Since the iPhone 5 was announced on Sept. 12, the prices being offered for previous model trade-ins has dropped considerably. Still, that doesn’t mean you still can’t get a fair deal.
Consider uSell, which is currently offering some amazing prices on trade-ins for the iPhone 4S/4 and iPhone 3GS.
Unlike other electronic trade-in companies, uSell doesn’t actually purchase old products. Instead, it helps to match sellers with buyers.
To get started, you’ll be asked to tell more about your current iPhone, such as its condition and the type of accessories that are included. From there, you’ll see a list of buyers willing to take your handset, and at what price.
Once you accept a buyer’s offer, you’ll be able to ship your handset for free. Once the buyer has a chance to inspect the device, you’ll receive your money either through a check or Paypal. In addition, some buyers may pay with prepaid Visa cards and/or provide an option for you to donate the proceeds from your sale to a charity of your choice. Check the “See Details” link on the offers page for more information.
The best prices currently being offered by uSell are as follows:
- Sprint iPhone 4S 16GB: $241, 32GB: $270, 64GB: $288
- Verizon iPhone 4S 16GB: $225, 32GB: $270, 64GB: $288
- AT&T iPhone 4S 16GB: $258, 32GB: $286, 64GB: $276
- AT&T iPhone 4 16GB: $159, 32GB: $165
- Verizon iPhone 4 16GB: $145, 32GB: $160
- 16GB: $64
- 32GB: $71
Note: The listed prices assume that there are no broken parts, all accessories are included (charger, box, and owners manual), and the phone has “light wear.” All of these factors can be changed depending on the phone. For more information, please visit the uSell website.
For a listing of more iPhone trade-in sites, please see our two most recent reports. These include: Your 2012 iPhone Trade-In Guide and Even Amazon Gets The Samsung Galaxy S II And The iPhone Confused.