When it’s time to upgrade to a new iPhone, what do you do with the old one? Throw it in a random drawer to be forgotten about? Instead, you can get a little cash back for your old iPhone at one of these 11 places.
eBay is probably one of the first places many consider to sell electronics. Selling on eBay isn’t always simple; however, it can likely get you the most money. When listing your item, determine your asking price by looking at other iPhones listed that are the same model and condition as yours. You also need to decide how much to charge for shipping, or if you’re willing to absorb that cost. Beware of low-rated buyers and potential scammers, and keep in mind that eBay charges a selling fee.
Craigslist is another popular site for sellers. When comparing Craigslist to eBay, the upside is that there are no selling fees. The downside is that there are no shipping or payment options through Craigslist; you will likely have to meet the buyer in person and accept cash or check. Be sure to meet buyers in a public place as a safety precaution.
Selling on Facebook Marketplace is similar to selling on Craigslist. However, it is much easier to connect with local buyers on Facebook Marketplace. Again, there are no shipping or payment options through Facebook Marketplace, so be smart about your meeting place and the payment you accept.
When selling your iPhone on Amazon, you have two options: selling through Amazon’s trade-in program, or selling as an individual seller. With Amazon’s trade-in program, submit the details of your phone to find out what Amazon will pay you for it. Amazon will pay you with an Amazon gift card rather than cash. When selling your iPhone on Amazon as an individual seller, you have the opportunity to earn cash (and probably more than through the trade-in program), but you are responsible for selling fees and shipping.
Walmart also has a trade-in program for electronics. Visit Walmart’s exchange program website, answer some questions about your phone and get a quote. Walmart will provide you with a free shipping label to ship your iPhone, and once it’s received you’ll get a Walmart gift card via e-mail. No, it’s not cash, but this could be a valuable payout for those who shop at Walmart often.
6. Best Buy
Best Buy’s trade-in program also gives you store credit rather than cash. Bring your iPhone into a Best Buy store near you, and an employee will determine what your phone is worth. You can also go online and choose the condition your iPhone is in, get a quote and mail in your phone for an e-gift card.
You can sell your old iPhone directly back to Apple for a store credit via email. Get a quote online and then mail your phone in, or bring it directly into an Apple store for a more accurate quote. Tip: If possible, trade in your old iPhone before buying a new one, and use your credit to shave some money off of your new phone purchase.
GameStop does not have an online option to trade in your phone. You must visit the store and let an employee asses your iPhone to give you a quote. Once the employee determines a price, you can get paid on the spot in cash or store credit. The store credit offer is typically higher than the cash offer.
Decluttr is a great way to get rid of your phone fast and get straight up cash. Visit the website, click the “Sell My Cell Phone” tab, then follow the prompts to enter your phone details. Decluttr will give you a free shipping label to send in your phone, and send you cash the next day via direct deposit, check or PayPal. Decluttr also accepts broken phones!
Gazelle works exactly like Decluttr, but offers payment in check, PayPal or Amazon e-gift card. Like Decluttr, Gazelle also accepts damaged phones.
uSell will get your phone in front of professional, trusted buyers and show you the best offers. Once you accept an offer, ship your phone to uSell for free so they can make sure your phone is worth what the buyer offered to pay. Once the buyer receives your phone, you will receive payment via PayPal or check within five business days.