How To Sell Your Phone On Back Market

Looking to sell your old iPhone or smartphone? At Back Market, it's a piece of cake. Learn how to trade in your phone here.

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How cell phone buy-back with Back Market works

Have you bought a new or refurbished phone and don't know what to do with your old one?

With Back Market, you can resell your iPhone or any cell phone online! Your phone will go back into circulation, and you'll make some money in return. 💸

How do you find out how much your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy is worth? Don't worry, selling your old smartphone is child's play. Avoid the hassle of bargaining on other platforms, because here at Back Market, we don't want you to deal with time-wasters :)

In this article, we answer all the questions you may have about reselling cell phones via Back Market. This information also applies to reselling your laptop or MacBook.

Why is reselling my smartphone good for the environment?

It's important to get rid of all old cell phones in the right way. All electronic devices contain numerous parts, which are themselves made with materials such as plastic, ceramics and metals. A single smartphone contains up to 30 metals including aluminum, copper, iron, traces of silver and gold. If after putting it to good use, you no longer need your smartphone, don't just throw the device in the trash.

Its metals will permeate the landfill site and end up in groundwater. If you sell your old cell phone, experts can dismantle it and sort out its spare parts, and recycle or recondition it to give it a new lease of life.

Where is the best place to sell a used cell phone?

You can sell your cell phone to a family member or friend, to a stranger on eBay or opt for Back Market. We recommend the third option. You'll get a fair take-it-or-leave-it offer based on the information you provide about your phone. You don't have to take and upload photos or chat for days with would-be buyers who then pull out at the last minute.

You'll have the advantage of a serious buy-back offer with no nasty surprises.

What should I expect when selling via Back Market?

Enter the model you want to sell. Answer a few questions about your phone: does everything still work on the device, are there any scratches or other external defects? After answering all the questions honestly, you'll receive a summary and an offer.

If you are satisfied, all you have to do is carefully package your phone (to protect it during transport) and send it to the address indicated. The merchant will examine the device and verify its data. If they agree with your assessment, you can then just sit back and wait for the money to arrive by bank transfer. Selling a cell phone with us is as simple as that! :)

How do I erase my data before selling my phone?

Before selling your phone, you must erase all your data before sending it off. Back up your data to iCloud if you have an Apple device or to other cloud services, such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. There are numerous ways to save your data temporarily so that you don't lose it.

Once you've backed up your data, you can reset the device to its original state in Settings. For both Apple and Android, this function is under "Reset. Tap Erase All Content and Settings."

What smartphone brands can I sell on Back Market?

At Back Market, you can sell smartphones from a range of manufacturers. We are working hard to ensure that as many models and brands as possible can be sold and purchased. 👷

What happens after I send my smartphone?
  • The merchant will carefully examine the phone and verify the information you have provided.
  • If everything matches, the agreed amount is paid into your account.
  • If the information provided differs from the actual condition of the device, you will be contacted by the merchant and will receive a new offer.
  • You are free to accept or refuse it
  • If you refuse it, your device will be immediately sent back to you.
Conclusion: selling your cell phone is not as hard as you may think!

As you can see, there's no reason to leave your old phone lurking in a drawer. If you take care of your smartphone, you'll be able to resell it for a better price. So there is no harm in spending a bit more on cases and protective films. This means that one day someone else can enjoy your old phone, and for a long time too!

👉 Tip: Refurbished cell phones, tablets and other devices are becoming increasingly popular, as they offer users excellent value for money and ensure sustainable consumption.

If you need more information about selling cell phones, feel free to check out our selling cellphones FAQ.

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Our mission is to make renewed tech mainstream. Turning old into "new new", so to speak.

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