How to sell old iPhones?

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How to sell old iPhones?

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I have a couple of old iPhones (7 plus and X max) I no longer use. What is the easiest way to sell them and still get a reasonably good price? I am not interested in becoming an eBay seller, or sell on Craigslist.

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swappa?

I think the convenance of a 3rd party service will cost you but probably worth it since you want something quick and easy
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If you're ok with a gift card, doing a trade-in at Amazon is easy (or it was the last time I tried a few years back). You won't get as good a deal as other options like Craigslist.
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Best buy will also buy phones (for a BB gift card)

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Buybackboss.com
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Gazelle.com. I’ve sold several to them.
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Swappa and Amazon Trade In (get a gift card)
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I just sold a 7 using UpTrade,
Transaction was simple, they pay the shipping, no surprises, and I had an echeck in about a week for $120
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I've used uSell, but Swappa seems to be popular.
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The 5S I use is offended by the characterization of a "bleeding edge" 7 as "old".
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EBay, Swappa, offerup, craigslist, mercari, letgo, fb marketplace. I used all of them to unload my garbage. It didn't matter where you sell it from. The market dictates the price. All have about the same price.

It takes 5 mins to set one up. Easy peasy.
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Stinky wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:01 pm Gazelle.com. I’ve sold several to them.
I too use Gazelle. Love them.
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Gazelle will be the lowest bid you can get on your electronics.

I never sell anything to a third party/company who makes money off me.
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Momus wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:25 pm Gazelle will be the lowest bid you can get on your electronics.

I never sell anything to a third party/company who makes money off me.
I’ve learned something new today. Thanks for bringing that up. Next time I’m doing this, I’ll look around a little bit more.
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Momus wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:25 pm Gazelle will be the lowest bid you can get on your electronics.

I never sell anything to a third party/company who makes money off me.
Thank you. It’s been a while since I sold one, but I’ll definitely look elsewhere next time.
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I've sold phones before to the guys in the little phone repair storefront or kiosk at the mall. They'll buy it or know who locally will. Might haggle on price, too, if you want to do that. Fast and easy cash transaction with no shipping, too.
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Since it has not already been posted here, you can also sell them back to Apple for a gift card for future purposes. Values aren't as high as Craigslist etc., but it's pretty safe.

https://www.apple.com/shop/trade-in

Good luck!
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hmw wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:45 pm I have a couple of old iPhones (7 plus and X max) I no longer use. What is the easiest way to sell them and still get a reasonably good price? I am not interested in becoming an eBay seller, or sell on Craigslist.

Thanks
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I sold my last phones to coworkers using my megacorp‘s buy/sell email list.

If I couldn’t do that, I’d probably just trade them in when I bought the new phone.
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how much you want for them and are they in good condition? Battery health? Screen scratches?
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Another vote for Gazelle.
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