Pros and cons of alternatives to sell your old iPhone

Here are some common alternatives to sell your old iPhones. We hope this list will be helpful to you.

1. Online trade-in services

Such as eleGreen, Gazelle, Hellototem.  Elegreen has the best price among all the trustworthy traders. Now Amazon.com and Walmart are also providing iPhone trade-in services. But their criteria are stricter and prices are not as competivie. The procedure is pretty much the same for all of them: 1. Get a quote; 2. Wait for the mailer to come; 3. Ship your phone; 4. Getting paid.

Pros:  safe, hassle free, fast (as fast as 2 days, only with eleGreen!)

Cons: fair price, slow (with our competitors)

2. The Craigslist

Craigslist related crime rates are getting higher. Before eleGreen launched the website, two of our staff got robbed while buying or selling from Craigslist. The first time was $150 cash that got recovered (thanks to the Downey police department), and the second time was $1500 worth of iPhones and the suspect is not caught yet. Although Craigslist is full of frauds and questionable figures, you will find the best prices among all the alternatives. Make sure you make the deal in a safe public surrounding with security camera and guards, such as in a Starbucks or outside a bank.

Pros: good price

Cons: hassle listing, dealing with unknown people, risk with fraud

3. Ebay

Ebay is somewhere between online trade-in services and the Craigslist. You need to go through the hassle of listing your item, then wait for someone to make the purchase. Then it comes to the part you need to mail it out and wait for it to arrive. You get paid after waiting for days, but it’s much safer since you are not meeting someone.

Pros: good price

Cons: hassle listing, listing fees, waiting time, risk with return,  risk with fraud

4.Local store trade-ins

We are talking about big names like bestbuy, or mobile carriers like Verizon or AT&T. They offer trade-in programs at your convenience but not at your interest. They are trustworthy, and easily available, but the price is too low.

Pros: convenient, instant

Cons: low price