5 Best Places To Sell Your iPhone For The Most Money

May 15, 2019

5 Best Places To Sell Your iPhone For The Most Money

Selling your current or old iPhone can help you offset the cost when upgrading to the latest generation of iPhones. The latest models start at $749 and goes up from there. In this article we will list the 5 best places to sell your iPhone for the most money. 

Where Can I Sell My iPhone?

There are many places where you can sell your iPhone. You can sell it locally yourself, sell it online, sell it to your carrier, or selling it to an online cell phone buyback company. Check out the options below and see which one you might want to use. 

1. OCBuyBack

OCBuyBack is an iPhone buyback company which buys iPhones and other gadgets directly through their website. They are located in Orange County, California. You can ship your iPhone to them free of charge. They cover all the shipping costs and will even send you out a shipping kit. They also have a local drop off option at their shop in Brea if you are near the area. If you would like to get a quote visit their website and enter your iPhone info and you will receive an offer in seconds.  They offer 2 payment methods; PayPal or a mailed check. Cash option is available for local drop offs. Once they receive and inspect the iPhone your payment will be issued within 24hrs. Trustpilot ranks OCBuyBack a 9/10.

2. Swappa

Swappa is a user to user platform which allows users to list their iPhone for sale and reach potential buyers. Your item will typically sell within a few days if you are pricing it according to their recently sold comps. The sellers do not pay any fees to sell on Swappa as they collect the fee from the buyer. You must have a PayPal account to sell on their platform. If you have an established PayPal account you will receive your money immediately into your account. 

3. Gazelle

Gazelle is an online buyback company which buys iPhones through their website.  They work similar to OCBuyBack in which you go on their site, select your iPhone model and condition and you will receive an instant offer. They also provide free shipping. Gazelle offers 3 payment methods; PayPal, mailed check, or an Amazon e-gift card. Once the company receives and inspects the iPhone your payment will be issued within 72hrs. 

4. Craigslist

Craigslist is another option where you can sell your iPhone. Their are no fees involved with listing or selling on their site. Its completely free to sell your iPhone on Craigslist. There are some downsides such as making time to meet a potential buyer. You will also encounter a lot of "low ballers" who will make offers that are much lower than your asking price.  There are a lot of scammers on craigslist so just make sure your are meeting at a public and safe location when meeting the buyer. 

5. eBay

eBay is a buy and sell website which allows users and businesses to sell their iPhone. Similar to Swappa, you can list your iPhone for sale and see what your iPhone has recently sold for. eBay does charge a 10% fee to sell on their website. You also have to have a PayPal account in order to receive your payment. When selling your iPhone on eBay make sure you are selling to highly rated buyers as there are a lot of scammers who target iPhones due to their high value. You can potentially get the highest price for your iPhone on eBay due to their strong customer base. 

3 Quick Tips To Getting The Most Money For Your iPhone

1.  Keep it in great condition. Protecting your iPhone with a strong case and screen protector will keep you iPhone safe and in great condition. Great condition iPhones typically sell for the most money and sell quicker as well. 

2. Do your research. There are plenty of options to sell your iPhone so make sure you take some time and look over all the options before deciding on who to go with. Pick the option that you would prefer, whether that is selling it fast to a iPhone buyback company like OCBuyBack  or waiting a few days for it to sell on sites like eBay or Craigslist. 

3. Sell it ASAP. Your iPhone value will continuously drop as we get closer to the release of the next generation of iPhones. If you have an iPhone you are not using, sell it right away so you can get the most money possible.