Where do you usually sell your iPhone when upgrading?

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  1. rebeccachavez macrumors newbie

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    Where do you usually sell your used iPhone when upgrading? There's a lot of sites out there so I'm wondering if there are some other option I never heard of that people had a good experience with. No eBay or Craigslist though, I don't want to do the work myself...call me lazy but I prefer just sending it in to a buyback company.
     
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  3. sarcosis macrumors 6502a

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    I usually sell to Amazon or Gazelle. It depends who has a better price. I find that Gazelle is better though. If you want super quick, then I would Re moment Best Buy. You show up at customer service and they check it out. If they out see any issues, you get your in store credit. I've had good experiences with any of them.
     
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  5. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Usually Craigslist but I"m feelin lazy this time so already locked in a price with Gazelle.




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  6. stuffradio macrumors 65816

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    I sold my last phone to my cousin. My dad has sold two different iphones via Craigslist. If you go with something like Craigslist and meet the person, go to a public place. I think most times he tries to go to the carrier store for the phone that it's locked to.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Here, Amazon, or Craigslist. I avoid Ebay.

    Being in China now, I find reselling a bit harder.
     
  8. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    I usually do eBay or Craigslist. I prefer Craigslist to avoid the hefty eBay final value fee's but I tend to use eBay the most. Sometimes its just easier to take the phone down to the post office and mail it.
     
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    Its Gazelle for me. You won't get the best price but then you don't have to deal with the Craigslist hassles. So maybe it is the best price in the end.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It's funny, b/c the ONLY people I've EVER seen recommend your middle choice are newbie accounts with limited posts about THAT service...and here you are.
     
  12. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Craigslist or Swappa. I usually post on both and the latter gets a bite quicker.
     
  13. jkel777 macrumors 6502a

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    Usually Craigslist or eBay. But I'm going to try Swappa this time to sell my 5s.
     
  14. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Usually Craigslist. I was able to get $450 cash for my iPhone 5 last year about 3 weeks after the 5S was released. I was pretty satisfied with that.
     
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Sold my 64GB Silver AT&T model on CL for $575 today. Guy talked me down from $600 since I forgot to bring the beat up old leather Apple case. Oh well, lol.

    I've sold iPhones on CL in three states now (yeah, traveled a bit for school lol) and have never had issues. I always leave a number for people to text and ask questions, I always meet either at AT&T, Verizon, or Apple, depending on the device, and I always make sure to talk to the guy over the phone at least once before meeting. Maybe I am just super lucky, IDK.

    Anyway, Test driving the Lumia 520 that I found at Target for $35 on clearance. WHOLE LOT OF PHONE for $35. Makes me rethink how much of what I get from an iPhone is a need versus a want! :eek:
     
  16. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Was it locked or unlocked? I'm considering selling my same exact model as you did as well.
     
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    It was locked to AT&T. The difference between locked and unlocked phones on CL here is like $50 or less.

    I am also anal about my electronics and the phone looked as good as it did the day I bought it. That always helps resale value so long as you find the right person to buy it.
     
  18. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    buybackworld.com

    Got a good price, quick service and no trickery from them.
     
  19. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    They quoted me $310 for a 64GB. That's a bit more than half of what I got private sale (I did get a really good price, I admit).

    I have found that base model phones on these sites are way more fair than the higher storage counterparts, especially considering the premiums we paid for the extra storage a year (maybe less) ago.
     
  20. makerleone macrumors regular

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    I just sold my last iPhone 4S in quicker in february 2014. but i generally sold my old phones on Amazon, olx and quicker.
     
  21. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    What's the best lock in you guys got? I got $315 for Verizon 5s 32gb from Gazelle.
     
  22. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Where do you usually sell your iPhone when upgrading?

    Wow, easily could've gotten at least $500 on Swappa.
     
  23. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    that's just the locked in price until october, haven't sold anything yet
     

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