 PM
  5. iEd's Avatar
    I say UPS
    02-07-2014 02:05 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You can ship an iPhone with the specialized smart phone shipping container and tracking through UPS for around $12 ($15 with insurance). It's worth it to me! I like to watch stuff be delivered via tracking # so there's no muss and no fuss with the receiver.
    02-07-2014 02:06 PM
  7. Elizabeth2's Avatar
    What ever carrier you decide make sure you opt for the added insurance and a delivery confirmation


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    02-07-2014 02:17 PM
  8. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Everyone good advice...Just make sure of the delivery confirmation...In other words - Make them have to sign for it - An adult!
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    02-07-2014 02:22 PM
  9. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I use UPS for almost everything. They aren't as expensive as people think.
    02-07-2014 07:59 PM
  10. budmonster's Avatar
    I just went with fedex. The total came to $29.33.

    I believe the $18.64 includes the shipping rate, the direct signature and the insurance.

    The $9.99 I believe was for the box and packing material they used.

    02-07-2014 08:34 PM
  11. budmonster's Avatar
    Everyone good advice...Just make sure of the delivery confirmation...In other words - Make them have to sign for it - An adult!
    Fedex only had the direct signature option, I didn't see any option that required someone over 21 to sign for it.
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    02-07-2014 08:35 PM
  12. budmonster's Avatar
    But man with Swappa taking a cut for themselves and paypal taking a cut and then shipping across the country I only pocketed around $400 for the 5c.
    02-07-2014 08:37 PM
  13. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Fedex only had the direct signature option, I didn't see any option that required someone over 21 to sign for it.
    I know you can designate that with UPS and USPS but you did the most important of all and asked for signature to be required and insurance. You did good. No worries.
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    02-07-2014 08:42 PM
  14. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    But man with Swappa taking a cut for themselves and paypal taking a cut and then shipping across the country I only pocketed around $400 for the 5c.
    LOL it is a shame but everybody has to get a piece of the pie. As long as you are happy that is what counts.
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    02-07-2014 08:45 PM
  15. budmonster's Avatar
    LOL it is a shame but everybody has to get a piece of the pie. As long as you are happy that is what counts.
    I could of put the 5c on craigslist but it could of took weeks to sell the 5c so I chose Swappa. The 5c retails for $549 so I was hoping to get $500 since mine was never used it was a day old. Anyways I was offered $450 so I took that. With all the fees I got $400. Not bad I guess since I only paid $50 for it. Now I gotta try and sell this Moto X lol. That's going to be hard.
    02-07-2014 08:51 PM
  16. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I could of put the 5c on craigslist but it could of took weeks to sell the 5c so I chose Swappa. The 5c retails for $549 so I was hoping to get $500 since mine was never used it was a day old. Anyways I was offered $450 so I took that. With all the fees I got $400. Not bad I guess since I only paid $50 for it. Now I gotta try and sell this Moto X lol. That's going to be hard.
    Well good for you. You made a very good profit and you did the right thing and being a day old and you paid $50.00 for it, I won't even ask...LOL Best of luck and now you can move on with your profit. Make sure you stay in the loop here and keep posting.
    02-07-2014 09:29 PM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    $30 to ship the iPhone is ridiculous. FedEx just had their way with you...
    02-07-2014 11:08 PM
  18. budmonster's Avatar
    $30 to ship the iPhone is ridiculous. FedEx just had their way with you...
    What should of it had been then? I shipped a phone from Pittsburgh to Seattle. I also added numerous features.
    - direct signature
    - declared value
    - materials

    The declared value is around $8 alone. I checked UPS too.
    02-08-2014 12:23 AM

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