Cell Phone Buybacks: A Guide
Selling your mobile device is almost similar to saving our environment while being able to make few bucks and get rid of your old electronic device. But before you go over the web and sell that device, you should read some pointers and apply few simple but necessary tips. By following these tips, it will help you create smoother experience on your part.
First of all, you have to erase all data from the device and the PDAs including photos. Cleaning the outside has the same importance as cleaning the inside or data of the phone. You for sure would not trade in your car without cleaning it first so you should take a second look and wipe down the charger and phone.
Another thing you have to consider is if you have a CDMA device, be sure that it is released. What is meant by released is, your service provider has made it available to be reactivated by someone else. Purchasing a new device to replace the old one does not always indicate that it is released and for that, the best thing you may do is to call them and request to release the Electronic Serial Number or simply known as the ESN. It’ll be released at your request so long as you don’t have unpaid balance or it wasn’t stolen or lost. It ensures that whoever buys the phone can immediately use it by doing so.
Third is to allocate a portion of your time reading the terms and conditions of online cell phone buyback companies. Many are pretty straightforward actually and easy to understand. However, be leery of those companies that are offering high than usual rates or payout within 5 to 15 days. You might not be so pleased with the outcome.
Some of the cell phone buyback companies nowadays have been around in the industry for a long time. You have to allot a portion of your time and once you do, you will notice that they do have several things in common and some are all features should work and if you otherwise send a broken phone, you won’t be paid, to get the full amount being offered, they has to be in good condition, should be released, no red dots or moisture exposure, has legible ESN sticker that is normally found inside the device, pay for your returns and lastly, around 1 month payout.
You may want to consider shipping insurance if you are sending a high end device. It does not often happen but the items can get lost in the postal system at times. In this case, no company will assume responsibility for the lost items so always safeguard yourself of such events.