Best Place to Sell an iPhone (UK)?

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  1. chumps52 macrumors regular

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    I'm just looking for the best place to sell an old iPad/iPhone, either online or instore.
    By best place I really just mean best price.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. chumps52 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah thought so. Was just wondering whether there was a place online that you sell it to instantly, instead of having an auction or waiting for someone to buy it. Thanks.
     
  4. matttye macrumors 601

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    You can do but they'll always pay you a pittance compared to a private sale. Well worth the time of selling it one of those two I think!
     
  5. chumps52 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah :p
     
  6. WilliamLondon macrumors 68000

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    cex.co.uk isn't too bad, especially if it's in mint condition and you have the original box, not as good as eBay or gumtree, but if you're more in a hurry to get the transaction over, check them out (they'll tell you right on the website how much they pay, or you can take it to one of their locations, of which there are many around the UK).
     
  7. chumps52 thread starter macrumors regular

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    They're offering about £175 for an iPad Mini 16GB Wifi, which is (roughly) what they're selling for on eBay... However eBay take a load of fees and stuff, so I guess CeX is better :p
     
  8. WilliamLondon macrumors 68000

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    They're even better if you take exchange for your item and buy something else they've got in stock (if you're planning on buying something else that is).
     
  9. SCOTTGAZ9 macrumors regular

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    Sold my unlocked Iphone 16GB White for £385 last week on Fleabay:D It was in new condition thou as it had been replaced under warranty.
     
  10. chumps52 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah... I probably wouldn't buy anything from there though ;)

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    Mine has too, pretty recently :p
     
  11. SCOTTGAZ9 macrumors regular

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    Ebay sounds about your best option then...:) Just be careful use paypal etc to protect yourself.
     
  12. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    eBay, 100%.

    Carphone Warehouse offered me around £220, I put my iPhone 5 32GB on eBay for £375 and it sold within 15 minutes.
     
  13. chumps52 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah... If/When it comes to selling, I'll just use eBay, unless CeX is better at the time. Thanks everyone! :)
     
  14. seble macrumors 6502a

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    But how much of that did you lose to eBay fees?
     
  15. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I just checked them out of curiosity....My 5 ( 32GB in Slate ) is in mint condition, has full AC through 2014, and they are offering £310..:eek: Okay if you're desperate for a sale, but I'm waiting for a better offer than that.
     
  16. BMcCoy macrumors 65816

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    For the instant cash, I've used Mazuma before.. for an iPhone 4 with assorted scratches and wear&tear, etc. Cheque arrived within a couple of days.
    I think putting a wear&tear'd iphone on ebay would be quite challenging, to get the advert honest enough, without making it sound dreadful!
     
  17. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    Gumtree is the best personally... If you live in a well-established City, you will find it fairly easy to sell your device.

    No eBay fees/no PayPal fees.

    Cash on collection - you cannot beat Gumtree.
     
  18. cogrady84 macrumors member

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    I think eBay takes 10% and paypal takes roughly 3% so he will still have over £100 more than CW offered...
     
  19. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    I sold my White 64GB 4S via Gumtree, met the buyer in a coffee shop down Old Street, he checked it out then went to the cash machine, cash in hand 2 minutes later.

    First Gumtree experience and it was a good one.
     
  20. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Something like £28. So I still got £347 for it.
     
  21. seble macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not worth it with selling an iPhone 4 then. I plan to only sell it for about £100 so that would remove quite a chunk.
     
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  23. jordanogrady macrumors 6502

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    biggest market is clearly ebay, but it just costs so much!
    Try Facebook.....
     
  24. chumps52 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah the one problem with eBay is the amount they take.... 10% is a lot

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    Lol for me at least I'd get no one interested on Facebook ;)

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    I've always thought about Gumtree, but I've also heard bad reports regarding it.

    EG This, although extreme, and in Cape Town... I don't think they have any seller/buyer protection, like eBay/PayPal do...
    http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/gumtree-buyer-stole-my-motorbike-1.1576747#.Ujc9T8aTh8E
     

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