eBay Smartphone Buy Back Programme | Ramblings of an e-trader

Thursday, 10 February 2011

eBay Smartphone Buy Back Programme

eBay, through its Instant Sale service will until 22nd Feb, 2011, offer to buy back smart phones like iPhone 3Gs, Droid X, Evo 4G and Galaxy S Vibrant for US$200 each. Those who "sell" their iPhone 4 will receive US$200 to US$450. I don't know if these are market prices but they seem cheap to me. Maybe it's because smart phones aren't really that expensive in the United States in the first place?

Whatever it is, this is in anticipation of US smart phone users jumping to buy Verizon's new iPhone, which could mean many people trying to offload their current handphones and they would surely be happy to get some cash for the old phones, even if they may suffer a slight loss, so that they could use the cash to buy their new phone.

There are other buy back programmes, of course, but this one pays in cash and not gift cards or rebates. Anyway, if you are planning to sell your smart phone, remember to format it first.

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