6 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Old Phone

The new iPhone 11 Pro is every Apple fanatic’s dream come true. A three lensed camera, fastest Apple A13 Bionic processor and improved battery life are just a few features making the iPhone 11 Pro one of the best smartphones on the market. 

But that being said, the iPhone 11 Pro will cost you a whopping $999 for 64 GB storage. This doesn’t come as a surprise since Apple products are usually on the upper end of the price scale. But nonetheless, it’s quite expensive. 

You have the option to sell iPhone 8 and put that money towards a new iPhone. Considering that a new iPhone can cost you as much as your monthly rent, this is an economically viable option.

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Old Phone

Typically, iPhones hold decent resale value. If you’re planning to sell your iPhone 8, we’re sharing some common mistakes that you should definitely avoid. Take a look.

1. Not Doing Research

How will you know what your iPhone is worth? Well, you have to do your own research. Visit multiple websites to determine a price estimate for your iPhone. You can also ask your local repair stores for an estimate. This is an important step that will help you get the most out of selling your phone.

2. Uploading Poor-Quality Photos

When you’re listing your iPhone on a selling platform, make an effort to upload high-resolution and well-lit photos. A buyer’s decision to purchase your phone will heavily depend on how well it looks in the photos. 

3. Hiding Flaws

It’s tempting to lie about your phone’s condition to get a better price. If you conceal any damage, and the buyer discovers it, it will just lead to unnecessary back and forth. The fastest way to sell your iPhone is by being transparent. 

4. Forgetting to Back Up

When you sell your iPhone, make sure you have backed up everything, from photos to sensitive documents. Next, delete everything from your phone and restore the factory settings. You don’t want a stranger to have access to your private information or accounts.

5. Trusting a Sketchy Buyer

With internet access, you have an endless pool of resources to find a suitable buyer for your old phone. But that being said, there are a lot of scammers present as well.  Don’t get lazy and pick the first link you come across. 
Take your time to find a genuine buyer. Rather than taking a risk with an individual buyer, you should pick a buyback service with good customer reviews.

6. Using Low-Grade packaging

When you’re shipping your iPhone to a third-party retailer, they are likely to inspect it to ensure it is in an acceptable condition. However, if you choose low-grade packing materials, your phone becomes prone to damage during transit. So, spend a little extra on high-quality packaging, use packing peanuts, and place a “fragile” sticker on the box. If you have the original box, that will work as well.
When you decide to sell iPhone 8, remember to keep the above tips in mind to get the best price!

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