With the new iPhone 6 on the way, many people are trying to sell their older iPhones so they can upgrade to this newest model. If you have been thinking, “I want to sell my iPhone to upgrade to the latest version”, you are in luck. There are all kinds of people who have even older versions than you do, and they would love to upgrade to the version you have. In fact, there is such a large market for used iPhones that you will find a number of different places where you can sell yours and make money. Here are some of the best places to sell your old iPhone.
Many carrier stores will give you trade-in options for the new iPhone 6. The great thing about this is that all of the major carriers, such as Verizon and AT&T, are competing for your business, and they all try to one up one another in order to do business with you. Obviously, their goal is to get you to sign up for a new contract, but you can negotiate to make sure that you get the better end of the deal. For instance, AT&T and Verizon have a minimum credit of $300 when you trade in your iPhone 5s, and a minimum of $200 for iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5c, as long as they are in good condition and working properly.
Sprint has a new plan for the iPhone 6, with a credit of a minimum of $200 when you trade in your old iPhone on the Sprint website. All you have to do is enter promo code “iPhone6”.
T-Mobile says it will beat any offer from other carriers and give the difference back to customers, as well as give $50 for finding and reporting the better deal. Go to the T-Mobile website to start the trade-in process.
Another way to make money by selling your old iPhone is to take it to one of the many retailers that buy these and other devices. Some of the stores that offer this service include:
Apple is partnered with Brightstar, a trade-in company, and they want to buy your old iPhone and give you an Apple Store gift card in exchange for it. You can use this card to upgrade to your next iPhone, or buy other Apple products. You can trade iPhone 4 or later, and you can get some pretty great deals. For example, if you sell your 64GB iPhone 5, you can get $310 depending on the condition.
This is new for GameStop, and they are now offering trade-ins for the iPhone 4 and later models. In-store credits are as high as $319, or you can get up to $255 cash. Other electronics-based stores that offer similar deals are Best Buy and Target.
You will get a minimum of $50 when you trade in a smartphone, and as much as $255 for a 64GB iPhone 5s in good condition. Staples has partnered with Verizon so Verizon customers can trade in their old iPhones and get a new two year agreement, which includes a Staples gift card valued at $200.
The Internet is a great place to sell your old iPhone, and there are many sites you can use. Some of the most popular are Sell My iPhone, Gazelle and eBay. Gazelle offers as much as $315 for an iPhone 5s in perfect condition. With eBay, you can choose an auction, or set your price with a “buy it now” option. Amazon lets you lock in your trade price for 30 days. Then, there is Craigslist, but you need to be wary as it involves meeting buyers in person. Always arrange for meetings to be in a well-lit, public area.