Figure out what’s a fair price to ask. Depending on the condition, currency and desirability of your phone, you can hope to get anywhere between about 30% and 70% of the original ticket price. Check other sale listings to get a gauge on how much you should ask.
Create an ad with as many pictures of your phone as you can offer. Clearly outline the condition of the device you’re selling and what you’re willing to part with it for. Search for your phone on GSMArena to get detailed specs to go along with your listing.
Be prepared to haggle when interested parties start emailing.
Don’t accept fake cashier’s checks or wooden nickels, don’t deal with escrow services or other likely scams. Basically, if the person who’s offering to buy your phone can’t or won’t stump up the legal tender to do so, move on to another potential buyer. Read Craigslist’s scams section for common scams.
While the site isn’t terribly pretty, ecommerce-guide.com has a useful article on classified selling. While the tips are specific to Kijiji (since re-badged eBay Classifieds), the information holds for all classified selling.
Buy My Mobile:
If you’d rather not deal with the hassle of selling your phone on your own, there are sites that will buy it from you but will offer you less than you’d get if you did the work yourself. These services buy your device for cash and make it super easy to cash in.
Gazelle.com is a great service that takes all the hassle out of offloading your erstwhile moible. All you have to do is tell them what kind of phone you have and what condition it’s in including what accessories (like the all important charger) you have. All of these variables are factored in and Gazelle.com will offer you a price based on your answers to a quick questionaire.
They’ll then send you a pre-paid box which you can use to ship your phone to them. A couple of days after receipt, you’ll get your money.
I Don’t Want to Sell My Cell:
Lifehacker has several interesting ideas for things you can do with a smartphone that’s reached the end of its usefulness to you but that you’re not quite ready to part with yet.