How To Build A Website For Your Used Cell Phone Business

In a previous article, wrote a guide on how to make a living buying and selling used cell phones. Yes, it is possible to earn a full-time salary from flipping phones. If you’re less ambitious, you can still earn some side income from flipping used cell phones.

You can find great deals to buy and sell phones on Ebay, Craigslist, and Swappa. These three sources will create the best arbitrage opportunities for your business. However, at some point you may want to open up to new markets and increase your sales.

Many businesses already do this. For example, look at some of the top online buyback websites such as Gazelle, Technollo, and BuybackWorld. These businesses are setup to offer consumers cash for their used cell phones. The consumer mails in their phone, and the business sends them a check after they inspect it.

Building a website allows you to expand your brand and gain trust as well as online recognition. Even if you are still conducting most of your business on eBay and Craigslist, by labeling your ads with your brand name and a website, consumers are more likely to trust you. Lets face it, a stranger on Craigslist will be more comfortable selling you their cell phone and meeting up with you if you have a website explaining who you are and your services. This guide is meant 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 The iPhone 4 is now very outdated.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…]

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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