Selling Your Phone Online? Compare The Fees From Ebay, Amazon, Swappa, and Glyde

If you are going to sell your cell phone or tablet online, you can get the most money from auction and fixed-price marketplaces. Websites such as Ebay, Amazon, Swappa, and Glyde can connect you with interested buyers for your mobile device. However, all of these websites charge a fee to use their services, which should be considered when choosing which website to sell your device with. I’ll compare the fees for the top mobile marketplaces; please keep in mind this is a comparison for [Read more…]

How I Sold My Girlfriend’s Water Damaged iPhone 4 On eBay

My girlfriend recently found an older iPhone 4 in her night table from a few years ago. A while back she had dropped it in the toilet (I don’t understand why girls frequently drop their phones in the toilet?). She was up for an upgrade so she didn’t have to use her insurance to get a replacement. Her phone was water damaged; however it was still functioning. After she had dried it out, the phone would turn on but the screen’s colors were washed out.

Fast forward to a week ago. The phone was still sitting in our bedroom because she never realized that she could sell a broken cell phone. I decided that the phone has been collecting enough dust and it was time to earn a little bit of extra cash. The iPhone 4 is now very outdated. It is a white Apple iPhone 4 16 GB for AT&T. She still has the original Apple box and charger, however the Apple earphones are long gone.

I am writing this article as a guide for anyone that has an older cell phone or tablet and wants to sell it for extra cash. If you’ve been following my blog, you already know you can sell your used cell phones, but you may not have known that you can also sell your used devices that are broken.

When selling a used mobile device, broken or working, the three factors I consider [Read more…]

Sell Your Cell Phone For Extra Cash To Buy Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a stressful and hectic time, and shopping for gifts can be very expensive. It can be difficult to save money while you are doing it. If you are stressed about finding the money to get your shopping done, you may want to follow these tips to make Christmas shopping easier for you this year. With careful planning, you will be able to stick to your budget and get your shopping done with relative ease. If you need extra money, you can sell your used cell phone if you have an old one lying around.

The best way to save money if you are shopping online is to use [Read more…]

Top 5 Websites To Trade In Your Used iPad

Earlier in October, Apple deputed their new iPad lineup as they introduced the iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina Display. The second generation iPad Mini features a 7.9 inch Retina display with a resolution of 2048×1536, a 64-bit A7 processor, M7 motion co-processor, and an upgraded 5-megapixel rear iSight camera. Apple also updated their flagship iPad with the iPad Air which includes many of the same features as the iPad Mini except it has a larger screen size and is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth-generation iPad.

Sell Your Old iPad and Upgrade

The Ipad Air is set to be available for purchase in stores on November 1st, and the iPad Mini later in November. Like the iPhone, as the launch date for a new iPad gets closer, the value of older iPads will begin to depreciate rather quickly. If you are planning to upgrade to a new iPad and want to get the most value from your old device, sell it sooner than later. Those trading in their iPad Mini 16GB Wifi may be able to upgrade to the new iPad mini for about [Read more…]

How To Fix Your Cell Phone If It Gets Wet

I’ve noticed that many of the used cell phones that I’ve sold on Craigslist are bought by people who broke their phone when they accidentally dropped their phone in some form of liquid. Many buyers are in the emergency-I-need-a-phone-ASAP mode and are more likely to pay top dollar for a used phone. I’ve made the most money from people who can’t survive without their iPhone and need a replacement the same day they broke their original phone.

Many people who have submerged their phones in water or any other type of liquid don’t know what to do. Their first instinct is to dry it off with a paper towel and try to turn it on to see if it works. For most people it won’t turn on at all or will turn on for about a second and then immediately shut off. This is the worst thing you can do if your phone gets wet, and I hope you have found and read this article before you do that. If this hasn’t ever happened to you, do yourself a favor and bookmark this page.

Meanwhile, there are other people who have heard a few rumors that putting your phone in a bowl of rice will fix the phone. Although your chances are better if you do this, there is a better alternative that [Read more…]

Amazon Trade-In Program Full Review

Just like several other online buyback programs, Amazon allows consumers to trade-in their electronics. A few months ago I reviewed my experience with Gazelle.com, and I figured it was time to test one of their competitors. Amazon offers the same service, you select the phone you want to trade in, Amazon shows you an offer, if you like the offer then you mail them your device.

For my Gazelle experiment, I tested their service with my girlfriend’s old iPhone 4. I didn’t have any extra used iPhones around to use for Amazon so I decided to trade in an iPad 2. I received the iPad a few years ago as a gift but I barely use it. I could see myself using it often if I flew frequently, however I rarely fly when traveling. I use my Macbook Pro at home and my iPhone on the go.

Amazon allows you to trade in all sorts of electronic devices. To begin, go to [Read more…]

Top 5 Websites To Trade In Your Used iPhone

Yesterday was a big day for Apple, the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s went on sale at retail and online stores around most of the world. Every Apple store had long lines of customers hoping to get their hands on Apple’s newest product in the mobile phone arena. The line at Apple’s 5th Avenue NYC flagship store was 1,417 people long yesterday morning, according to Apple analyst Gene Munster, which is 83 percent longer than the iPhone 5 line at the same time. Apple’s new features including an improved camera, finger print security, and faster processing speeds has been the most anticipated iPhone to-date. Check out our favorite features of the new iPhone.

In the next few weeks, consumers will continue to flood Apple stores to buy the new iPhone, many of which will no longer have have use for their previous iPhone. Many people will sell their older iPhones on Craigslist and eBay, however a majority will trade-in their used phone for cash to an online website. Sure, trading in used technology isn’t as lucrative as selling it on eBay or Craigslist, but it’s a lot less of a hassle.

I am going to compare the top five websites that offer buyback deals to see which websites offer the most money. Since you may be upgrading from last year’s iPhone or an iPhone from several years ago, I will show you [Read more…]

The Complete Guide to Selling Your Used Cell Phone

Upgrading Your Cell Phone

Most consumers in the US upgrade to a new cell phone once every year two years. Although most of us don’t need and won’t use the latest in mobile technology, a majority of subscribers will purchase the newest iPhone or Google phone as soon as they are eligible for an upgrade from their mobile service provider.

When your contract is up (usually 2 years), you are eligible for “upgrade pricing” on a new phone. Upgrade pricing is the price that is shown when you look at the mobile service provider’s web site and the price is in big letters. The price of the new phone will vary from “Free” to over $200, depending on what phone you choose to get. If you upgrade your phone, you will be required to sign a new contract to get that pricing (generally 2 years).

The reason for the contract is that the phone company is paying part (or all, in the case of a “Free” phone) of the price of the phone in exchange for “locking” you into your current plan for the next 2 years. Part of every bill you are paying goes to that cost of the phone. If you are using your phone “out of contract” the phone companies LOVE it, because [Read more…]

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