With the iPhone 6 introduction coming at Apple's recently announced September 9th Special Event in less then two weeks, the one thing on everyone's mind right now is--how can I sell my current iPhone in time to make a new purchase?
" />

How to sell your used iPhone in time for the iPhone 6 launch

iPhone-recycling-program

With the iPhone 6 introduction coming at Apple’s recently announced September 9th Special Event in less then two weeks, the one thing on everyone’s mind right now is–how can I sell my current iPhone in time to make a new purchase?  If Apple follows their traditional pattern of announcement to availability cycle, we can expect the iPhone 6 to go on sale in stores around 10 days after their Keynote announcement, with pre-orders hopefully commencing several days after the Special Event.

So what does this mean for the consumer who has an old iPhone, but want to buy a new one when they come out next month?  First, you have to determine if you are eligible for an upgrade in the first place–that is, unless you don’t mind paying the full price for the phone instead of seeking a subsidized contract  If that is the case, you probably aren’t concerned with selling your old iPhone in the first place.  However, if you are eligible to renew your contact and can purchase a discounted iPhone 6, there are four basic options available to you…

  • Sell to a private owner via a service like Craigslist or ebay
  • Sell to a re-sale company like Gazelle who will lock in a guaranteed price quote for 30 days.  This means you can lock in a price now, and still wait to see what the new iPhones look like before you sell your device.
  • Walk into an Apple store and participate in their Recycle your iPhone for credit programwhich will either give you credit toward a new iPhone purchase or provide you with an Apple Gift Card.
  • Trade your iPhone in at your local wireless carrier store for store credit or immediate cash. For US customers, check your eligibility for upgrade pricing here.

What are your plans for trading in that old iPhone for a shiny new iPhone 6?  Have other suggestions on how you might sell your iPhone we didn’t cover in this article?  If so, please chime in with a comment below so others can benefit, too.

 

Continue reading:

TAGS: , , , , ,