Selling 6+...Swappa or eBay?

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  1. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    It's space gray, 16GB AT&T. Just paid it off and unlocked it.

    It has a small, needle point-sized nick on top above the camera, so I don't think I can sell it as "mint" on Swappa.

    It looks like selling as "good" on Swappa and selling on eBay would both net me about $600, but I don't have a good feel for the market with Swappa (I've only sold iPhones on eBay). Any thoughts as to what would be better? How quickly do phones move on Swappa? I'd like to sell it within the next 2-3 weeks.
     
  2. Brdl04 macrumors regular

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    swappa by far. eBay charges about 10% fee on sale which would be as much as $60.

    Swappa is a $10 flat rate.
     
  3. mhunter6378 macrumors regular

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    I always use Swappa and have had quick results.
     
  4. BeeGood thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Why are you selling your 6+?
     
  6. macher macrumors 6502a

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    Plus 2.9% PayPal fee and shipping.
     
  7. BeeGood thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Because I'm restless LOL!

    I got tired of the space gray one so I bought the same model in gold.

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    Who pays the fees with Swappa? I was under the impression that the buyer does...but I'm guessing that can't be true with the PayPal fee. Is it, "buyer pays the $10 and seller pays PayPal"?
     
  8. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, buyer pays the $10.00 Swappa fee (the sale price will be $10.00 higher than the seller receives) and the seller pays the 3% PayPal fee.
     
  9. mhunter6378 macrumors regular

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    The Swappa fee is built into the sale price and the PayPal fees & shipping are the responsibility of the seller. If you handle everything through the Swappa site and PayPal all the fees get deducted from the sale price you are paid. Normally when I sell a device through Swappa, I figure about $40 (+ or -) to cover all fees and shipping cost.
     
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  11. Erphern macrumors 6502

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    I was planning on selling my gold 128GB 6+ on eBay today (it's just too big for me, I'll probably go back to a 5S), but thanks to this thread I think I may try Swappa. I'll check it out after work. Cheers!
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    I only use swappa, nothing is 100% safe, but I like the safe guards they put in place and constant oversight of all the sales.

    I've sold on swappa, and I just bought a phone on swappa.
     
  13. co.ag.2005 macrumors 65816

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    definitely go Swappa. I've bought and sold over a dozen of devices on there without issue (*knocks on wood*). Ebay is a scammers paradise these days plus those fees!
     
  14. scwinsett macrumors 6502a

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    why use a service like that when they are clearly gonna rip you off and skim off the profit? sell it yourself on craigslist, just meet up in a well lit public place. i like to have people meet me in the parking lot of the local police station
     
  15. co.ag.2005 macrumors 65816

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    Craigslist is more of a hassle to buy/sell phones IMO (I still use CL for other things, for instance, I just sold a treadmill yesterday on CL). Yes, I'm always safe with where I meet, etc. but it's hard to know who you're dealing with on CL. With cell phone theft as high as it is, the opportunities for theft seem greater with CL. Even if you meet in a crowded space, you could have someone that as soon as they handle the phone to check it out, they take off running or throw it to a nearby person who then takes off. I like Swappa because of the ratings it shows for the buyers/sellers. I don't deal with anyone who has less than a 5 star rating. I don't deal with someone who has no feedback, etc. Sure, fraud can still happen on Swappa, I just feel like I'm better protected against it on Swappa. Don't get me wrong, I still love CL! I use it all the time! Just not for cell phones / tablets.
     
  16. scwinsett macrumors 6502a

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    its never been difficult for me, i do live in a big city though. I list my stuff and have never had it take more than a few hours to have cash in hand
     
  17. BeeGood thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah like the guy above posted, my experience selling on CL is that it's a PITA. People flake out and you never hear from them again, or you waste your gas driving to meet someone who wants to haggle or offer a ridiculous lowball offer, or my favorite, the guy who "only has this much on him" and asks you to lower the price because he just now realized he didn't have enough (yeah sure pal lol).

    CL is good for selling inexpensive used furniture and other big items that I don't want to pay to ship, but I try not to sell too much on CL because 1 out of 3 people I deal with just sucks.

    I wouldn't call eBay a ripoff. The fee structure is pretty straight forward so I'm never really *surprised*. It's just that it has gotten stupid expensive to sell high end phones on eBay. Swappa' fee is more than reasonable (PayPal is another story) for gaining access to their market place and the buyer/seller protections they offer.
     
  18. Erphern macrumors 6502

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    I'm giving it a try - just created my first listing. A painless process! I'll be curious to see how things work out. I'm asking the lowest price on there for a 128GB 6+, so we'll see.

    Just as an aside, I got home recently from the Apple store with my new 5S, and I couldn't be happier. The 6/6+ is a great phone, but I far prefer the shape and size of the 5S. It's plenty of phone for my needs.
     
  19. co.ag.2005 macrumors 65816

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    good luck! just make sure to be responsive to comments, don't take a price you don't want to accept (people do low-ball offers all the time) and ship promptly. Excellent customer service is the name of the game!
     
  20. Erphern macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! And yes, absolutely. I've been eBaying for fifteen years, and it's all about setting/exceeding expectations. :)
     
  21. scarrz macrumors newbie

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    Just sold my 6+ on swappa. Smooth and easy and much less fees versus eBay. Highly recommend swappa.
     
  22. BeeGood thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good luck! I just listed mine also and it got approved in about 20 minutes. I like Swappa already!

    Just as an experiment, I listed a Buy It Now on eBay for about $35 higher. I'm curious to see how the two compare as far as offers go.
     
  23. scarrz macrumors newbie

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    There's an app called "EBay Fees" which will tell you what you can expect to get after fees. IF I remember right they get about 12.75%. (eBay and PayPal combined) off your sale price. Considerable difference vs swappa. My recent 6+ I calculated selling on swappa allowed me to make $50 more after shipping and PayPal. Just remember shipping and insuring a $700+ dollar phone will add up.
     
  24. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I hope you don't get tired of the gold and revert back to the space gray :D.
     

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