5 Tips to Sell Your Phone

Are you hoping to maximize what you get from selling your phone? With these top tips from the Gizmogo team, you’ll get the very best sale possible, so keep reading.


5 Tips to Sell Your Phone

People are always tempted to upgrade as each new generation of phone comes out. Especially iPhones, which have made an annual upgrade an expectation. While many people want the latest generation, models a gen or two behind will always sell well, too. Frugal people like to buy them at less than retail price, so the secondhand market is strong. Even older gens can sell well if you know what to do. Here’s our tips.

Tip #1 – Get Everything Together

If you’re the type of person who’s carefully kept everything that came with the phone, you’re going to laugh all the way to the bank. The more of the accessories you have, especially if you have the box, too, the better the price you will get. It will also be easier to handle, package, and ship with these goodies included.If you don’t have them on hand, it’s not the end of the world, but you may have to take a small hit on price.

Tip #2 – Unlock if possible

It’s not always going to be possible to unlock your phone to sell it. If you have an unlocked phone, however, or can get the carrier to unlock it, so much the better. This means the buyer doesn’t need to have a number on the same network. This widens the pool of customers and makes a sale much, much easier. Again, it’s not a deal breaker if you can’t, but it can vastly improve the resale value if it is.

Tip #3 – Choose a way to sell

If you absolutely want to hold out for top dollar, you may have to wait for the right buyer to come along. Using marketplaces, you can probably sell a recent gen phone very easily. However, you might get frustrated with lowballers, who are prominent on these sites. It will also need a lot of interaction, and time wasters aren’t unheard of. A site like eBay could work too, but again- you will have extra shipping costs, Ebay fees or marketing costs, and similar cost. It can get annoying dealing with the people on the site. You can also trade-in at a variety of places. Some places will give you a little more in-store credit than cash, if you want to buy from them. Gizmogo is always happy to help you sell your iPhone quickly, too. We offer free shipping and a best price guarantee, so why not give our valuation a try?

Tip #4 – Check the price

Talking about valuations, it’s a good idea to get a (realistic) idea of what your device will sell for. Listing it at too high of a price might sound enticing, but remember- you aren’t guaranteed to sell it, and the higher the price, the slower the sale. Likewise, you don‘t want to list it too low and miss out on money. This will also help you avoid getting swayed by lowballers.

Tip #5 – Clean it up

Simply cleaning your phone properly and photographing it clearly, in a good light, will increase what people want to pay for it and how quickly it will sell. After all, would you want to take a chance on that dirty item? No. But cleaned up and shiny, so you have a good idea of what it looks like? Much more likely! Be honest about damage, too. You might get away with foisting hidden damage off on someone, but they’re just going to come back and make trouble for you if you do. People do still buy slightly damaged items- hey, sometimes you can even sell fairly damaged devices- but don’t expect the best price for them.

Introduction to Gizmogo

Gizmogo is proud to buy your older electronics for the best price possible. Send in your device from anywhere in the country- we offer free shipping through USPS and UPS. We also offer you the chance to have your data professionally deleted through us, ensuring the future buyer cannot access any of your data by error. Once we receive the item, you’ll be paid in three to five business days, No hassle, no fuss.Remember that selling a phone needn’t be a hassle with Gizmogo on your side! We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If your device is not listed, place your order as an Unknown Device. Please review our list of accepted electronics to ensure your device falls into one of the classifications. Following our fee-free shipping, we will evaluate your device and send you a quote. If you choose not to sell, your device will be returned to you free of charge!

Yes! We accept a vast amount of different electronic devices regardless of condition. To find out how much your damaged device is worth, locate your device on our website, select your model, and indicate the condition to receive an instant quote. If it has any value, we will compensate you accordingly. Otherwise, we would recycle it responsibly for you

There are a few reasons why the quoted payment can change following our evaluation:

  • You did not accurately select the condition of the device (most common).
  • The device has defects that are not indicated on your order.
  • You chose the wrong device or device model when completing your order.

Our customer service team is happy to answer any additional questions about changes to your quote

Our grading standard is different from what people usually would think. Our professional technicians base their evaluation on the quality of factors such as the

  • Screen
  • Frame
  • Backside
  • USB Charging Port

It is common for people to believe their phone is ‘like new,’ only to have a slightly different definition of the term compared to the industry standards.

If you don’t see your device on our list, email us at support@gizmogo.com for your free quote. Include the device brand, model, and serial number in your message. We will have our technician deliver an estimate within 24 hours.

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