The new iPhone is due to go on sale (pre-order) on September 12th – around 3 weeks away! As we get closer to the new iPhone being released, the value of its predecessor – the iPhone 4S continues to drop. Thousands of people are going to be upgrading from the iPhone 4S to the iPhone 5, so where are the best places to sell your iPhone 4S at the moment? That’s what we’re going to be looking at in this post.
We don’t know how much Apple are going to charge for the new iPhone yet, but we can speculate… looking at previous iPhone releases and the launch price, don’t expect to be paying less than $600 for a new iPhone! Luckily, if you own an iPhone 4S which you’re happy to get rid of to make way for your new iPhone 5, then you can get up to $415 to put towards your new iPhone, just by selling your old one!
So let’s get this started, here are the top 5 places to sell your iPhone 4S (ranked by who gives the most $ for your old phone).
Note: All prices shown are for a 16GB iPhone 4S
$120 – 415 from Amazon
Amazon offers the most for your iPhone 4S; it’s not cash, they’re offering gift cards for use on Amazon.com and in order to get the maximum $415 you need to send off the charger and cable with your iPhone too, not just the actual handset by itself. That won’t be a problem for most people though; especially as the new iPhone has a new dock connector so will not be compatible with the old charger anyway. A very good deal for your old phone from Amazon though.
$350 – 400 from eBay
I’m sure lots of you have already considered eBay, the popular auction website. You can get from 350 – 400 for a good condition 16GB iPhone 4S right now on eBay. If your iPhone is in great condition, it will probably sell easily with a high BIN, however if it’s in not-so-good condition then you’re better off running an auction.
$29 – 289 from Cash4iPhones.com
You can get from 29 to 289 from Cash 4 iPhones. They will even buy your iPhone 4S if it doesn’t power on ($29). It’s a very simple process, just visit their website, get a quote, ship your device to them and then get paid via Cheque or Paypal within 48 hours of them receiving it!
$75 – 250 from RadioShack
You all know RadioShack – they’ll give you up to $250 for an iPhone 4S 16GB if it’s in great condition. The better the condition, the closer to $250 you’ll get. Not as high as people like Amazon, but not a bad deal!
$200+ from Craigslist
I’ve never sold on Craigslist, but a lot of people seem to be selling iPhone’s, iPads etc on there with much success, so I thought I’d include it in the list. You can get from $200 and up for your iPhone on Craigslist – but watch out for scammers! Always meet in a public place during the day-time. Somewhere like a bank would be ideal.
Whichever company you decide to go with, make sure you do it quickly – the value of the 4S is dropping each day as we get closer to the new iPhone.
Have you seen a better deal for your old iPhone 4S? Share it with us in the comments section below!
Nathan is an Apple enthusiast who loves the iPhone – since 2007! He provides a New iPhone Unlock services through his website Unlock iPhone Worldwide.