Where is good place to sell iphone 6 plus?

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  1. yoseph6375 macrumors newbie

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    I thought demand for iphone 6 plus was high duet to supply being in short.
    I have listed my iPhone 6 plus 64gb at&t on Craigslist and Amazon, and still haven't been offered anywhere close to what I paid...
    I know some of you are suggesting using Ebay or Swappa, however, since both of them is using PayPal which is protecting the buyer for 100% that makes the seller to take the risk when selling.
    So I used Craigslist and Amazon to avoid those PayPal service, but demanding isn't strong as I received too many low offers like $500 or $600.
    I want to get back at least what I paid for (Device cost +tax).
    Am I expecting too much in here? Should I lower the price more even though I will be losing?
    Any recommendation would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. OMAC83 macrumors member

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    I always sell a couple phones at launch, If I haven't got rid of them by the end of the weekend I just return them, demand dies fast with the hype and then people r just tying to get a Deal with low ball offers
     
  3. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    CL is an odd place to sell new devices. Many buyers are typically looking for a deal. But this doesn't mean you will not get a fair offer. Explain why you are selling and just keep looking. Try a neighboring town listing. One assumption some CL users have is that if you are selling a new device, you are desperate for money. Thus, you get low ball offers. Obviously you know your own situation so play it out.

    Good luck.
     
  4. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    Try Swappa, thars where I always sell my devices.
     
  5. GoSh4rks macrumors 6502

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    Is your phone unlocked? If it is, don't even mention that it is AT&T, just that it is unlocked.

    For reference, I sold a NIB locked 64gb AT&T plus for $800 last week on SFBA craigslist. This was after multiple offers in the $750 range. My listing price was $850.
     
  6. yoseph6375 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are absolutely right. I will put more notes on why I am selling this and will keep looking. Thanks for your comments.

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    Wow....
    Didn't know I have to go that low.... you were willing to take the loss..? That is like more than $100 loss if you paid the device and the tax....
     
  7. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Where is good place to sell iphone 6 plus?


    If you were a buyer, would you pay retail price with tax to buy from a stranger when you could buy from a store?
     
  8. yoseph6375 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Like I said in the thread, PayPal is the reason why I am afraid to use Swappa.

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    I think so... people think that they could get it much cheaper as if they are looking for used one.

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    If it was iPhone 6 where everyone can easily get it, then I should say No to that question. However, it is iPhone 6 plus which is still hard to find. I thought this will be a fair deal as there are people still waiting for their order too. Am I wrong?
     
  9. dopke macrumors newbie

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    Craigslist is a game of patience. If you're persistent, you'll find a reasonable buyer. As always, list high (but not too high, otherwise you'll scare away everyone), and be ready to meet in the middle of what they offer.
     
  10. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    If it was iPhone 6 where everyone can easily get it, then I should say No to that question. However, it is iPhone 6 plus which is still hard to find. I thought this will be a fair deal as there are people still waiting for their order too. Am I wrong?[/QUOTE]


    I dont disagree with your assumption that there is *someone* that just wants the 6+, will pay a fair price and move on with their life. That is why its a patience game (as said by someone else here). Put that in your ad - that you are not looking to make money, just recoup your investment. Suggest that the buyer can put their sim in the device and test it (meet in a public place). Make the ad detailed so that the lowballers leave you alone as they realize you are not desperate. Maybe even suggest meeting at the ATT store.
     
  11. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    This was probably the case at launch week back in September, where those had to have the latest would pay more. Now 2 months later, why not just wait longer to get their online order for a brand new (risk free) one.
     
  12. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone 6 plus is just not that hard to find anymore. Unless you live in a remote area, of course...
     
  13. arftech macrumors regular

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    Try in a dark alley from out of the trunk of your car! Sorry couldn't resist...:D

    Good luck!:apple:
     
  14. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't use eBay, too many fees. Swap is great, I've sold one or 2 devices on there without any issues.
     
  15. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    I just checked istocknow and saw that many of the apple stores in my area have all sorts of 6 pluses in stock.
     
  16. GoSh4rks macrumors 6502

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    It was a subsidized phone. In September, the week after release, I sold the same thing for $1000. The market is not great for locked phones. Unlocked, you can get about $50-100 more.

    If you're expecting to get more than $800-850 for a locked 64gb plus, you're going to be disappointed. Keep in mind that any full price phone will be unlocked, and as you have seen, they aren't that hard to find these days.
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Are you selling the unlocked one or the new, locked to at&t one?

    I still say you could've avoided this mess had you just cancelled the at&t order or just not bought one at full retail just because you couldn't wait.
     
  18. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    you're lucky to get what you paid if it's a verizon model, the att model will take a loss all day.
     
  19. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    Why would anyone pay at least what you paid for a used device, and take the extra risk buying it from a stranger? The minute you bought the device, even if it's still new, is worth less than retail. This is an electronic device, not some rare item.
     
  20. dopke macrumors newbie

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    I'm wary of using swappa (haven't used before though) due to Paypal as others have mentioned. It's an uphill battle as a seller to win disputes against buyers unless you have thorough documentation/pictures of everything... even then you never know if you're not an established seller with Paypal.
     

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