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Where Can I Sell an iPhone? 5 Tips for Phone Reselling


How popular is the iPhone? Very. In the fourth quarter of 2018 alone, more than 46 million units were sold.

Like all smartphones, however, they're also expensive, which is why many people choose to sell their old models for extra money.

Are you thinking of doing that? Have you been Googling, “where can I sell an iPhone”? If so, you’re on the right page.

We’ll be going over some of the best options below. Keep reading to learn more!

1. Trade It Into Apple 

You can trade in your device for credit toward your next purchase through the Apple Trade In program. All you have to do is go to their website, select your model, answer some questions and it’ll give you an estimate.

The amount will be given to you either as a gift card (if you choose to mail in your phone) or as immediate credit (if you're at a local store).

2. Sell On Craigslist 

Selling on Craigslist will likely net you the most profit. Anyone can post their own ad by clicking on the “post to classified” links on the upper left-hand side of the screen.

Just be careful of scams. Always deal locally and accept cash only. We also recommend meeting your buyer in a well-lit public space such as a mall; some police departments also offer an area for local Craigslist transactions.

3. Sell On eBay

Selling on eBay requires a bit more work—you have to list the item, ship it, and pay a small sales fee (approx. 9%). However, it does offer purchase protection, which makes it a better place to sell than Craigslist.

The only thing is that customer service tends to side with the buyer in the case of a dispute. For this reason, it’s highly recommended that you document everything including your iPhone’s IMEI number before mailing off the item.

4. Sell to a Buy-Back Site

Looking for something more convenient? There's always the option of selling to an online retailer that offers buy-back services. For example, there’s Decluttr, BuybackBoss, and GadgetGone, all of which will offer you a price based on the model and condition of your phone.

Some sites such as Swappa will even let you set your own asking price.

5. Sell on Facebook Marketplace 

One benefit of selling on Facebook Marketplace is that you can check the profiles of your interested buyers. Not only that, but you can control where your listing will be seen.

Did we also mention that it’s free? You just need a Facebook account. And don’t worry—people won’t be able to see your address unless you choose to include it in the description (we highly recommend that you don’t).

Where Can I Sell An iPhone? - Answered

Now you know the answer to, “where can I sell an iPhone?" As you can see, there are multiple options. At the end of the day, you want to go with what you feel most comfortable with.

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