That’s why one of my personal rules is to always try and get rid of used/old stuff as quickly as possible, preferable before the item becomes too “obsolete” or no longer interesting to the market. It’s harder to sell something that only a few people want, than something that is still interesting and people would want to buy used if they can get a good deal on it.
However, I don’t like dealing with used cell phone sales privately. You never know what kind of person you’re going to deal with, and how about payment and shipping? It’s not always an option to get the post office to handle both shipping and payment, so you either have to send first and receive payment later, or get paid first and send later – it’s a matter of who’s willing to take the risk. The seller, who might not get his money after having shipped upfront? Or the buyer, who might not get his product after having paid upfront? Dealing face-to-face is usually the best way to go, but not always an option, as you’re seriously limiting how many potential buyers are in your area.
Unfortunately I’m not located in the US (but sometimes I wish I was, for lots of various reasons!), but if I were, I’d probably go with a site such as sellcell.com where you can sell your cell phone. They offer a service where you can search for the cell phone you are planning on selling, check the prices offered – and of course – sell your phone. Then it’s just a matter of waiting to get paid. I would feel this is a safer and more secure way of selling your phone, although you may not be able to get as high a price as if you sold it privately, it’s less hassle and more safe.
How do you prefer to sell your old cell phones or used gadgets? What kind of options are available in your part of the world in terms of shipping, escrow, payments etc.? And have you ever been cheated/scammed, either as seller or buyer? Leave a comment below!
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