With the highly anticipated release of the iPhone 7 just around the corner consumers are already selling their older generation phones. In fact, an iPhone 6 or 6s model has sold every minute on eBay since August 1, 2016, when rumors about the new model began.i With the iPhone 7 release, sellers and shoppers alike can turn to eBay to get top dollars for their older phones or great deals on their new one.
To make it even simpler to get money for your previous generation smartphone, eBay is launching a new program called Quick Sale. Powered by eBay Valet, this new service makes it easier and quicker than ever to sell your phone. Beginning September 12, visit www.ebay.com/s/quicksale/phone to determine the current offer amount for your phone, print out a free shipping label and send the phone in to eBay Valet. You will get paid as soon as the phone is received and verified. We also provide you with simple directions on how to re-set your phone to factory settings, and wipe your phone – making it a safe and secure experience.
“eBay has always been recognized as a top destination for buying electronics,” said Laura Chambers, vice president of C2C at eBay. “It’s also THE best place to sell your smartphone and make the most money. We’re always looking for new ways to make online selling easier and more rewarding for consumers. Our new Quick Sale service delivers a new standard of convenience and speed giving sellers a new way to tailor their online selling experience to their needs.”
For those who prefer to sell their older phones themselves, now is the time to get the most money for your iPhone, based on selling and buying data trends from previous iPhone releases:
- Around the time of the iPhone 6s launch last year, sellers were earning an average of $508 in September for the iPhone 6/6 Plus – about 25% more than sellers were earning for the same phones in October. ii
- This year, sellers can anticipate earning $350 to $600 for the iPhone 6 and above. In fact, sellers are already earning an average of $358 for the iPhone 6, $438 for the iPhone 6 Plus, $532 for the iPhone 6s, and $601 for the iPhone 6s Plus.i *September 7, 2015 to October 16, 2015.
A smartphone is purchased on eBay every four seconds, and thanks to eBay’s community of 164 million buyers, there’s always someone in need of what you’re selling. With prices reaching up to $600 and selling made simple and safe, eBay is the go-to place to sell your tech and upgrade to the latest and greatest.
Check out the infographic for more iPhone selling & buying insights. To learn more, visit eBay’s guide on how to sell your cell phone and head to Quick Sale www.ebay.com/s/quicksale/phone to get started.
i Based on U.S. iPhone sales data on eBay from August 1, 2016 to August 16, 2016.
ii Based on U.S. iPhone sales data on eBay from August 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015.
iii Based on U.S. iPhone sales data on eBay from September 1, 2014 to October 10, 2014 and September 7, 2015 to October 16, 2015.
*No guarantee that any device will sell at a particular price