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Dec 12, 2019
I'm assuming you get less money with the carriers, so which sites are better for selling iphones for the highest price?


Apr 23, 2010
I'm assuming you get less money with the carriers, so which sites are better for selling iphones for the highest price?

I use Jay Brokers. I don't know if it's the best prices, but they are honest and I've never had a problem. Sometimes, safer is better than more (money).
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macrumors 65816
Nov 14, 2012
I’ve had good luck with They don’t actually do trade ins, but rather they aggregate the offers from a number of trade in companies, so you can find the one with the highest payout. Supposedly the companies that they work with have been vetted to some extent, at least. I’ve traded in several phones to the companies they recommend and I haven’t had any issues.


macrumors 6502a
Jun 7, 2007
I went with the Apple trade in for my 12PM. I see they’re going on swappa for around 900 and Apple is only offering 790 but I decided to eat the extra 110 to not deal with making a listing or shipping and PayPal fees, etc.


macrumors 603
Nov 10, 2010
Anyone used vendi before? I'm in the UK and they're quoting £765 for my 256 13 Pro Max. Not heard of them before....


macrumors 68020
Sep 13, 2014
The problem with selling your device through other websites for a better premium is that it seems like you can get easily scammed by a nefarious buyer:
  1. List your phone on eBay, Swappa, etc.
  2. Buyer pays you via PayPal.
  3. You send the phone to them with signature delivery.
  4. They sign for it and immediately file a PayPal reverse charge claim, saying the box simply had some rocks in it.
  5. PayPal immediately puts a freeze on the funds in your account, then normally sides with the buyer and you’re screwed.
Any way to actually prevent this from happening as a seller?

The only way I could even think of is to drive to the shipping carriers location and while there make a full video you could later use as evidence to submit to PayPal of you showing your phone working and how it’s in good condition, sealing it in the packaging, and having the carrier take the package from you while giving you a tracking number.

I’m sure they’ll be a bunch of people who say “Well that hasn’t happened to me” (yet), but I guess I’m a little more cautious and don’t want to risk getting scammed by someone online and so I either:
  • Sell it at a safe public location (i.e. police station lobby) via Craigslist for cash
  • Trade it in to Apple.
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macrumors 6502
Oct 24, 2021
they all take their fees. After eBay PayPal etc take their cut, it’s usually around 10%, then you have to ship it with insurance. Shipping is super expensive these days.


macrumors regular
Feb 22, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio
I have used DeClutter and found them reasonable and easy to deal with. I did not do a great deal of shopping around so I cannot attest to how they compare as far was price offered.
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macrumors 68000
Aug 12, 2011
Philadelphia, PA
If folk don't want to use Craigslist to sell it outright, then DeClutter is the service I now recommend most; long-time fave Gazelle is no longer competitive in price.

Especially if the folk don't want to directly trade it in to where they purchase new phone - either Apple or their carrier.


macrumors 68030
Aug 6, 2022
Sometimes trying to get the highest price will no result in great results.

I gave up and just trade mine into Apple when I get my new phone every year. I have always gotten the highest price with zero hassle. After some of the stories I have read, here . . . . well I pick no drama!
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