Where do you sell your used phones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by htraver, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. htraver macrumors newbie

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    There's so many sites to sell iPhones and iPads but which do you think is the best? I want to sell my iPhone 5S but want the most money. I don't want to deal with eBay or anything though, just want to use a buy back site. It's easier :).
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Craigslist, meet in a coffee shop or library.

    A lot of people use swappa if you're not interested in CL.
     
  3. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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  4. Stefan Spiring macrumors newbie

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    If you want easy and more money than Gazelle, try UpgradeSwap. They pay you through PayPal before you ship the phone. Pretty cool site, I've used it myself.
     
  5. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    I use ebay a lot. However, every time I get the final value fee I get all mad at them and say I'm not going to use their service again(its 10% the final selling cost). But, I actually sold a Galaxy Note 3 on eBay today. So I must not get that mad.hahaha
    I prefer craigslist, its cash and no final value fees or hassle of shipping. Just meet in a public place and not after dark.
     
  6. Missjenna macrumors 6502a

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    I use ebay, always make sure it goes to a reliable buyer as well.
     
  8. iamvogue macrumors newbie

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    I would recommend Craigslist. Just make sure you meet them somewhere public to avoid unnecessary troubles and remember to deal by only cash on delivery. Happy selling :D
     
  9. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Like others, Craigslist. I always meet the buyer at Starbucks.
     
  10. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    eBay has way to many fees now. Use either craigslist, Facebook, or Swappa. Swappa is really nice, a $10 flat fee paid by the buyer but it's included in the listed price they see. Much clear than the way eBay does it. You'll only be out Paypals fee.
     
  11. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I've sold mine to gazelle.com but the last one, the 4S, I sold to a friend who wanted it.
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    This. I would never buy on craigslist b.c I don't think I could get enough time with a used phone to determine if there was a real issue.

    Sell on craigslist, buy on swappa.
     
  13. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    I use my local classifieds when selling, and purchase from Apple when buying.
     
  14. nox5 macrumors 6502

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    If op is from small town in the middle of nowhere, craiglist won't work. If op has no feedback on ebay it may be an issue. Also op should unlock the iPhone through op's carrier to attract more buyers.
     
  15. EvilQueen macrumors 6502

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    A buyback site usually nets far less than selling it outright on ebay or something like that.
     
  16. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    I badger family members. Usually they cave in within two weeks.
     
  17. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

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    Craigslist works pretty well so long as you're smart about it. You will probably get the most bang for your buck on Craigslist too.
     
  18. co.ag.2005 macrumors 65816

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    craigslist or swappa. I don't touch eBay anymore
     
  19. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    I always sell mine to recycle companies, slightly less money then if i sold to a person but none of the hassle.
     
  20. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    I use eBay, but I cant recommend it 100%. Sell it on Craigslist and meet in a public area as aformentioned. Or Swappa. Stay away from eCycle. Crock of crap they were
     
  21. Izaiah macrumors regular

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    I use Craigslist for iPhones. They're easy to sell and get a good price for.

    I've used eBay for my past Android phones because they're harder to sell on CL. I'm not a fan.
     
  22. kaylerrific macrumors regular

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    I sold one at an apple store for an apple gift card. I know I probably could've gotten more for it elsewhere, but the apple store was so easy.
     
  23. willfl macrumors newbie

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    I use Gazelle.com and highly recommend them. They send a prepaid shipping box and have always paid the full amount quoted.
     
  24. comptr macrumors 65816

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    I traded in my old phone at Best Buy when I bought my new phone and I know i did not get as much as I would have if I used craiglist but I was looking for a easy way to get some money for my old phone.
     
  25. Dominicanyor macrumors 6502a

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    I have 2 3GS at home. I wonder how much I get for those.
     

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