The new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X release dates are just around the corner, with pre-orders for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus starting Friday, Sept. 15. Anyone who has gone through the Apple iPhone update process in the past knows now is the very best time to sell if you want to get a good price on your old iPhone 7, 6S, 6 or other models. But how much can you sell your old iPhone for? Should you sell it online or trade it in with a carrier? For those wanting an upgrade but hoping for a better trade in price than mobile service providers will give you, there are several companies online that you can sell old Apple devices to and they will pay you on the spot for them — regardless of condition. Below we have compiled a list of places you can get the best trade-in or sell price deals on your old iPhone 7, 6S, 6 and other models.
Where Is The Best Place To Sell or Trade In My Old iPhone?
Flipsy is a site that aggregates sellers who will give your a price for your iPhone regardless of condition. You can lock the price in for up to 30 days.
Option # 1 – Flipsy.com
Flipsy is a service that’s been around for a couple of years now and I like this one because it’s basically an aggregator of sites that will buy your old iPhone 7 and below outright. If you don’t want to try to sell your phone to an individual or trade it in with a cell phone service provider, this is probably the best site to visit to get the optimal price for your old iPhone. Basically, the site will take a little bit of info about your device model, storage and condition and then shows you several retailers who will purchase the device as is and the price you can get. The great thing about this service is, prices are locked in for 30 days, so the price quoted to you won’t change if you choose to sell it within 30 days of the quote. If you happen to find a better price within those 30 days, some of the buyers will even offer to beat the price by $10.
Flipsy.com a good option for people with slightly damaged devices (ex: cracked but functional screen). I checked out the value I could get for my iPhone 7 with a cracked screen and was quoted a price of $261. This is more than I can get for the phone as a trade-in with Apple. Once you decide to accept a price, most of the purchasers offer you the option to be paid via check or PayPal. You’ll be given a printable shipping label, which takes care of the price of shipping your device to the purchaser, and then once it’s received, you’ll be paid the price quoted. As mentioned before, you have up to 30 days to send in the device, so you can hang on to it a little while, while waiting to purchase your new iPhone 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X.
Here is a sample of the prices you can get for various iPhone models with Flipsy.com
- iPhone 7 Plus value/sell price – up to $551
- iPhone 7 value/sell price – up to $456
- iPhone 6S Plus value / sell price – up to $396
- iPhone 6S value / sell price– up to $341
- iPhone 6 Plus value / sell price – up to $261
- iPhone 6 value / sell price – up to $204
Option # 2 – Glyde
Glyde offers a peer-to-peer marketplace for selling your device, which may yield the highest sell price.
Next up is Glyde. Glyde is a peer-to-peer marketplace for buying and selling your old iPhones. This means you list your iPhone and once it sells you ship it out and Glyde pays you. The cool thing about Glyde is that they will send you a shipping kit complete with a pre-paid label, and all you have to do is place your old iPhone inside and put the package in your mailbox. The package is fully insured and tracked so you don’t have to worry about any mishaps during the shipping process. You also have a variety of options for payment including check, direct deposit or Bitcoin payment.
Glyde boasts selling prices of 10 to 20 percent higher than trade-in offers from companies like Gazelle or Apple. Glyde does let you set your own price for the phone but gives you a guideline to show which price point is best for quick sale. Here’s a look at the quick sale rates for an old iPhone on Glyde.com :
- iPhone 7 Plus value / sell price: up to $502 – you get $423
- iPhone 7 value/ sell price: up to $459 – you get $387
- iPhone 6S Plus value / sell price – up to $308 – you get $258
- iPhone 6S value / sell price– up to $297 – you get $249
- iPhone 6 Plus value / sell price – up to $222 – you get $189
Option # 3 – NextWorth
NextWorth will give you a fair price for your old iPhone and quotes are good for 30 days.
NextWorth is a third option that allows you to trade in your old iPhone for a specific price. Like Flipsy, quotes on NextWorth are also good for 30 days. The prices aren’t nearly as good as some of the other sites, but your sale is instant. Below is a rundown of some of the prices you could get for your old iPhone there, or you can check out NextWorth’s deals at this link.
- iPhone 7 Plus value/sell price – up to $340
- iPhone 7 value/sell price – up to $310
- iPhone 6S Plus value / sell price – up to $190
- iPhone 6S value / sell price– up to $170
Option # 4 – Gazelle
Gazelle offers a variety of options for receiving payment for old devices including donations to charity.
For those who are more interested in having cold hard cash in hand, Gazelle may be a good option for you to consider. Though the prices it offers on old Apple iPhones aren’t as good as some of the others we’ve listed, you do have more options for how to receive your credit, including check, PayPal credit, Amazon gift card or charitable donation. The tricky thing about Gazelle is, if you are going to sell through Gazelle, it’s best to do it as soon as possible. With each day closer to a new device release, the values on older iPhones go down. Here’s a sample of the prices you can get for selling old iPhones to Gazelle this week:
- iPhone 7 Plus value/sell price – up to $420
- iPhone 7 value/sell price – up to $375
- iPhone 6S Plus value / sell price – up to $280
- iPhone 6S value / sell price– up to $255
- iPhone 6 Plus value / sell price – up to $205
- iPhone 6 value / sell price – up to $160