You want to sell your iPhone, but it isn’t in mint condition?
Well, no worries!
There are mobile cyclers who deal in this domain, and to sell iPhone 7 Plus wouldn’t be taxing if you have read this. Here’s everything you may need to know about selling iPhones that are not in great shape.
There are three main factors that recycle stores in the UK use to evaluate your old mobile phone – choose the right one to get the most precise quotes.
Selling iPhone 7 plus becomes easier when you know the following:
- New – It means it is brand new and is yet to be turned on. Of course, with the box, invoice, and everything original, that was a part of it.
- Working/Good/Used– A used phone that’s undamaged, cosmetically decent, and functioning properly.
- Broken – Non-working has major flaws with a broken screen, or maybe is highly scuffed.
If you are uncertain of which category your iPhone falls into, the pointers below will help you.
So, can your broken phone be sold?
Yes, it can. A mobile phone is considered broken if any of the following conditions apply:
- It has a cracked screen.
- Speakers or microphones are broken.
- It has many scratches, chips, and dents.
- Keys and buttons have flaws
- Missing, broken, or with a dead battery
- Broken SIM gate
- Doesn’t power up
- Corrupt or missing Operating System.
If your phone has any one or more of these conditions, the good news is you can still fetch some cash out of it. There are several comparison sites where you can just select the model number and a few other details to get your best quote. Ensure to select the ‘broken’ option.
A word of Caution:
Recyclers generally want to take a look at your iPhone first-hand before offering a final price. That means your original quote could be a bit lesser once the buyer has received your phone – knowing that helps for any last-minute surprises.
Should you not be with the new quote, you can always get your phone back, but some firms may charge for postage. It is always better to check the terms and conditions of the recycler before dispatching anything.
What’s Not Accepted?
There’s a fairly thin line between a ‘damaged’ and a ‘too damaged’ phone and is slightly subjective. Some recyclers may play around with it for more margins. However, if your phone is in any of the following conditions, we’re afraid that if it could fetch anything worthwhile:
- Reported Stolen
- Blacklisted by CheckMEND
- Barred by Network
- With Liquid Ingress or water damaged
- Snapped or twisted in two
- Memory card or SIM glued in
- Broken hinges on flip phones
- Fake Device
These are treated as beyond economic repair and in some cases, illegal too.
Each phone has a unique code (IMEI) number that acts as a tag. If the owner reports it as stolen, it will show up on the recycler’s system, and the phone gets handed over to the police. Of course, you won’t get any money for it. It’s with the cops.
You can always check on CheckMEND beforehand to ensure that it doesn’t have a shady history.
Can a water-damaged phone be sold?
It is a bit trickier. It depends a lot on the reseller. Some companies do not deal with water-damaged phones while there are others who are happy to buy as long as it works. However, to sell mobile phones that are water or liquid damaged still remains a daunted task.
How are the broken phones evaluated?
Many recyclers only offer you a price for your device once they’ve inspected it, and especially if it’s broken. They’ll offer the price based on the repair cost or salvage its parts. Post this process, they will send you a revised and final offer.
Once you’ve received their offer, you’ll have a few days to decide to accept or reject it before the payment is automatically initiated.
If you don’t want to go ahead with the offer, the company will return the phone to you. Some may bear the postal cost, and some may not. Ensure that you have clarity about the postal charges for both ways (in case of return) before you send your phone.
We hope, you got some clarity to help you sell the iPhone 7 Plus. However, there are other sources and resources too that you could refer to for much deeper know-how.