Best website to trade in old cell phones or iPhones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by briceman, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. briceman macrumors member

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    Hey all,
    What is the best, most legit, website to trade in old cell phones, including iPhones? Thanks for any help!
     
  2. camardelle macrumors 6502

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    I've got an old first gen iPhone. I didn't think it had any value other than as an iPod at this time. I mean it still works as a phone, but man is it slow. I'll be watching this thread.
     
  3. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a

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    Somebody else has just asked this: Where are you based? US? UK?
     
  4. briceman thread starter macrumors member

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  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I've used CellTradeIn.com for several phones. Free shipping and option of either check or Paypal payments. They're responsive to questions, too. Based in Chicago.
     
  6. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a

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    Oh sorry, I'm in the UK. We have a few here.
    Try Googling Similar: envirophone.com or MazumaMobile.com :):)

    You never know, those 2 (which are legit) - might have international versions.
     
  7. Jb07 macrumors 6502

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  8. jwm2 macrumors regular

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    Instead of trading it in on amazon, i'd post it for sale. I sold my android phone for twice what the trade in allowance was and it sold in about 30 minutes. I posted my wifes android which actually got 3x the trade in allowance and it sold in 2 days. Both times i made sure to include extras others were not including (i.e. memory card, cables, manuals, etc) and offered expedited shipping. In both cases i was very happy with the end result, much more so than trading in my old games which i had done a few weeks prior. Some games i shipped in perfect condition, in fact one game i never even opened the box and they were returned for one reason or another.
     
  9. rachinesafire macrumors newbie

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  10. FeMac macrumors newbie

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    I'm a console gamer as well as an iPhone user... Gamestop actually gives a decent amount of cash (or 20% more store credit than the cash amount) for iPhone/iPad/iPod trade-ins (yes, they do iOS device trade-ins). You might not get as much as posting on eBay, but it would be a sure thing.
     
  11. PhoneFanatic macrumors newbie

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    It really depends on what you're looking for. Highest payout, fastest turnaround, convenience, etc.

    I would start by running a search on a used phone aggregator website like www.sellcell.com or www.usell.com. That'll give you a good idea of the value of your iPhone and some options. Selling it directly to a buyer is an alternative as well.

    Here's an article about 5 options for selling your old phone..

    http://phone-fanatic.com/blog/guides/5-ways-to-recycle-your-cell-phone

    I hope that helps. Good luck!
     
  12. cyks macrumors 68020

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    A little time and effort on eBay or Craigslist will usually get you far more money than a trade in site or store.
     
  13. PhoneFanatic macrumors newbie

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    Agreed! The convenience of using a site like Gazelle or Apple's PowerOn buy-back program will cost you typically 40-50% of the value of your phone..
     
  14. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

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    Couldn't agree more.
     
  15. ssrichar88 macrumors newbie

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    Trustworthy company to sell your phone.


    I've sold a few phones to www.triphonia.com it was pretty hassle free.
     
  16. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had a good experience with http://www.gazelle.com. You don't get the most possible cash, but it's very convenient.
     
  17. maynsx macrumors newbie

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    They offer a fair amount of cash if the phone is in good condition.[​IMG]
     

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