How to get permission from Apple to sell?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Lisat78, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Lisat78 macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2015
    We have a number of surplus iOS devices we'd like to sell. Previously we could do this through Amazon but lately this has failed, leaving us with only eBay. However, most of our business is done through Amazon so we'd prefer to use them. They tell us we need to contact apple to get permission to resell their products secondhand. Does anyone have experience in this? Who do you contact? We're in the U.K., if that matters.
  2. krause734 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    This is more an Amazon issue than Apple for reselling something as new. You could also sell locally on craigslist and meet at the Apple Store and skip the seller fees. You could also sell it on Amazon as refurbished but put Brand New in the description to bypass Amazon's rules. eBay is also a good option. It sounds like you are a business and should have your own online storefront though.
  3. Lisat78 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2015
    Amazon says it's Apple! We do have our own storefront but we're primarily a secondhand bookseller, occasionally selling secondhand Apple items, usually our own old iPhones/iPads. When we asked Amazon they said permission had to be gained from Apple, even for secondhand goods!
  4. drsox macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2011
  5. Lisat78 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2015
    Nothing whatsoever. My boss just prefers Amazon but looks like we'll be sticking to eBay.
  6. KGB7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2017
    Rockville, MD
    Look on Apple site, they have about 20 ph numbers for various departments, including becoming an Apple product seller.

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