Tips to Get Best Price for your Used Mobile Phone

Things to be kept in mind before selling your secondhand cellphone.

Want to sell your used Mobile Phone? Here are some quick tips which you might find helpful in getting the best deal.

1. Evaluate your phone from an unbiased view.

First of all, make sure your phone is actually worth something. Make sure that it is really in working condition. Put yourself in the place of a buyer and think whether you will want such a phone. Be true to yourself and try to sell only that is worthy.

Gather information about your phone. Read reviews. Go through user’s comments also. Find out the manufacturing defects of the phone. Find out the pros and cons mentioned by the users and compare those with yours.

Find out why you want to sell the phone. Is it because you wanted upgraded phone? Or is it because you want to get rid of the phone? Well, if you have a genuine reason, don’t hesitate. You have so many options to sell off your phone.

2. Decide on the way of selling.

There are a numerous ways available for you to sell off your mobile phone. You can approach some brokers, you can sell in a mobile shop, or you can trade it online. The best option among will be to sell it online. If you are approaching a broker or a mobile shop, you will be given very limited options. But if you are gonna sell it online, you will get enough options and can take the best deal. Be careful in choosing the right site. Some sites take commission from the sellers. Check their payment schemes too.

Here at, we are charging absolutely nothing from the sellers. You can post an advertisement in for free. There are provisions to add the details of your phone. Interested buyers will call you or contact you in your Email address, provided you have completed the verification process. This is to ensure security and allow only genuine buyers and sellers. There are no agents or brokers between you and the buyer.

3. After you have decided the site, its time to know more about your phone. Find out the brand, model and code of your phone. (eg: Nokia 6303I Classic).

4. Find out the exact year of launch of your phone.

5. Try to produce all the original documents like the bill, warranty card, and all the accessories you got along with your phone including original box, headset etc. Keep the original accessories with you even if its damaged. We cannot blame the buyer for asking for them, as we know that nowadays most of the stolen phones are sold second hand.

6. Most important than all, clean your phone before presenting it to the buyer. Take some good snaps of the phone and add that along with your advertisement in website. Genuine buyers will certainly look for photos of the phone.

7. Examine all the features of your phone. Check the following details:

• Check for visible scratches on the body of the phone.
• Check for scratches on the display screen.
• Check the display brightness.
• Test all the options in the display settings.
• Check all the buttons.
• Check the head phone and charging ports.
• Check the USB port(if any).
• Check the camera lens and picture quality.
• Check the voice clarity and loudspeakers.
• Check the phone’s vibration.
• Check all the accessories and charger.

8. Check the battery life of the phone and do not exaggerate it in the advertisement.

9. Cross check the IMEI number that is written beneath the battery by typing *#6# on the screen.

10. Delete all your data from your phone if you are going to present it to the buyer for a hands on examination. Delete all the pictures, contact details, messages and recorded files and also format the memory card.

11. Make sure the phone is unlocked. A locked phone means, the device will be locked by a service provider in a way that only their SIM can be used in it for a particular period of time.

12. Restore your phone settings to factory condition if possible. Uninstall all softwares and restore the original OS. Restore to how it was when you bought it. This will help in increasing the speed of the mobile.

13. Fix a rate for your phone. It shouldn’t be too high or too low. Considering how many years you have used the phone, its battery life, features and also keeping in mind the reason why you are selling it, a reasonable price tag should be added to the advertisement. It should be negotiable up to an extend.

14. Be descriptive in your advertisement. Put all the key features of the phone. Highlight the best feature. Make the photos of the phone catchier by taking shots from all angles. Include details like screen resolution, height and weight of the phone, Operating System, CPU, Memory, Internet and connectivity, Camera, Radio, battery, special features (if any) etc.

15. Do not sugar coat your advertisement. Be truthful. If it has some major problems, tell that openly. Do not hide the damages of the phone.

16. Once you have posted the advertisement, interested buyers will start contacting you. Do not rush. Wait for the ideal deal.

17. If you find a buyer suitable for your deal, Ask him to bring a copy of his identity card along with him.

18. Allow the buyer to examine the phone with his own SIM Card. If interested, the buyer will definitely go for a negotiation. Keep with you a friend, who can excel in decent negotiation so that neither of the parties have no severe loss with the deal.

Best of Luck!
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Last updated on 20-02-2013. Published on 20-02-2013.
Published by Mobiles4Sale in category Tips
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Safety Tips for Buyers
  • Never pay the Seller before receiving and verifying the device.
  • Ask for bill, box, accessories etc to make sure its not a stolen device.
  • Meet the Seller in a safe place preferably in daytime.
Safety Tips for Sellers
  • Never handover the phone before receiving the full amount.
  • Avoid Buyers from foreign countries.
  • Beware of Buyers from other cities.
  • Never share sensitive data of your bank account or credit card.
  • Meet the Buyer in a safe place preferably in daytime.
  • Make sure to delete all personal data from the phone before selling.
  • Format the device or Reset to factory settings before selling.
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