I think it’s common knowledge that if you have a car to sell, you’ll make more money selling it privately than through a dealer particularly if you’re trading in.
Turns out, the same applies to Mobile phones.
eBay research shows that you could get up to $249 more by selling privately over and above the trade-in values at our Telcos and Apple.
And eBay have the data to prove it – 69,269 mobile phones were sold on their platform in Australia in 2019 – that’s a hell of a lot of phones.
eBay’s Sophie Onikul says, “With a 21% increase in the value of mobile phones sitting unused in drawers and cupboards in the last year alone and a mobile phone sold every 68 seconds on eBay, now is the perfect time to sell your old phone to fund an upgrade to a new model.”
“eBay shoppers looking to upgrade their device can find a huge range of brand new mobile phones including the latest models at affordable prices from one of our 40,000 Australian retailers.”
The average selling price of a mobile phone on eBay is over $300, and when you pair that with the Mobile Muster research which predicts there are some 25,000,000 mobile phones sitting in drawers in Aussie homes unused – there could be $8 billion worth of phones out there.
Time to grab your phones and sell them – if they work, they are worth something!
And if they don’t, they are worthless to you – so find your local Mobile Muster drop-off point and toss them out!
Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.
He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.
Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave.