Trading in iPhone 7 Plus 128gb

ThatiPhoneKid

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Hello,

I am trading in my iPhone 7 Plus 128gb with o2 recycle, the phone is in great condition but it has a thew scuffs on the side of the phone where the sim tray is, as the phone is matte black the scuffs look white but they are literally two dots, also the phone has some scuffs around the touch id ring, could this affect the price? thanks!

If you've traded in with o2 Recycle in the past could you please post your experience.

Thanks!
 

ThatiPhoneKid

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It its smaller than a speck of dust, the site does say wear and tear is ok do you think this would be ok, sharpie sounds good though

Nothing that a Sharpie wouldn't take care of. Otherwise it may affect the price.
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Nothing that a Sharpie wouldn't take care of. Otherwise it may affect the price.
I have also read reviews saying that o2 offer lower prices even when the phones arnt damaged, is this true?
 

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It its smaller than a speck of dust, the site does say wear and tear is ok do you think this would be ok, sharpie sounds good though


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I have also read reviews saying that o2 offer lower prices even when the phones arnt damaged, is this true?
If you want the best price for your phone, sell it on Swappa or Craigslist. Any trade-in service will give you substantially less than if you sold it yourself.
 

ThatiPhoneKid

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If you want the best price for your phone, sell it on Swappa or Craigslist. Any trade-in service will give you substantially less than if you sold it yourself.
Did think about this but just want quick sale o2 reycle sounds like a good option, just worried about these very small marks on the phone, im hoping this wont be a problem
 

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This is going to sound crazy but I promise it works ...

Walmart sells in the automotive department Du-Pont touch up paint for $8. They sale it in flat black. It’s a brush and a pin, but you’ll have to go to arts and crafts and get a thinner paint brush. The paint is dead on the color of the matte black iPhone 7
 

ThatiPhoneKid

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This is going to sound crazy but I promise it works ...

Walmart sells in the automotive department Du-Pont touch up paint for $8. They sale it in flat black. It’s a brush and a pin, but you’ll have to go to arts and crafts and get a thinner paint brush. The paint is dead on the color of the matte black iPhone 7
Thanks for your reply, to be honest the the little marks are so small they are probably as big as a dot like this . <--- that dot, do you think this will be an issue?
 

ThatiPhoneKid

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Why not just sell the phone itself and get the extra $?
I did think about putting it on ebay but I just get worried about any comebacks, if the buyer isnt happy with the phone etc, want to get the iphone 8 so starting to save up now, got this iPhone last year hardly used it. Going to give o2 recycle a try, hopefully will have a good experience :)
 

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I did think about putting it on ebay but I just get worried about any comebacks, if the buyer isnt happy with the phone etc, want to get the iphone 8 so starting to save up now, got this iPhone last year hardly used it. Going to give o2 recycle a try, hopefully will have a good experience :)
Is the $ not that much of a difference to make the headache worth it?
 

ThatiPhoneKid

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Is the $ not that much of a difference to make the headache worth it?
If I was to put it on ebay id probably get something like £75 more than o2, o2 are offering £410 plus an extra 10% so overall £451. if i put it on ebay id have to pay fees so for the sake of £50 - £75 id rather the easy option, just being lazy really lol, I might have a think about it though.
 
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I did think about putting it on ebay but I just get worried about any comebacks, if the buyer isnt happy with the phone etc, want to get the iphone 8 so starting to save up now, got this iPhone last year hardly used it. Going to give o2 recycle a try, hopefully will have a good experience :)
Screw eBay, too many scammers.

Put it on Craigslist and get cash in person.
 
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If I was to put it on ebay id probably get something like £75 more than o2, o2 are offering £410 plus an extra 10% so overall £451. if i put it on ebay id have to pay fees so for the sake of £50 - £75 id rather the easy option, just being lazy really lol, I might have a think about it though.
I would sell it on Swappa if they have it in the U.K. Can't go on eBay because they favor the buyer more often than not. Gotta be specific with no returns, and if there is an exceptional situation with a return, a restocking fee (10-12%) would be assessed for non defective returns. Can't be held liable for buyer error that screws up the phone either. Every $ counts with saving for the new iPhone.
 
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Pez555

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Hello,

I am trading in my iPhone 7 Plus 128gb with o2 recycle, the phone is in great condition but it has a thew scuffs on the side of the phone where the sim tray is, as the phone is matte black the scuffs look white but they are literally two dots, also the phone has some scuffs around the touch id ring, could this affect the price? thanks!

If you've traded in with o2 Recycle in the past could you please post your experience.

Thanks!
As you said o2 recycle I assume you are in the U.K. In which case I would use gumtree, sold all mine on there in previous years without a hitch :)
 
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As you said o2 recycle I assume you are in the U.K. In which case I would use gumtree, sold all mine on there in previous years without a hitch :)
Try selling via Envirofone, they usually give more money for iPhones than other trade in companies.
That too. I prefer to sell over Swappa nevertheless.
Thanks guys for your suggestions, I went in to town yesterday and found this little computer repairs place that buys and sells phones, I got £550 for my iPhone 7 plus which is £100 more than what o2 offered me, I am so happy!
 

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Thanks guys for your suggestions, I went in to town yesterday and found this little computer repairs place that buys and sells phones, I got £550 for my iPhone 7 plus which is £100 more than what o2 offered me, I am so happy!
Good to hear. Plus it's probably not tied to some prepaid gift card or check, right? Gives you a lot more to use towards the 8.
 
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Good to hear. Plus it's probably not tied to some prepaid gift card or check, right? Gives you a lot more to use towards the 8.
Yeah got cash, they checked the phone over for like an hour while I went to do some shopping came back they had the cash to give me in hand. Very pleased, and I figured now would be the perfect time to sell the phone as when the iPhone 8 is released I wouldn't get as much as I got, thanks again :)
 
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Yeah got cash, they checked the phone over for like an hour while I went to do some shopping came back they had the cash to give me in hand. Very pleased, and I figured now would be the perfect time to sell the phone as when the iPhone 8 is released I wouldn't get as much as I got, thanks again :)
Yep, beating people to the punch is important. Most people start thinking about selling around first week in September or just around the presser. You'll just dilute your return if you had done that. If I were selling the 7+, I would sell now too. My SE is staying around only because I can trade it in a possible promo my US carrier may offer because the 8 will be incredibly high priced even if not $1000 USD. $850 is still high for a phone.
 
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