How To Disable ‘Find My iPhone’ Before You Sell

The ‘Find My iPhone’ feature is great for Apple products because it allows you to prevent a thief from activating your device. This makes stolen iPhones useless. However, if you are selling your iPhone, you must disable the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature before you transfer the device to the new owner. iPhones and iPads with Find My iPhone enabled can not be activated by someone else unless the feature is turned off. Even if you [Read more…]

Ebay Valet Selling Service

Ebay has a selling service for members, where you can use a valet to sell your used mobile devices. The service is supposed to make it easier for you to sell your used cell phones and tablets. Valets research listings for items like yours on eBay and are considered professional Ebay sellers. They look at items that have sold within the last 90 days. Based on this research, valets determine how to best list your items, including how to price them. Items are given multiple chances to sell on eBay for up to 2 weeks. When items are relisted, Valets reduce the price to increase the chances of selling. This sounds very similar to the “Sell It on Ebay” brick and mortar stores you see around town or in the movie The 40 Year Old Virgin. However, this is the Ebay branded version. [Read more…]

How To Clear Your Data From Your Mobile Windows Device (Phones and Tablets)

Before selling your phone, make sure you delete all of your personal and private data from your Windows operating system device. Lets be honest, we all have some pictures saved on our phones that should have been sent and already erased with SnapChat. And the last thing you want is for the buyer of your cell phone to have access to your social media accounts. Therefore, I highly recommend that you [Read more…]

Five Reasons To Sell Your Mobile Device to Gazelle

Yes, I know, I sound like a hypocrite because I sell most of my phones on Ebay and Craigslist. However, I do believe that Gazelle is the best option for some people. First, lets look at what Gazelle is. As an electronics buyback company, you can go on Gazelle’s website, select the type of phone you want to sell and they will make you an instant offer. If you agree to the offer, they will send you a paid postage box to ship your phone to them in. Then they send you the cash via PayPal or check. You can do this for both cell phones, tablets, and many other electronic devices. What they don’t tell you is that they will then resell your mobile device for a profit. Mostly they resell devices through sites like eBay or Overstock.com, or through wholesalers.

The way I see it, Gazelle is [Read more…]

Find Your Smartphone’s Fair Market Price With Swappa

It can be a bit difficult figuring out how much money your used mobile device is worth. There are many variables that affect the value, such as technology advances, the law of supply and demand, as well as the device’s perceived condition. That is why it doesn’t hurt to use a few tools to determine the top dollar that you can sell your cell phone or tablet for.

The challenge is to to sell your phone or tablet for as much money as you can, while the buyer is trying to get the best deal they can. In previous articles, I have reviewed tools provided by Movaluate and Ebay to determine your device’s market value. Now, there is a third tool that is useful and you can find it on [Read more…]

Avoid Ebay Scams

After many years of using Ebay, I’ve experienced or witnessed friends fall victim to the occasional chargeback, fake bidder, and fraud attempts. If you are buying and selling mobile devices on Ebay, you are at risk of being scammed. Cell phones and tablets are valuable and as a result there are people out there that will try to rip you off. As a buyer, remember… If it is seems too good to be true, it probably is. Use your best judgement and always [Read more…]

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…]

Are You Eligible For A Phone Upgrade From Your Wireless Provider? Sell it!

Most wireless subscribers are due for a discounted cell phone upgrade once every two years. However, not everyone has the desire to upgrade their cellular device. Some consumers are perfectly fine with the older model device that they own and don’t need all of the latest bells and whistles that the newer cell phones offer. For example, I have [Read more…]

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…]

Search Ebay’s Ended Auctions To Determine Your Phone’s Value

When selling a used cell phone or tablet, it is important to know the fair value price of your device. This simply means that you want to determine what your device is worth on the buyers market and how much cash someone is willing to give you in exchange.

Buying and selling used cell phones is almost like a game. As a seller, you want to sell your mobile device for as much cash as you can. And on the other side of the transaction, the buyer wants to buy your mobile device for as little as possible. In order for a deal to be completed, both sides will have to meet somewhere in the middle.

In many of my other articles, I have recommended [Read more…]

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