It seems like every year a new generation of iPhone is released, leaving all other models obsolete and current iPhone owners racing to find buyers for their old tech. The trouble is, the actual process of finding a buyer, rearranging your schedule to meet, and negotiating prices is can often feel like too much of a hassle to bother. Lucky for you though, there is another way. Traders Loan and Jewelry is always looking for iPhones and other valued electronics in good condition. In fact, below is a list of tips from us on how you can earn the most for your iPhone sale and ensure an efficient transaction!
Figure Out Your Features
Knowing which iPhone model you have, who your carrier is, and how much storage capacity your device offers is important for securing the best value. Newer models with more space, for instance, are going to fetch a better price than older versions. Additionally, you will want to inspect your iPhone for any damage as well, cracked screens and/or deep scratches will affect value.
Know Your Device’s Worth
Each iPhone model is different, offering different features and capabilities that dramatically affect base value. Knowing what your device specifically is worth will ensure you’re never left in a situation where you’re taken advantage of. iPhone X’s, for example, can sell for anywhere between $20 and $220, so it really all depends on the condition of your device and the amenities it has to offer – in these situations, knowledge is power!
Back It Up
Before you bring any iPhone in for sale, make sure you take the time to remove/transfer all your private information and data off of it, and get it backed up somewhere else where it will be accessible to you, whether that means on the cloud, or on a separate external device.
Before you relinquish an old iPhone, you must first break all ties and connections with it, including disabling the “Find My iPhone” feature in your settings (found under iCloud) and performing a hard factory reset to erase everything of yours that might be leftover or hiding away somewhere.
To attract the right price, figure out how to “unlock” your iPhone. There are plenty of resources available online to help you do this, and it will be worth it in the end.
Dress It Up
The newer your iPhone looks, the better chance you are to get a better deal, so do your best to make it look as good as the day you bought it. You want to make sure it’s clean and that there are no visible marks or smudges. If you have the original packaging and any other accessories/chargers, manuals, USBs, you will want to include those as well.
Have an iPhone you’re ready to sell now? Stop by Traders Loan and Jewelry today and let us have a look – we’re certain we can work something out that satisfies us both! To get your pawning adventure started, come visit us today at 18505 Sherman Way Reseda, CA 91335, call 818.345.8696 , or simply fill out the form on our contact page if you have any questions.