Tips for Security When You Sell Your iPhone 7 Online

October 27, 2017

Let’s begin with the elephant in the room: Apple’s iconic iPhones can cost you an arm and a leg—and for good sense, as these devices are blazingly fast and stellar. It is, therefore, understandable that you might be wary when you sell your iPhone 7 online to upgrade to the newest flagship.

But don’t fret! We’re here to give you the pat on the back and the peace of mind you need when you get cash for your iPhone online.

1. Know the condition of your phone.

More often than not, you’ll be asked to list the condition of your iPhone: from still in an excellent state to one with cracked or damaged parts. (On a side note, you can still sell a damaged iPhone!) It’s important that you’re familiar with the qualifiers and that you list the condition of your device truthfully. Some sellers don’t get the cash they expect to have when they sell their iPhone online because of this.

2. Decide whether you want in-store credits or real, hard cash.

If you’re sticking to a single brand, the former may be best for you. If you’re trying out newer complementary products (because, you know, Apple’s in-ear headphones would benefit from an overhaul), then cash it is for you.

3. Know the reputation of the person or institution.

It’s easy to get lost in the muddled affair that is the Internet, especially because people can easily use whatever name they could whip up. When you sell your iPhone 7 online, make sure that you know the reputation of the person you are dealing with. You can use DNS blockers to provide an upfront protection against phishing and other malware-ridden sites. Also, it’s immensely helpful to read up on reviews and word-of-mouth testimonies from people who experienced using the platform.

4. Trust your gut.

This isn’t exactly the pop-culture “go and be indecisive” method. Quite backed up by science, trusting your gut means looking out for cues in the conversation. It’s baked right into you, and you just need to open up and consider what your gut is telling you. More often than not, it saves you from potential scam.

 

That’s a wrap! At this point in time, dealing over the Net is as commonplace and normal as walking over to the counter to swap your phone for cash. Still, there are roadblocks and risks along the way as you sell your iPhone 7 online. With these tips in mind, you’re sure to place a great deal for the device you’ve loved for a year or so.


About the writer. Ahmed Bagoun is a phone enthusiast and a self-admitted Apple fanboy. He has been in the phone business for 6+ years. He’s currently the owner of Jad wireless phone repair shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the phone trade-in website Swift Tech Buy.

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