Planning to sell that old mobile phone of yours? Well then you better search online for some good deals. But sadly if you are not well aware of the things you need to consider when selling your old mobile phone you might end up with a bad deal. That is why here we are going to share some of the best tips for selling your old mobile phone online.
Find out the recent cost of the phone you are planning to sell. Usually the price goes down with years so it is not necessary that the phone will still cost the same if someone plans to buy a new one. Now you might be thinking why would I need to know the current cost of the phone? Well the answer is easy; you will need to estimate the cost for your old phone depending on the recent cost for the new one.
Let me clarify it in more detail manner. Say you bought a smartphone at around $150 about four years ago but now the same phone is available at around $80 on the market. And if you are planning to sell your old phone at the price higher than $80 then you will never get a good deal. There is no one stupid enough to spend that much amount when the same phone but new one is available at price lesser than that.
So you need to estimate the price of your old phone depending on the current price. But remember never let the company to decide the price for your old phone, you need to set a target first and then only submit it to a mobile recycling company. And if the price they offer seems reasonable then only you need to proceed, if not move onto the next company.
While estimating the price for your old phone, you need to consider the amount of wear and tear and the hardware or software issues of the phone. If your phone has excessive wear and tear or has some sort of hardware and software issues then it is better to lower the cost.
It’s better to repair the issues before submitting it to the mobile phone recycling company as the company will reduce the cost whenever they experience an issue with your phone during their testing and you might not be offered with the targeted price.
You can also change the housing or the chassis if the phone has excessive wear and tear. But remember to change the housing with only the original ones and if the original option is not available it’s better to stick to the old one.
Do not try to deceive the customers or the company, reveal all the secrets the phone has. This includes the time your purchase the phone, the duration you use it, the number of times you repair it and the issues you have experienced with the phone.
You need to be reasonable as well. It is highly unlikely that you will receive the amount you have estimated for your old phone. If you are offered with an amount near your estimated cost and if this happens even after waiting for a considerable amount of time then it’s better to accept the proposal.
Then again you should not accept the first offer right away as there is the possibility of getting better deals later on. Wait till someone offers you the amount you have estimated and accept only the proposal that you believe is best for your old phone.
You can ask your friends for personal recommendations or look for the amount the phone is being sold at the recycling companies. This will help you estimate the cost for your old phone more accurately.
Avoid the scam sites and read the online reviews of the recycling company before submitting your proposal. Choose the company that has a good reputation among the customers as well as the sellers.
Never use freepost envelops when submitting the phone to the recycling company for testing. Instead you can send it recorded delivery in case it goes missing.
There is online auction as well where you can sell your old phone at good price but remember you need to have a good experience on it or else you might not get expected results. There are scam sites as well that you need to be aware of.
It’s all about patience and a little bit of research to get a good deal for your old phone. Be reasonable and sincere when describing about your phone and estimating the cost. You are sure to get a good deal for your unused old mobile phone if you follow the tips shared above.