New iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have already appeared in the first wave of sales countries and soon will reach us, which means that now is the time to save money on their purchase. Given the current price of Apple equipment before you buy the new iPhone, many have to sell the old one. How to do it correctly and maximum benefit, you will learn from this article.
The best time to sell
Some people do not sell an old iPhone, while the new one does not appear in the sale, fearing for the duration of stay without a smartphone. In this case, we must understand that after the appearance of the new iPhone in the sale price of the previous model (and all generations) begin to decline sharply. This is especially true of the latter, the best model, which in a moment cease to be such. Therefore, if you own a iPhone 6 and you want to get behind him as much as possible the amount is in your best interest to sell it to the iPhone 6s release. Take out your old Nokia with mezzanine, borrow the phone from friends or buy something cheap to stay in touch in the days that were before the arrival of new iPhone on sale.
Prepare to sell iPhone
Before you place an advertisement for the sale, you will need to do a few things that will help to sell the iPhone at a lower price.
Turn off the "Find iPhone»
Starting with iOS 7, iPhone to all enabled "Find iPhone» can not be activated by other users without Apple ID password, the previous owner. Therefore you should be absolutely sure that this feature turned off, before passing the smartphone to the new owner. Otherwise, due to your forgetfulness he will in big trouble.
To turn off simply open the "Settings» → iCloud → «Find iPhone» and turn off the switch. In this case, you need to enter a password on your Apple ID.
Make reset to erase all your data
Before you sell your old iPhone, you should also be sure that it does not remain your personal data. You do not want the new owner to see your personal photos, messages and data of different accounts, right? Fortunately, iOS is very convenient to realize the reset function, and you can completely erase your iPhone, restoring it to the state as it was immediately after purchase. Make it very simple.
Open the "Settings» → «Basic» → «Reset" and select the item "Erase All Content and Settings."
Give your iPhone in order and to make high-quality photos
The price of a used iPhone depends on how well it is preserved. If you use care with your smartphone and took care of it, then you are more likely to sell it at a better price than the owners scratched and battered copies.
First of all you need to clean iPhone. Make sure you remove all surface contaminants and removed all the dirt out of the cracks, holes, and ports. Carefully wipe the screen before you take photos that they could not see the prints, divorce and dust, which can be mistaken for machine defects.
For successful sale you have to convince the buyer to his honesty, and for this it is important how to describe the condition of your iPhone best. It is important to make a few good pictures to show buyers that you are selling your own iPhone, and in any case do not use stock photos. Many simply miss items and announcements, if they used a photo from the Apple website, or other display images. Also, if the housing or the screen has the smallest scratches or dents, be sure to describe and show in the photo.
Locate the original accessories
If you have original accessories and cables that were bundled, carefully locate and attach them. If there is also a box - to be generally healthy. In addition, as a bonus, you can also add other accessories that were purchased separately. Each of us accumulate covers, cases and other things that do not fit the new iPhone model (especially if you are upgrading from the iPhone 5 / 5s). So throw all in a heap, to sweeten the deal, and quickly get rid of the old smartphone.
Expose iPhone for sale
Now that the training is complete, we can only sell the iPhone. On the Internet there are many places that will help you to find buyers and sell your old smartphone.
Bulletin board, local websites
There are many popular sites that have replaced the newspaper ads. For Russia, this "Hand in Hand", Avito; for Ukraine - Olx. In addition, there are local business ads on city portals, which do not forget, if you live in a big city. This is a good option for those who do not wish to communicate with the shipment.
All these portals have a similar structure and operating principles. Feed ads are almost always free of charge (unless you expose for 10 lots per day), all you need to do - is to artless pass the registration procedure, put a photo of your iPhone, make a description and specify the telephone or other contacts communication. Select photos better, do not forget about the detailed description, select your contacts and price.
With the price easier to decide if you look at the proposals of other users, selecting a state and a complete set similar to your iPhone. It all depends on your desire to sell, if you do not hurry, you can select the average and above-average price, but if you can not wait as soon as possible to sell your old iPhone and buy a new one, you can slightly reduce the price, making it more attractive to other offers.
Auctions - a more sophisticated way to sell your iPhone, because you need to know and adhere to more the number of rules, as well as because of the identity verification procedures and the need to have a good reputation Seller. However, all these difficulties are repaid with interest, since at auction gadgets are sold at a higher price. The reason for this is the very reputation, emerging from reviews of your counterparties, which are drawn to the attention of buyers. On the ad portals do not, so people are willing to overpay a little bit in the auction, but be assured that they are dealing with an honest and trustworthy seller.
Most popular auctions and Ukraine to Russia - it Molotok and Aukro respectively. They are almost completely identical, as are regional versions of Polish auction Allegro. In order to sell the lot, to register (which is pretty banal and should not cause you problems) and very desirable verified account. As the reputation you will have zero, I advise you not to neglect the verification, as it will be at least some guarantee of your loyalty.
Exhibiting lot is almost indistinguishable from the supply announcement. Add a photo, fill in the required fields: description, category, status, payment options and delivery. In the auction there are many nuances, which a beginner does not know and can make mistakes. Therefore, if you are not familiar with auctions for the first time is better to choose the sale at a fixed price.
In the event of a successful sale with a playground will have a fee of a few percent of the total value of the lot. Pay can be a variety of ways, including electronic payments, so the problems should arise.
Flea markets on special forums
Another sale option - it's all kinds of forums, "okoloyablochnoy" themes and gadgets in general. On each of them there is a section "Flea market", which has a fairly wide audience. The forums are so many "educated" people who immediately expose any trick. There is unlikely to succeed not sell the corresponding description iPhone or smartphone at an inflated price - potential buyers immediately warn the other members of the forum.
sale procedure is similar to message boards and auctions - to create a theme, add to it a photo and description and specify all the nuances of sale (payment, delivery, manibek). With regard to the reputation and credibility, the forum is much better than a bulletin board, and in this respect are closer to the auctions. Here, users have the ability to raise or lower the reputation points and leave a comment at the same time. Thus, you can easily calculate the "throw", but in your case (if you're a frequenter of the forum and have positive reviews) it would be an added advantage to the reputation.
Selling anyone from friends and relatives
A nice way to attach your old iPhone. Many people from our surroundings do not chase the latest innovations, and that for you already outdated, yet may well serve others. Here are removed issues of trust and integrity, because everyone knows each other very well. However, for the same reason you are unlikely to be able to sell your old iPhone for a great price. Nevertheless, this is a great option for those who are too lazy to bother.
Trade-in when purchasing a new iPhone
Not the most profitable, but a quick and convenient way. You just hand over your old iPhone to the store (at a lower price, of course), and extinguish part of the cost of the new proceeds. Quite a few outlets are working on such a scheme, so you can easily find them if you agree with the proposed terms.
Well, that seems to be all. Now that you know how to prepare and sell your iPhone. I hope this article will be useful for you when you need to sell an outdated device. If you have something to add, feel free to leave comments. And you successful sales!