Where can I sell my phone and compare prices?

Typically, when you buy a new phone, you will find a way to sell your old phone. But how should you go about it? You obviously can’t spend days wandering around the city and comparing prices between different shops. So what’s the best solution?


There are several options you can consider, and we’re going explore a little of each.



• Brick and Mortar Shops


Mobile retailers and mobile repair shops are easy and obvious places to sell your phone. Just walk down to the one nearest to your house or office, and speak to the staff there. In most cases, you will walk out of the shop with a wad of cash a short while later.


However, since you are unaware of the market price for your phone, you are taking a gamble that they won’t take advantage of your naivety. Another concern is your location. If you are located in a small town, chances are, the local shops won’t have the volume of business to offer you a competitive price. If you live in a large city, the high volume of business and stiff competition from other shops will compel them to operator on very thin margins, which works out to your benefit.


• Online Marketplaces


Online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon are great platforms to sell your phone at a price that you want. If no one matches your price, you can either relist or re-evaluate your options. However, if your price is competitive, you will have buyers lining around the Buy Now button. Be sensible though, and follow the usual best practice recommendations to prevent being scammed.


• Classifieds


Classified websites like Gumtree, Craigslist and even Facebook Marketplace is a great way to find local buyers for your phone. Again, competitive pricing plays a big part in attracting customers. However, please exercise great caution when meeting with customers to conclude the deal. If possible, always ask a friend to tag along and schedule the meeting at a well-known and crowded location. It pays to be safe.


• Sell my phone compare websites


Sell my phone comparison websites have becoming increasingly common over the last several years. They are basically aggregators of all online offers. Once you visit the site, simply enter your phone model and features, and a list of prices from different vendors will appear. The entire sales process is conducted online and usually only take a couple of days. Needless to say, the anonymity of internet means the next scam is just around the corner. As such, make sure you conduct an exhaustive due diligence to verify the buyer’s identity before making any payment. Look out for red flags in the form of negative feedback, social media complaints, etc.


As far as getting hard cash in the quickest time possible, these are your best bets.