Where to sell an iPhone plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ipadboi, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. Ipadboi macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPhone plus that I want to sell but don't want to deal with ebay or Craigslist. Any ideas
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Swappa, amazon, people that you know and many other places online.
     
  3. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Facebook?

    CL isn't that bad if you realize that most scammers and theives are fairly easy to weed out.

    1) face to face only
    2) cash only
    3) inside bank lobby
     
  4. TechnicallyTee macrumors 65816

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    Im an avid phone person who sells and swaps phones, where I mostly see is Craigslist but if not then I head to Swappa. Getting ready to sell my OnePlus One up there now..
     
  5. Traverse macrumors 603

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    That's a good one, I never thought of that!
     
  6. patricem macrumors 6502

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  7. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    Swappa is ok but I get more on Craigslist. Just be safe when you do the sale.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This. Although I would still recommend CL.
     
  9. Cool Pup, Oct 15, 2014
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    Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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    Craigslist is an okay option, but with extremely hot tech devices you'll get run over with scammers. I tried to list mine on there and got met with like five scammers, and only one legitimate buyer who never contacted me back. I just put it on eBay and called it a day. The fees suck, but it saves me the hassle and time.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree. The thing with eBay is there's tons of scammers trying to buy your phone and then file a dispute with PayPal or their credit card. The box was empty. The phone doesn't work. They will try to return you an empty box, or waste your time and never pay for the auction and tons of other scams.
    The cl thing is you will get lots of folks that will waste your time, never show up for the deal, show up with less money, show up with a gun trying to rob you etc...
    What worked for me nice and easy this time was Amazon sales and also swappa listings.
    Smooth with no hassles.
     
  11. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    Agree with swappa.

    You can get scammed on swappa as well. Someone tried to scam me... And have an long and tedious process with lots of follow ups... PayPal sided with me, the seller. Rare.

    Anyway. Swappa is great and it is less known than eBay, so more serious buyers in my experience.
     
  12. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    With swappa, the buyer still has 45 days to file a claim with PayPal so it's not that much better than eBay. The only benefit to swappa is they charge only $10 to sell it plus PayPal fees of course. When I listed a couple of iPhones on swappa before, I kept getting lowballed. I got sick of it and just sold it on cl for what I wanted.
     
  13. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Are you not still within a the return period to take it back to Apple/etc?
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    If you want to avoid eBay, then I recommend swappa, though I think eBay may give you the most bang for your buck, especially with such a high demand product.
     
  15. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I've used Swappa and happy with their service. Buyer pays the listing.
     
  16. N2PVP macrumors member

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    Go to NYC Times Square with a sign around your neck. :cool:
     
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  18. maflynn Moderator

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    [MOD NOTE]
    Just a reminder, that buying/selling outside the marketplace forum is not permitted. Access to the Marketplace forum is allowed after being a member for 6 months and having 250 posts.

    Please review the Marketplace rules.

     
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  20. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Why are you selling it?
     
  21. furbzv1 macrumors 6502a

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    i rarely sell stuff in eBay but when i do it takes 3 weeks before i get my money and then all the fees.

    I might try swappa myself later on next month
     
  22. didiee macrumors 6502

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    ebay is horrible
    paypal is even worse

    they constantly use the word "protection" to bully people.
    i've had fund held for extensive period of time and require to provide everything under the sun, short of my birth certificate, to get my money.

    I think part of it, buyer will charge back to the credit card. Credit card company charge back to paypal. paypal then get you.

    I listed my phone on CL around nyc/nj market. no taker. Wondering just too many people are selling or i just suck at marketing. :eek::eek::mad::mad:
     

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