How to make a brand new phone cheaper? Sell your old.
With almost all wireless operators now using device payment plans, you may not have as many old phones in a box, but most embedded sites now accept tablets, fitness trackers, and smartwatches.
To help with the cost of upgrading to the latest and best technology, take advantage of sites that will offer you cold hard money in exchange for your electronics. The prices offered are usually a little lower than you can directly sell the unit to Swappa or Craigslist, but you do not have to deal with the inconvenience of negotiating a price, paying for shipping or fees like some service charges.
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Payment Method: Amazon Gift Card
Turnaround Time: Two business days after Amazon has received the item
Amazon's submission site works much like its retail section. You are searching for an item, enter the required details (storage, screen size, etc.) and then select the device state. Amazon will then make an offer, and if you accept it, send a shipping label for the item.
When you submitted the item Amazon will inspect it to make sure that the item is in accordance with your original description. If everything checks out, your Amazon account will be credited with an Amazon gift card for the offer amount. If the item is in better condition than you've described, Amazon promises to pay you more.
Your gift card is usually available within two business days after Amazon has received the shipment.
The disadvantage? Your money is locked to your Amazon account.
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Payment Method : Gift Card for the Apple Store
Turnaround time : Immediately if purchased from an Apple Store. Two to three weeks if it's done online
Apple will take care of devices from a wide variety of businesses, not just their own. You can either enter an Apple Store or use Apple's online service. Currently, Apple accepts phones, tablets, computers, clocks and "other" devices. If the company does not have a purchase offer for your device, ask if you want to recycle it for free. Visit the website or an Apple store to begin the submission process.
Using Apple to shop in old devices and making some money is meaningful if you want to stay in Apple's ecosystem, or if you make the jump from Android. However, you can not use Apple Store gift cards to purchase a Samsung device, for example.
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Best Buy Submission
Payment Method : Best Buy Gift Card
Turntable : 10 working days
Get a quote from Best Buy's as easy as choosing a product category, manufacturer, model and condition. Once you have completed the questionnaire, the tool calculates the value of the object. The offer amount, if you choose to accept it, will only be awarded as a Best Buy gift card.
You can either send the item to Best Buy with a prepaid label or find a local store that accepts in-store logins.
Best Buy shipment time for shipment is slower than other services, but the company accepts almost all types of electronic equipment it sells. You can purchase video games and an iPhone ($ 1,152 at Amazon Marketplace) at the same time, for example. And if you do it in the store you will get a Best Buy gift card without waiting.
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Payment Method : PayPal or Check
Turnaround : One Week After Receiving the Device
Unlike previous services, Nextworth Paying you through your choice of PayPal or a check.
The process means that you answer any questions about the phone, tablet or smartwatch you want to shop. Nextworth will offer you an offer and, if you accept, you will ship a prepaid shipping ticket.
When Nextworth receives your device, it will verify that the specified condition is correct and, if there is a difference, you get the chance to request the device back or accept the revised offer.
eBay Next Instant Selling eBay Instant Selling eBay Instant Voucher
Revenue Time : Same Day
eBay Instant Selling Platform monitors eBay- phone lists, and if a device is in good condition, it will offer to immediately buy the phone and give the seller an eBay Instant Voucher. It is marketing talk for an ebay gift card.
The seller (s) then sends the device to a company that works with eBay, where it will be inspected and verified that the device is as described.
If there is a difference, your eBay payment method will be charged to the difference.
Of course, the disadvantage here is that you have to spend the gift card on eBay instead of another service.
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It's a good idea to shop and check which service will offer you the most money for your device. That's where Flipsy comes in.
Flipsy does not accept logins themselves, but instead catures the other services that do and provide you with a list of services and the amount that everyone offers for your device.
You can quickly review the list and choose the service or website that offers the most for your device.
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Originally published February 29, 2012.
Update, November 16, 2018: Updated with new and current information.
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