Best site to trade in iphone 6?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ndirish345, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. ndirish345 macrumors member

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    I just pre-ordered the iphone 7+. And part of the process asked me if I wanted to trade in my current iphone 6. I said sure. During my last upgrade/pre-order to the iphone 6, I got like $125-$150 from verizon for my phone. So, it gives me a little appraisal questionare and everything is perfect with my phone, so I selected the corresponding boxes. Then I clicked appraise and they are offering $36.90 for the phone. I contacted Verizon and they told me that this is the outright trade in value. $36???

    So, I declined the trade in and will be keeping the phone..for now. I checked out Gazelle, and they are offering $190. Are they going to be the highest? Or are there other sites? I went to Amazon but it looks like they only accept unlocked phones. Mine wouldn't be considered an unlocked phone, right? Or would it? Looks like Verizon is offering $295 for my phone. What exactly is unlocked? I thought it meant a phone that doesn't belong to a carrier.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sammypurple macrumors regular

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    I don't know if they will be the highest but I have had really good experiences with Gazelle in the past.
     
  3. srharris22 macrumors member

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    I put in my 64 GB iPhone 6 into verizon trade in during pre order and it said $650, but as a monthly credit and had to stick for 24 months to get full credit. worked out to $27/month so new 128GB 7 Plus only about 10/month.
    However, my wife's phone has a crack across bottom corner of screen, so I clicked box that said "no" for free from cracks and screen works, and showed $110 trade in value.
    Well ill freaking get screen replaced for extra $540.......
    Anyway, check out verizon trade in deals once stores open today.
     
  4. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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  5. ndirish345 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ya that is what I thought this was. Mine is a iphone 6 64gb in flawless condition and it said trade in value is $36.90 which is absurd. I then contacted Verizon and asked if that $36.90 was what I would be getting per month for my 2 year contract and they said No, that is the outright buy back price.
     
  6. JKick23 macrumors newbie

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    Apple is offering more money than Gazelle but they pay you via Apple gift card.
     
  7. silentbob007 macrumors regular

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    I've always had great luck with buybackworld. They have always offered more than Gazelle for what I've looked at and send you a box with prepaid label and padding. It rarely seems worth the hassle to risk getting stiffed by an online customer scammer.
     
  8. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    Verizon is offering a $650 trade-in promo for iPhone 6 and 6S, if you are buying the iPhone 7 on a payment plan.

    Check out the details here:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/verizon-offering-iphone-7-for-0-with-trade-in.1993260/

    I just pre-ordered two phones, and locked in a $1,300 trade-in for our two old phones.
     

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  9. seabee3 macrumors newbie

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    Amazon is still paying out pretty nicely, but also in a gift card. They are giving me $300 for my iPhone 6 Plus 64gb in acceptable condition.
     
  10. ndirish345 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for that. I need to give verizon a call today. I purchased my new iphone 7 through the payment plan. So I have no idea what is going on.
     
  11. benfica88 macrumors regular

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    Nextworth seems to be offering the most right now.
     
  12. Chele macrumors member

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    I agree with the above poster, I've found Nextworth to give the most. I've used them a couple of times and the process was smooth and easy. I am probably going to trade with them this time too.
     
  13. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    Basically they will give you a $27.08 bill credit for 24 months, if you trade in your 6.
     
  14. Zorn macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you just can't possibly be bothered, and are okay being completely ripped off while someone else makes the money off your device, you should never use a trade in site of any type. List the phone on Craigslist, or Swappa, or eBay. You'll nearly double your money for a very minimal effort.
     

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