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Old Nov 14, 2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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Cash for iPhone sites -- legit?

I just got the 4S and looking to unload my iPhone 4. There are tons of sites that claim to pay cash for the phones. Has anyone used them? Has anyone seen reviews about which ones are legit?

https://www.google.com/search?q=cash+for+iphone

Each will quote you a price depending on condition of the phone. But I don't want to send in my phone to highest bidder and have them tell me that it's in worse condition than I self reported and get screwed on price.
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 01:24 PM   #2
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I just got the 4S and looking to unload my iPhone 4. There are tons of sites that claim to pay cash for the phones. Has anyone used them? Has anyone seen reviews about which ones are legit?

https://www.google.com/search?q=cash+for+iphone

Each will quote you a price depending on condition of the phone. But I don't want to send in my phone to highest bidder and have them tell me that it's in worse condition than I self reported and get screwed on price.
My personal recommendation would be to avoid those sites and sell the phone in person via Craigslist or a similar site.

To answer your questions though, I have not used "cash for iPhone" sites and have not seen any reviews about which ones are legit.
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 01:38 PM   #3
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99.9999% of these sites are scammers... stay away.. just list your phone at CL.. lots of people will contact you
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 01:39 PM   #4
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I used gazelle to sell my iPhone 4. It was easy. Had a check in a week.
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 01:54 PM   #5
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I used gazelle to sell my iPhone 4. It was easy. Had a check in a week.
+1 for Gazelle. Just picked up a 153 dollar check for selling my 32gig 3GS.
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 02:08 PM   #6
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I just got the 4S and looking to unload my iPhone 4. There are tons of sites that claim to pay cash for the phones. Has anyone used them? Has anyone seen reviews about which ones are legit?

https://www.google.com/search?q=cash+for+iphone

Each will quote you a price depending on condition of the phone. But I don't want to send in my phone to highest bidder and have them tell me that it's in worse condition than I self reported and get screwed on price.
eBay Instant Sale and Gazelle seem to be fine (that is to say, they do what they say & won't try to cheat you down on price after they get your phone as long as you're honest in your condition assessment). Anyone else is a gamble (and not good odds).
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 02:11 PM   #7
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I would say eBay, Craig's List and Gazelle are your best bets. All these other sites are not worth the risk. Personally I've been lucky as I've sold my 3G, 3GS and 4 all to the same work colleague.
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 02:25 PM   #8
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I would personally never use any of these sites as I've read many horror stories about people getting a quote, being satisfied with it, sending their phone in, the company telling them it's "in worse shape" than as described/photographed and then the company lowballing tremendously and being shady about sending the phone back if the seller refuses the new low price.

Just use Kijiji or Craigslist man.
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 02:30 PM   #9
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I laugh at these sites and their users. They quote you something for your phone, when you send it in, they tell you it's in worse shape and offer you even less and make it a nightmare to get your phone back if you don't take the amount they offer. Sell it on craigslist or ebay.
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 02:51 PM   #10
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On Craigslist though, you might have to deal with people like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZBgXVMhIqU
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 02:55 PM   #11
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Thumbs up ebay instant sale

ebay's instant sale is legit.
I sold my iPhone 4 through them with no issues, free shipping and received payment within a week.

http://instantsale.ebay.com/
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 10:22 AM   #12
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I would personally never use any of these sites as I've read many horror stories about people getting a quote, being satisfied with it, sending their phone in, the company telling them it's "in worse shape" than as described/photographed and then the company lowballing tremendously and being shady about sending the phone back if the seller refuses the new low price.

Just use Kijiji or Craigslist man.
Yup, I read several of these threads on this forum already.
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 11:07 AM   #13
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Depends where you are. I'm in the UK and have used Mazuma mobile twice, very speedy return cheque (230 for a 16gb black iPhone 4)
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 12:28 PM   #14
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ebay's instant sale is legit.
I sold my iPhone 4 through them with no issues, free shipping and received payment within a week.

http://instantsale.ebay.com/
I did the same thing - quick, honest, and easy.
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 01:48 PM   #15
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check out the website http://www.topdollarcell.com I sold my iphone to them. They had the best price and offered higher than gazelle and other websites. A lot better than ebay and craigslist also because you don't have to deal with creepy people, and fees. The price you get for the phones, may be the price you get offered to end your contract. You may even make money. I also talked to one of their reps during the transaction and they stated that the only time that they change their quote is if something was totally off. I sell my stuff to them now and don't deal with the rip off companies like gazelle.
Quit spamming this garbage. You would have to be a moron to ship your $500 iPhone here.
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