While selling at a cell phone shop can get you quick cash, the shop has to make a profit too and so you won’t get as much as if you sold it on your own. People look on Craigslist all the time for good deals, so if you can provide a deal, you can probably sell your old cell phone quickly and easily.
I recently sold a 4-year old flip phone for $20, and while that won’t get me to retirement, it paid my cell phone bill for the month. Just make sure your bill is paid and the ESN of your phone is clear, or the person buying it won’t be able to activate it.
Beware offers of shipping for your cell phone, however, as many of those types of emails are scams, and be leery of taking any uncommon forms of payment – cash is a great option.
It’s surprising how much even old phones can bring if you take the time to research their value. By providing a good deal, you can usually sell a phone in good condition within just a few days, so if you’re looking to unload those old phones and make a little extra spending money, consider selling them on Craigslist.