I’m already counting down the days until I can upgrade my iPhone 4 to the spiffy iPhone 5. (And not the iPhone 4S that we all thought was the iPhone 5 either.) Getting money for my existing iPhone will surely soften the blow of getting the new phone, but it can be hard to figure out where I can get the most bang for my buck.
And then I found a site that helps. Big time.
Enter: uSell, a site which acts like a buyback broker and queries popular trade-in sites to find you the best offer for your device. When I entered in information about my iPhone, described its condition and what original packaging I have, it spurted out a list of “offers” that I could choose from, ranging from $89 to a very attractive $165. Turns out the top offer was from Sell Your Cell, another site we’ve profiled before. One of the biggest buyback sites, Gazelle, was not included in this list, but when I entered the same information, Gazelle offered me $166, so they’re comparable.
uSell offers free shipping, like most other sites, but the benefit is really its aggregation technology so you can make sure you’re getting a good deal, without having to visit each individual site. Plus uSell offers buybacks for any device imaginable–cameras, eReaders, game consoles, tablets and MP3 players. Though sorry, you’re stuck with that Discman from 1992. -Jeana