Where is the Best Place to Sell My iPhone X?

Where is the Best Place to Sell My iPhone X?

Whether you are looking to upgrade your phone or just need some quick cash, you might be wondering where the best place is to sell your iPhone X. As with most top of the line electronics, when it comes to selling an iPhone X, you’ll have lots of options. It will be all too easy to become overwhelmed or to go with the most straightforward option just to get it over with. Thankfully, we can help. At Central Mega Pawn, we have lots of experience buying and selling iPhones across all its generations and are well acquainted with all the options for selling an iPhone. Keep reading for a breakdown of the most popular options and learn why your local pawn shop should be at the top of your list when you need or want to sell your iPhone X.

Sell it to a buy-back service

Sellers tend to go with a buy-back service because they are quick and easy. However, services like these can be risky because they tend to be very picky about the condition. Also, because buy-back services are flooding the market, the prices they pay can vary widely. You will still need to do lots of homework to make sure that you are dealing with a buy-back service that is fair, and that will pay an acceptable price.

Trade it in for upgrade or store credit

If you are more concerned with upgrading or getting store credit than with getting your money’s worth, you can trade-in your iPhone X for credit toward a newer model or store credit. The two biggest sources of upgrade credit are currently Apple and Best Buy. Many sellers report that the trade-in value at both of these stores is fair. However, if you are looking for cash for your iPhone X, this option is not for you, because you will receive the value of your phone in the form of store credit or gift card, not in cash.

Sell it yourself online

Selling your iPhone X yourself may get you the most money, but it can be very risky. Here are some of the most popular ways to sell your iPhone X yourself online:

  • Craigslist – this site is helpful if you want cash for your phone, as many buyers there expect to pay in cash. However, the site is notorious for buyers who try to pay as little as possible and buyers who never show up once a price is agreed upon. Another potential problem is that selling here requires that you meet your buyer in person, so you should be sure to meet up in a safe, well-lit public space. Many police departments offer sections of their parking lots for in-person transactions as well. The key to selling on Craigslist is to make sure to communicate clearly with the buyer about price, condition, and expectations.
  • Facebook Marketplace – Facebook Marketplace will also get you cash for your iPhone X. Many sellers prefer this to Craigslist, as it removes the anonymity from the transaction – you can view the profile of all your interested buyers, which may lead to fewer no-shows. Also, people you are connected to on Facebook can recommend your listing to their friends, which may help you sell your iPhone X faster.
  • eBay – eBay can be a fast and safe way to sell your iPhone X, because of the buyer and seller protections. However, you must not only do lots of work to list your iPhone X, but you will also pay fees a percentage of the cost in fees, as well as a fee to PayPal. Then, you must pay for shipping and handling, hoping that your buyer does not have buyer’s remorse, as eBay is known for siding with buyers when it comes to disputes.

Sell it to your local pawn shop

Pound for pound, your local pawn shop is your best bet for selling your iPhone X. Not only is it faster and safer than selling it yourself online, but you will also get cash in hand in a matter of minutes. Your local pawn shop will offer you a fair price that you can negotiate or refuse with no questions asked. When you sell your iPhone X to your local pawn shop, you:

  • Will not pay fees – no listing or sales fees, no fees to electronic payment processing.
  • Will not pay shipping or handling – no time or money spent packing up your iPhone X, taking it to the post office and hoping it arrives in one piece.
  • Will not put your information at risk – pawn shops do not ask you for your bank account or credit card information, unlike apps or sites that require you to connect your information to receive payment.

Selling your iPhone X to your local pawn shop will get you cash in hand in a matter of minutes.

How to get top dollar for your iPhone X at your local pawn shop

Your local pawn shop will do its best to offer you the most for your iPhone X. However, there are some things to keep in mind to make it easy for your local pawnbroker:

  • Packaging – the more original packaging you can offer your local pawn shop, the easier it will be for them to resell.
  • Condition – the better the condition, the more your local pawn shop can offer. Hopefully, your iPhone X spent its time with you in a secure case and is free of scratches, dents, or other problems that will make it harder to sell. Even if it hasn’t, and has a little wear and tear, it can still get you a reasonable price. Just be prepared to show that it still works when you bring it in.
  • Do your homework – look up recent online sales for iPhone X’s in conditions similar to yours to see what you can realistically expect.

If you are the fence about selling your iPhone X, keep in mind that the best time to sell any iPhone is right now. iPhones lose value by the day, so visit us as soon as possible to turn your iPhone X into cash in minutes!

4 Vital Services Pawn Shops Provide to Their Local Communities

4 Vital Services Pawn Shops Provide to Their Local Communities

When people think about what services are truly essential to communities, many list things like grocery stores, public transportation, or schools. However, few realize that pawnshops should be included on the list. This is because pawn shops fill many essential roles in their local communities. In fact, when state and local governments enacted shelter-in-place policies to help slow down the spread of COVID-19, many pawnshops remained open because their local authorities recognize them as essential businesses. Keep reading to find out about just a few of the many vital services that your local pawn shop provides to your community.

Banking services for all

According to the Federal Reserve, over 55 million adult Americans either do not have a bank account or are underbanked, meaning that they must rely on things like payday advances and credit cards for their banking needs. Pawnshops fill that gap by providing things like loans and credit services for those who do not have access to traditional banks, all without credit checks, applications, or rejection processes. For millions of Americans, their local pawn shop is their economic lifeline. And, unlike payday advance stores, pawn shops are not predatory lenders and hold themselves to strict regulations.

Safe, fair loans

Like most other pawnshops, when members of Central Mega Pawn’s community find themselves furloughed, or otherwise without an income, they turn to us for fast, safe loans that get them the cash they need. We understand that our community is made up of good, hardworking people who find themselves in a financial pinch through no fault of their own. We are proud to offer fair, short-term loans to our neighbors.

An additional bonus of pawnshop loans is that customers cannot borrow an excessive amount of money. The loans are limited by the value of their item and have a short repayment period. This keeps our community members from getting into trouble. Compare this to predatory payday loans that force hardworking people to put all their future earnings at risk, or to credit cards, which are designed to get people to spend more than they mean to, thereby trapping people in a vicious cycle of interest and repayment that can last for decades.

Pawn shop loans are also a safe haven for people who have little, no, or bad credit. This is because a pawn shop loan does not involve a credit score in any way. There are never any credit checks for a pawn shop loan, and the loans never go on a person’s credit record. A damaged or low credit score can affect everything from housing to employment, so for those who are just starting out building up their credit history, or rebuilding their credit score, the freedom from worry about what a credit check can do to them can come as a great relief.

Making essential items available to all

Pawn shops should be your first stop when you want great prices on almost anything. In this challenging time, where people are struggling to adjust their work to provide for their families, it can be prohibitively expensive to buy essential tools and supplies to stay competitive and even entertainment.

Like many other pawn shops, the inventory at Central Mega Pawn is continuously changing, but we always have lots of items that our community members need and want. Such as:

  • Tools – workers of all stripes do not have to shell out for marked-up retail prices on tools they need to get the job done when they shop at their local pawn shop. We always have lots of hand tools and power tools to choose from, so that workers and homeowners can get back to doing what they do best.
  • Computers – work is increasingly going remote, and more and more people are looking for ways to make their living online. Instead of paying thousands of dollars to get started, people can visit us to get a laptop, computer, or other accessories at a fraction of retail price. Smart buyers who realize that they do not need the latest models can get all the equipment they need at their local pawn shop at an unbeatable price.
  • Entertainment – parents everywhere are struggling to keep their kids, and themselves, entertained during shelter-in-place orders. But, in this shaky economy facing an uncertain future, it can seem prohibitively expensive to upgrade televisions, speakers, DVD, or Blu-Ray players, to say nothing of video game consoles or video games. With their low prices on entertainment supplies, from televisions to video games of all kinds, pawn shops like Central Mega pawn make it easier to keep kids occupied and to enhance the home entertainment experience for the entire family.

An economical and safe place to buy and sell

When people choose to buy, sell, or pawn at their local pawn shop, they are choosing a much safer route than buying or selling online. People do not have to risk their safety by meeting strangers they only know through websites or person to person sales apps. When it comes to buying, customers at a pawn shop know that their pawnbrokers have done everything in their power to ensure that they are selling only legitimate items, which cannot be said about sales apps or websites.

Also, instead of paying for shipping and handling, and without having to haggle with buyers over the price, members of our community can walk into our safe, secure pawn shop, safely buy what they need, or pawn for an item for quick cash. At Central Mega Pawn, we pride ourselves on providing a safe and clean environment for all your needs.

As you can see, locally pawn shops like Central Mega Pawn provide necessary services to their community and have been doing so for hundreds of years. Central Mega Pawn is proud to be a part of the tradition that pawn shops have had in civilization. Visit us today to see how we can help you as a valued member of our community.