1. killabagira's Avatar
    Hello.
    I would like to sell my torch 9800, bold 9700, and Iphone 3g (16gigs), so I went online to see who would pay top dollar. I came across sellmyoldcellphone.com and it would match the competitor's price plus pay 10% more. I was enthralled, so then I before I send my phones off, I checked up on their business reviews, and there are numerous reports of them scamming customers. Either they use the %50 buyback agreement, which most people don't usually read, but hit click when they are about to sell, which states that in order to not get caught up in a competitor's price fixing, to jack up their own price, they will only pay 50% of what was initially stated. I also read reports that that the sender would receive the package, but not claim they received it until 13 days after, so they don't have to honor the quoted price, finally, I read a few reports, as in 8, that they would claim that the products were not in the shape they were reported or not functioning, and then offer a lower price. I then checked out cashforoldphone.com, and it too had numerous complaints of being scammed, or and not even being able to be reached. Sellyourcell.com also had multiple complaints and scam claims attached to them.
    It seems as if Gazelle has some merit, but they offer low prices for buy backs. Does anyone have any experience with a reputable buyback business, or any of these businesses? Any recommendations would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
    11-14-11 10:10 PM
  2. doolidal's Avatar
    I was previously employed by a online cellphone buy back company, so i speak from experience. These companies are out to make money, they are not doing it for fun or charity. To attempt to answer some of your concerns i will start with with claiming the devices are received late, the date used to determine the expiration of the quote is the post mark date not the date they receive it. I have used sellmyoldcellphone as well as gazelle and they pretty much do what they say they are going to do. The key is to read the selling agreement and if you do that you can figure out what your going to get for your device. Be honest with yourself on the true condition of the phone and your can figure out what your going to get, this will keep you from felling scammed or disappointed. Be aware of whether or not you can rate your phone in the site or not. If you cannot rate it yourself the price they give you is if it is in top condition with everything. Keep in mind these companies are out to make money so if the phone has scratches on it chances are you are not going to get an excellent rating. Remember the selling agreement is the key to everything these companies will follow it to the letter, this is how they protect themselves. I know sellmyoldcellphone and Gazelle follow their agreements and do what they say from personal experience and would venture to say the same for Maxback and Yourenew. I hope this helps, If you have any questions please feel free to ask, i worked for one of these companies for years so i know the ins and out.
    12-02-11 10:58 AM
  3. sjsplaty's Avatar
    you really would be much better off just selling them on eBay. I just sold my old Curve 8900, which had been sitting in a drawer as a backup, for over $100. BB Trade-up offered me $50, and most of the buyback companies were even less.
    12-02-11 05:03 PM
  4. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I've sold several of mine on Craigslist.

    Friend of mine uses Gazelle or Buy My Tronics. She's sold several iPhones and a few BBs.
    12-05-11 09:43 AM
  5. rgorman's Avatar
    For the BB's, I would check out the Blackberry buyback program. They offered me $100 for my 2 yr old 9700 (in good condition). No hassles, postage paid and I received a check in 4 weeks. As for the iPhones, I can't offer any information.
    12-05-11 10:21 AM
  6. BuffaloMadMan's Avatar
    Swappa.com bud

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    12-24-13 02:25 AM
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