Trouble selling the 6s Plus?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tripleh3lix, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. tripleh3lix macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2014
    I'm having a lot of trouble selling it. I listed it for 440-460 on craigslist in about 3 different areas. I would usually get calls about 2-3 days and get it sold in that timeframe, MAX. I live in a vacant area but I would always get calls the last 3-4 years.

    Now nothing? I've also tried Swappa... No bites. Is the demand finally dying? I've never had this many issues selling an iPhone before..
  2. ssl0408 macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2013
    New York
    I sold an iPhone 6 (64gb) for $400 in mid-August, but it wasn't easy and I live in a large market. It took me 3 weeks to sell it so I'd be patient if I were you.
  3. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    What color, how old and what's the storage size? Any scratches?

    I had a 6+ that was space gray. It was 64 GB and in mint condition. Was about a year old and I sold that for $500 back in July. It took about 1.5 weeks to sell on Swappa.
  4. Pez555 macrumors 68020


    Apr 18, 2010
    similar story over here in the UK. Had a 128gb space grey 6s, in immaculate condition.

    Had it on facebook, gumtree etc and next to no bites, and the ones that did offered ridiculously low. In the end just sold it to mazuma mobile for £400.
  5. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2014
    Demand is definitely still there, but the prices are going down. I just sold a 6+ 64GB Silver on Swappa for 350. Sold just two days after listing.

    Also if all else fails you can short it on Brightstar for a ~$300 apple gift card.
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Try lowering the price a little if you want to move it faster.
  7. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    If it's not selling, your price is exceeding the demand for the phone. If your phone is in good condition, and priced aggressively (compared to other listings) on swappa, you will sell it.

    I typically managed to sell my devices on swap out in 24 to 72 hours. You just have to realize that if you bite the bullet and price your device $10 cheaper than you want, and that is an aggressive price compared to comparative listings, it will sell fast. The other day I sold an old galaxy S7 VR headset, the one that was giving away free with each purchase of the phone when it was released. Needless to say the market is flooded, but I priced the device five dollars less than the comparable listings, and sold it before the night was out.
  8. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    My guess is the demand will go up in December as we approach Christmas.
  9. rapicell macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2013
    Took me a month to sell my 64gb 6s plus on swappa, had people trying to get me to lower the price by almost $150+. The demand is low right now and people aren't willing to pay even if a phone is basically mint (like mine was)
  10. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Take a look at latest MacBook price. Insane.

    So if you sell your device, who would like to pay for premium again. Heck, they even want you to give it for free. Apple hardware is also less potent than before (touch disease, hissing issue), further degrading its value in long term. All that keeps Apple products expensive even on second hand market may only be that damn Apple brand.

    Just some ranting.
  11. tripleh3lix thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2014
    Thanks everyone for replying! Yeah I'm going to lower the price and hopefully take at least 400-420. I didn't think it dropped that low but I know they go down every 3 weeks each time a new iPhone comes out. Have seen plenty on swappa around 350 for a 16gb 6 that have sold. So it's a bit weird they're dropping that low at this point.

    Mine does have a little dent near the headphone port. Other than that, it's probably an 8.5-9/10 as it's been in it's case it's entire life.
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Is your 6S Plus 64GB locked to a certain carrier or unlocked?
    Like said above go on Swappa and see the little graph with average price recent sold and lowest current price.
    Price yours $5-10 less and it will go quick.
  13. minimo3 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2010
    I for one will never again buy a used iPhone given the fact that they can randomly be activation locked. Getting it unlocked without the original receipt is next to impossible and even if the original purchaser finds the receipt you have to erase the whole device setup as new
  14. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    I think the market is saturated. Everyone who can afford/ wants a smartphone probably has one by now. Phones are also staying relevant much longer than the past. So, its not a surprise that the second hand market is cooling off compared to a previous golden era, say 2011.
  15. forcetactic macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    Sold my 16gb 6S plus on craigslist for $400 today. Took me almost a month of very aggressively advertising it compared to previous years where I had a sell within a week
  16. Sanlitun macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2014
    Sold my 6S Plus 128 and case for 850$. I think you are all selling low.
  17. tripleh3lix thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2014
    Very strange, huh? That's insane.. I have mine listed for 460.. and no one called. So if I list it for 440, and someone asks for 420 because people always do that.. it's only worth 20 more than a 16gb?

    Seems low to me. But I guess the values are going down this year.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 6, 2016 ---
    I can definitely understand that! All these phones are on next plans or financed plans, and they shut the phones off if they're not paid. I bought mine outright from someone on Next through Swappa, and it's been over a year and it's been just fine :)

    However people have a right to be cautious. And someone didn't buy it cause it wasn't "paid off". I told him: "Most of them aren't... people pay 18-24 months on these at the very least and they're still not paid off after a year."
  18. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
    I had the same problem with selling my iPhone 6s. I had to drop the price.
  19. Applejuiced, Nov 7, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2016

    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You will never get the extra $100 you paid for the additional storage when trying to resell it used.
    The base model will always sell the fastest and the other 2 models with more storage will only fetch a fraction of additional money you paid for extra storage.
  20. SweetApples macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2016
    This is my only reasoning for buying a new iphone 6s plus instead of buying a gently used on off of swappa. I told have time for the phone being randomly locked and I don't have the original receipt and i didn't originally buy it. I'm not wasting my coins.
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Definitely. I actually wait to sell my devices on Swappa this time of year, being the flock of Shoppers for the Holiday season. Devices sell fast.

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