Guide To Buying & Selling Cell Phones

Where Do the Old Mobile Phones Go?

Old mobile phones don’t die. They just get released from their cell.

In reality, they all too often get left in a drawer and abandoned. A better fate would be for them to find a new home where they’d be useful to someone else while you earn some money for a new phone.

If you’re looking for a way to sell your phone, one of the services below could help you.

Best Buy Trade-In

With a nicely-effective trade-in system, you’ll get a Best Buy gift card for your phone (and other devices) if you trade it in. Unfortunately, you can only submit some phones if they were purchased at Best Buy and you still have the receipt. Check with your local Best Buy store before proceeding.

Trade in and trade up. Making the most of your old tech is easy. Check our trade-in estimator below to see what your item is worth, then trade it in for a Best Buy gift card you can use to upgrade to the latest tech.

Walmart Trade-In

Walmart will obtain your used mobile phone (and other devices), most frequently for the aim of refurbishing and re-selling it. After they offer you a proposal, and you agree, they’ll send you a free shipping label to send the phone in.

In return, you’ll get a Walmart eGift card. As you might suspect, while a convenient service with a well-established company, the offers from Walmart can sometimes be a bit on the conservative side. Seller beware.

(1) Get a FREE offer. Find your device and answer a few questions. (2) Ship it to CExchange. Print prepaid shipping label and ship it for free with FedEx Ground. (3) Get an eGift card. Receive an instant Walmart eGift Card after product are evaluated.


Craigslist (or similar sites) also are common venues for merchandising your used phone and similar devices. In all probability you’ll get a little more for your phone if you sell it on Craigslist than you would by merchandising to a big company. Search different listings to see of what you ought to get for your phone, and have a “final price” you’ll settle for before you post your listing for possible haggling purposes.

How do I post a free posting? You can post a free ad without having an account or logging in to our site. To learn how, please read our help page on how to create a free post. However, having a craigslist account will allow you to post, edit, delete, and repost more easily.


With ecoATM drop-off kiosks all across the United States, dropping your device off is as easy as finding the nearest location. Your phone is evaluated, and you obtain money on the spot according to the company’s web site.

They additionally takes steps to assist guarantee a phone can’t be purloined and slipped into a stall. You need to submit a legitimate state ID if you’re depositing a phone into an EcoATM kiosk. With your privacy in mind, they also take steps to prevent misuse of the data on your recent phone.

INSTANT CASH FOR DEVICE TRADE-IN. We offer an easy-to-use, convenient, and eco-friendly kiosk that rewards you for recycling old devices. Get an estimate. Find out how much your device is worth instantly before you bring it to the kiosk.

GameStop Trade Program

Gamestop accepts cell phones, games, and other product through the GameStop Trade Program. Of course you should remember that you’ll receive a lot of for your phone if you decide on store credit rather than cash.

Trade Offers And Values. What’s your Stuff worth? Save When You Trade. (1) Bring in your stuff. (2) Get cash or trade credit. (3) Save on what you really want.

How to Trade at GameStop. Saving money with trades is as easy as 1, 2, 3 at GameStop. All you have to do is gather your items for trade (games, systems electronics and more), bring those items to GameStop and then save on the stuff you really want. Check out this short video now to learn all about the ins and outs of the GameStop Trade Program.


Gazelle buys recent phones (and other devices) directly from personal sellers for the simple aim of reselling them. It’s straightforward to sell through them. Their “About” page does an excellent job of explaining their mission and how they do it.

The Gazelle Advantage. Every day, customers trust Gazelle to give new life to used devices and we take that responsibility seriously. whether buying a smartphone or selling a used tablet, we’re here to:

Save consumers money on a wide selection of certified pre-owned devices compatible with the major carriers. By doing so, we provide a less expensive alternative to buying new technology.

Pay consumers cash for gadgets they no longer use, even if damaged. And that can mean faster, more affordable upgrades or extra money in pockets.

We also do some good for the planet by keeping millions of devices in use and out of the landfill.