Now that I’m basically happy with my Samsung Epic 4G, I don’t really need my iPhone 4 anymore. I could try to sell it on Craigslist or auction it on eBay but it can be a hassle and being the lazy person that I am, I really don’t want to mess with it.
Apparently, eBay figured out that there are a lot of lazy people like me and opened up their “Instant Sale” for electronics section.
Basically, all you have to do is find your phone, check off what condition it’s in, and they will give you a quote for what they will give you. Yes, in dollars. See below for what they said I would get for my iPhone 4. Since I paid $200 for my iPhone, I could use the $300 extra to get out of my AT&T 2 year contract and maybe break even.
The quote I got above was a little while ago and you won’t get that same quote if you try it today. Like your car, the value keeps going down.
While I was there, I decided to see what my Samsung Epic 4G was worth. Apparently, a lot less than my iPhone 4. Actually, with the 2 year agreement and rebates, I only paid $200 so I would actually get all my money back, assuming I didn’t have to break my 2 year contract.
One more thing about this deal is eBay pays for shipping too! And as soon as they get your phone, they credit your paypal account. It all sounds great.
Well, I’d like to tell you more about this service but I ended up not using it and selling my iPhone 4 to a friend of mine for $500. But it’s good to know it’s there when you need it.