iPhone XR Safest way to sell a phone in the uk?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by martin2345uk, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. martin2345uk macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2013
    Manchester, UK
    Hi guys, what’s the safest way to sell an iPhone? In terms of scams etc, I’ve heard bad things about eBay always siding with the buyer in any dispute so just wondered what some better alternatives might be?
  2. balaplus macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2017
    There is always Apple but Cex works well generally - You handover the phone for diagnostics and come back in an hour to collect cash!
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Isn’t Gumtree relatively popular? Seems quite a few members utilize This selling service.
  4. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    I have always sold on Gumtree for cash and always meet face to face in a coffee shop or somewhere safe. Never had a problem. Avoid any request to mail the phone to Africa and you will be alright.
  5. Lyn2012 macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2007
    Whenever I’ve advertised an Apple device on Gumtree, I’ve had lots of ridiculous offers as well as some nasty people contacting me. I’ve previously sold successfully on AVForums and Preloved, or through a recycling site.
  6. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    I’ve sold iPhones and iPads through Facebook marketplace or Shpock. You get to meet face to face with cash without any reverse payment dispute scams that eBay seems to support.
  7. netdudeuk macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2012
    You could also go to Game for cash or credit.
  8. tarsins macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2009
    If I can’t sell to friends/family (usually manage to shift a few things at Xmas) I’ll use the recycle services and pick the highest quote from O2 Recycle, Environfone or Music Magpie.
  9. Neo1975 macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2015
    Never had a problem with eBay and you get the most money. CEX will look to pay less because they want to make a profit when they sell it.

    Take lots of photos of it before you send it, and when it’s packaged, send tracked delivery and note the serial number. You’ll be fine.
  10. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Comparison sites if you’re ok with a lower price

    EE bright star is a good service
  11. d123 macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2009
    Done this a few times, as long as you’re sensible and only accept cash and meet in public (I usually choose the nearest MacDonalds) it’s definitely the safest way. No chargebacks, no dropping the price because of a scratch suddenly appearing, no real risk...
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Not necessarily. After eBay and PayPal fees, depending your listing, the seller takes a substantial loss from the sale. Selling locally, you adjuat price without having to deal with any fees, and depending the popularity of the product, you can still make just as much as you would in person as you would online.

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