How To Sell Used Sprint Cell Phones And Accessories
Want to know how to sell used sprint phones and accessories in a flash? The possibilities are endless. Sprint is the third largest cellular carrier in the United States, with over 45 million customers. There is definitely a market out there for your used sprint phones and accessories. The economy has made even some of the most gadget obsessed folks less inclined to buy the latest and the greatest toy. They need your phones and accessories. Follow these steps and get ready for the sell.
Things you will need
- Check your inventory - Separate the working phones from the non-working phones. Do not discard the non-working phones; a dealer can use them for spare parts. Presentation is important; clean the phones before showing them. Take pictures of the Sprint phones and accessories.
- Price your inventory - You will not get what you paid for the phones and accessories. Check out Sprint.Com, if the phone is still listed you are in luck. If it has been discontinued this will affect the asking price. Check other sites to see the price for the items you are selling—this is a great reference when you are negotiating price.
- Set-up a PayPal account - It’s free to set up the account; customers can use Pay-Pal for the sales transaction. You will receive payment prior to shipping an item. PayPal will email both the seller and buyer with payment information and shipping tracking numbers.
- On-Line - There are numerous outlets online to sell merchandise: EBay, Craig’s List, and Amazon to name a few. There are also phone forums; you can post your phones and accessories along with your contact email address.
- Wireless Stores - The large Sprint dealerships will not purchase your used phones; smaller independent stores will buy the phones from you—call the stores and inquire. Sprint is not the only carrier that will purchase Sprint phones—some wireless stores carry all phones; it never hurts to ask.
- Make certain the phones are sellable - Call Sprint’s customer service department and find out if your phones are sellable. If they are still “showing” on an active or inactive account, they cannot be used-if they are reported lost or stolen, they must be removed from the list prior to being used.
- Consider consignment - If you cannot sell the phones outright, consider placing them in a store on consignment. Make certain you have a contract in writing with the terms of the consignment. If your Sprint phones and accessories have not sold within a specified time frame, move on to other options. The phones depreciate in value with every passing day.
- Delivery Options - Ship the phone to customers, even if they are local. Online transactions usually mean you don’t know who you are dealing with. Avoid meeting with private buyers and do not have them come to your home or place of business. Insure the Sprint phones and accessories before shipping. Place a receipt in the box, along with any notes regarding the phones and accessories. Make certain the contents of the box are wrapped in plastic to insure there will be no water damage if the box gets wet during shipping. Whether you use UPS, Fed Ex, or USPS, you will need to keep the tracking number for your records and to give to the customer.