Over the last few years, there has been a huge boom in the number of people who need to sell their old cell phones. They are typically looking for cash for their old phones. Nowadays, it is not hard to find places where you can lease or sell your cell phone online. There are many different ways that you can go about selling your phone online and many different outlets that you can use to sell your phone.
If you have decided to try one of these sites then this blog is a helpful reference as it details seven important facts that should be considered before selling your cell phone online. Sparknotes are provided for each item so that you can focus on the topic that interests you the most.
1. Start with an honest evaluation of your phone.
Before you begin the selling process, you need to conduct an honest evaluation of your old phone. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is underestimating the value of their phone. If you have a smartphone that is in good working condition and it has a reasonable amount of storage space and working apps, then it is worth more than you think. Another thing to do before selling your phone is a factory reset. This will clear out any personal information and allow you to sell it at full price.
2. If selling your phone is a long term option, then you should consider selling the data.
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when selling their phones is that they sell everything in one fell swoop. It is just as important to get rid of the old phone as it is to sell it. If this is something that you are planning on doing, I highly recommend getting a free app on your smartphone called ‘Get Out of Jail’ Free’.
This allows you to remove all personal information regarding your cell phone and sell it so that you can only store information on the phone itself. There are also other apps that help you get rid of all the data from your phone so that it does not show up in any online listing.
3. Listen to music on your phone.
One thing that you need to be aware of is the fact that selling a used cell phone can take extra time and if you have nothing else to do, there are some really compelling apps out there that allow you to listen to music on your old phone. You will have access to thousands of songs and audio books without paying a dime.
You can also use this feature while traveling or just to fill up some spare time so that you do not lose too much money on the old phone. This is a great way for people who are selling their phones for cash on the Internet because it leaves them more money in pocket than they would lose on storing it for free.
4. If you sell your phone on Edmunds.com, then make sure to check how it was sold before you got into the selling process.
One of the things that you need to look into when selling your phone on th edmunds.com is how it was sold to buyers. After an auction the buyer receives a message that reads “Pre-Unlocked”. This does not mean anything about the coin in a way, but it does mean that this person could be using one of many different CD phone sim cards inside their new cell phone from day one.
It is also a good idea to look at the date that the phone was sold. You will want to make sure that this date is in the past because you do not want to be caught off guard and get scammed like many people often are.
5. Make sure that you are ready before you place your listing online for online cell phone selling.
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when searching for a place to sell their old phones is that they have not thought this through ahead of time. Think about your budget and what you are trying to accomplish before you place a listing online or call a big box store. You should be prepared to answer questions from buyers who will ask about making payments and paying for shipping.
Many people think that they can wait to ship the phone after payment has been made, but this is not always the case. Be sure that you have an agreement with the buyer or provide them with your shipping address so that they can send you a check in advance if possible.
6. Look around before you place a full listing online.
What I am trying to say here is that you should not place your entire inventory online all at once. It is a great idea to list several old phones on your auction site along with some accessories like chargers and headphones. One of the best things about selling phones on line is that it allows you to get rid of many unwanted items as well as gather an additional income for yourself in the process.
7. If you are a seller, then be honest with your buyers.
In the past, some sellers have tried to pass off used phones as new and others have tried to say that they were unlocked when they were not. If you are a seller then it is very important that you do not offer conflicting information about your phone. This will only get you into trouble later on down the line.