This article compares payment amounts from seven good places to sell an iPhone. In an Aug. 29 article on PCMagazine.com, the author considers selling his iPhone 5 and living with a tablet and WiFi in the future. Whether you're considering upgrading to an iPhone 5S or 5C, going Android, or getting off the smartphone train altogether, your iPhone is worth more today than it will be next month when the 5S and 5C are available.
The best way to sell anything depends not only on how much you'll get paid but also on what you'll be paid in: If you're going to replace an iPhone with an Android phone you probably do not want to be paid with a card good only at the Apple store, for example. If you're switching from Sprint to Verizon you don't need a Sprint gift card.
In any case, if you're trading a late model phone like iPhone 5 in the USA, you probably made a 2-year commitment to service with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon and you'll owe money if you drop service with your carrier. Early termination fees hover around $350 and vary depending on what contract terms you accepted when you received the new phone.
Here are resale values available today, Aug. 31, from seven different good alternatives for trade-in or recycling. These are for an iPhone 5 with 16 gigabytes of memory, the AT&T model in excellent shape.
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