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Is selling a used smartphone worth it?

Selling your old device is worth it in two major ways: you'll earn money and help the planet. Mainly, your phone is worth selling simply because you'll make money from a thing that you no longer need. If you don’t sell it, you will likely need to dispose of your old device sooner or later anyway. It can be a bit challenging to dispose of e-waste, so another benefit of selling your phone is to ensure it is handled properly.

Reselling your phone instead of throwing it away means it will be reused by someone else or disposed of correctly by experts.

Where can I sell my phone for cash today?

If you want cash for your old phone as quickly as possible, you have a few options to consider. The quickest way might be to sell it to a friend or family member if any are interested. You might also be able to sell it on eBay or Facebook Marketplace, but this can take some time and you won’t always know how much to sell it for.

As a third option, you can fill out a quick trade-in assessment on Back Market and get a cash offer for your phone within minutes. We will then help you ship your device for free, and you’ll receive the money in return.

Where can I get the most money for my used cell phone?

There are many options for selling used phones, including online auction sites like eBay where you can sell to the highest bidder. So while you could in theory make the most money on your phone this way, the downside to auctions is that you don’t know how much you'll get in the end, and you may receive offers that are much lower than what your device is actually worth.

In addition to the uncertainty about how much money you’ll receive, the whole process can take a lot of time and energy, and you could still end up stuck with your old device if you don’t find a buyer. A more convenient way is to get a quick cash offer from a trade-in program like Back Market, and you’ll be free to decide whether to accept the offer or not — no pressure, no guesswork, and no extra hassle.

How can I protect the resale value of my current phone?

The number one way to make sure you get the best resale price on your phone is to take good care of it throughout its lifespan. This means investing in a quality protective case as soon as you get the phone, and being cautious about where you leave your phone so it doesn’t get stolen or damaged.

If you buy your next phone through Back Market, you can also opt for additional protection on your device to cover theft and damage. In the long run, this can help you make more of your money back since you'll be able to resell your used cell phone at the best price.