The Best Way To Sell Your iPhone Online

January 03, 2019

The Best Way To Sell Your iPhone Online

How to get to most cash for your used cell phone

The closer we get to a new iPhone model release, the less money your old phone will be worth. It is said that the current iPhone will drop by $100 when the new model is released. The older cell phone models can drop by 10-20 percent. If you want the most trade in value then don’t wait to sell your old phone.

There are many ways to sell your used iPhone, sure you can list your phone on Craigslist or eBay but you will have to wait until it sells, pay fees, pay shipping costs and deal with possible scammers and flakes or you can sell your phone by using a service. is a third party buy back company that makes it easy to sell your device by using 3 easy steps. All the price comparisons are done for you so you can rest assure you are getting the highest price for your device and save time too. This is by far the easiest, fastest and safest way to sell your iPhone online. Before I go into detail on the 3 step process here are some important steps to take before selling your phone.

Prepping Your Device Before Selling

*Backup all your important data

*Turn off “find my iPhone”

*Log out of Apple ID

*Reset all settings and sign out of all apps

*Remove your SIM card*Wipe it clean with a soft cloth and remove from case. Headphones and accessories are not required for cell phones.

Step 1: Select your device

Go to, click on “Get Your Cash”, then select the device you want to sell. You will need to know the Model, Carrier, Gigabyte, and condition (I will explain the conditions below). Once you have selected your phone details then you will get an offer. Click on “Sell Now

Step 2: Select how you want to ship

For this section we have 3 options;

Prepaid Label: Print out a free shipping label and use your own box to ship

Shipping Kit: Get a free shipping box kit with label sent to you (slowest turnaround process)

Local Drop Off: Drop off your phone to our local drop off center located in Brea, CA.

Step 3: Select how you want to get paid

You may select from 3 options

Paypal: Immediate cash in your account issued on the same business day that your phone is received (3% PayPal processing fee applies).

Check: A check will be issued and sent out via USPS mail on the same business day the phone is received. Delivery usually takes between 2-5 business days.

Cash: This option is only available for local drop off

Device Condition

You will get the most cash if your phone is in mint condition but you will still do well if it’s in good condition. Most used cell phones fall under the “good” condition category, if you are unsure of the condition of your phone this is a good place to start. As long as your cell phone does not have a cracked screen or back, all buttons, mics, and speakers are working well, the phone holds its charge and turns on, your phone will be considered “good” condition.

Like New:

Your item is in Like New condition if it is in 100% perfect condition like new out of the box, no scratches or scuffs. Battery health must show above 90% for iPhones under Battery Health in the settings

Good Condition:

Good condition is the most common device condition. Average wear & tear consistent with normal use but 100% fully functional. No water damage.

What if your iPhone is damaged?

Don’t worry you can still sell a damaged iPhone. If it has a cracked or broken screen don’t bother to repair before selling it’s not worth it, plus cheap parts can ruin your phone.

Minor Damage

Minor damage is one of any of the following: cracked screen with touch response and no dark spots or dead pixels, cracked camera, bad button, or bad headphone jack. If your items have more than one these issues it will be considered as damaged. Any items with water damage will be considered DAMAGED even if functioning.


Any device that is damaged with more than one issue from the minor damage category, water damage, bent and/or dented housing, cracked LCD with no display.

Order Tracking

You are in control! You are given a tracking number and receive email updates on every step of the process. You may call, text or email with any questions you may have. Don’t worry your device is in good hands, OCBuyBack ensures every device is thoroughly tested using PhoneCheck and payment is issued immediately thereafter.

Who is OCBuyBack?

OCBuyBack is a buy back company providing a service to sell your used or broken iPhone for the highest payout. Based out of Brea, CA with over 6 years experience in buybacks. They started locally and have recently launched to be able to offer high payouts to everyone in the U.S.A.

5 Star Reviews

OCBuyBack has great reviews on Google and Trustpilot. Here are some of the things customers are saying about OCBuyBack:

They provided a very competitive price on my iPhone 10. Customer service was superb. I will definitely use them again.”- Lake Elsinore, CA

This was the easiest transaction I ever had selling my phone. In a matter of 4 days I had a check in my hand and for more than anyone else offered. I would recommend OC BuyBack to anyone trying to sell their phone.” - Boca Raton, Florida.

“Awesome service. There aren’t any words that can describe how honest and helpful the owner is. I looked all over the place and went to a few, this place is by far the best service I could ever ask for. You won’t be disappointed coming here. They’re awesome and fast as well.” -Huntington Beach, CA

Using a service like OCBuyBack is the best way to sell your iPhone online. No hassles, no meeting up with strangers just 3 easy steps to turn your old phone into cash. Simply select your device, Choose to ship for free or drop it off locally and then get cash in your pocket. No need to call around for the highest quote, OCBuyBack does that for you. It can’t get better than that! 

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