I’d like to think I’m the master at selling old smartphones on eBay, Craigslist, and other gadget buy-back sites. It doesn’t take me very long to research all the sites, list my items, haggle with riff-raff, pack-up and ship my devices in exchange for the maximum available.
For many, getting rid of an old smartphone to make way for the latest and greatest can be a hassle. For folks
without any patience looking for a more convenient way to upgrade their old iPhone, Apple does offer a simple program where you can take your iPhone to the nearest Apple Store (or go online) and hand it over in exchange for credit towards the purchase of a new one.
Word on the street is that Apple has just cut the maximum iPhone trade-in value you can get by $45 bucks, bringing the total down to $225. I’m assuming there are a ton of people who are looking to use this method in anticipation for the upcoming ‘new hotness’ iPhone 6 that should drop between late-late summer and early fall. Just be aware that you are trading cash for convenience, for I’m sure you can get way more money for your ‘old and busted’ if you take the extra time and to sell your device on your own.
Here’s an ‘oldie but goodie’ post I wrote on Babble to jumpstart your research.
I know you have some tips & tricks on selling old gadgets. Be sure to drop a line in the comments section.