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Planning to buy a new smartphone? There are several good reasons why you shouldn’t just throw your old one away. For one thing, it’s worth something. Selling your old phone can put money in your pocket in as little as 24 hours. And buying a new phone doesn’t have to be expensive. When you sell your phone and buy a refurbished one, you can save yourself hundreds of dollars while taking your pick from one of the largest selections of smartphones available on the market. 

There are many reasons you may want to trade your phone in and buy a new one. Maybe your phone’s getting kind of old; maybe you want to switch to a different make or model; maybe there’s a certain smartphone out there that has the exact sort of functions you want. Whatever the case, OzMobiles sells high-quality and sustainable refurbished mobile phones in Australia that will leave you pleased with your purchase.

So what are refurbished smartphones? What makes them better than other second-hand smartphones? And how much is a second-hand iPhone worth when you trade it in? This blog answers these questions and more as we explore how to get the best deal possible when you sell your phone and buy a new one.

Tips on Selling Your Old Phone 

Selling your phone online can be a difficult and time-consuming process. There’s a lot to think about:  what platforms you should list it on, what sort of images to use, and what you should write in the description. Then there’s the all-important financial question: how much is a second-hand iPhone or Android worth on the market?

If you plan to sell your phone privately on an online marketplace, there are definitely some tips and techniques you can observe for a smoother sale:

Be detailed in your description

A lot of second-hand smartphone buyers know exactly what they’re looking for before they start shopping. If you’re detailed and thorough yet completely honest about your phone’s capabilities, they’ll appreciate it.

Take good photos

It goes without saying, but showing the device in its best possible light will help you sell it faster. Make sure your smartphone is clean and free of smudges before you whip out your camera and start taking pictures of it.

Save all your data

Make sure you back up any photos, videos and anything else on your phone that you want to hold onto and save them to your computer or another secure device.

Remove all your accounts and paired devices

Remove any access via your phone to linked accounts and third-party apps like e-mail accounts, social media accounts etc.

Perform a factory reset

A factory reset is the safest way to ensure the person who buys your phone can’t access any of your information or data.

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If you want to make the process easy, your best option is to sell your phone to OzMobiles!

We simplify the transaction and ensure you get the highest possible value for your money, with payment rates that are usually a minimum of 20% higher than other providers.

We make the process of selling your device easy. Just head to https://sell.ozmobiles.com.au/, look for the device in the system and follow the steps outlined.

You’ll have to identify what kind of condition the device is in. Like most refurbished providers, OzMobiles sells refurbished phones in grades, with the highest-level devices brand new or ex-demo. Issues like a cracked screen, poor battery or too many chips and dents will affect how much you can sell your phone for.

Once you’ve entered your smartphone model and the condition it’s in, our website will give you an idea of how much a second-hand iPhone or Android phone is worth.

You can send your device to us for free via Australia Post or via your satchel, which is included in your order when you buy refurbished mobile phones in Australia through OzMobiles.

Select your preferred payment method, and once we receive your device, we’ll transfer the payment to your account within 24 hours.

From start to finish, the entire process is much easier than choosing the right online marketplace(s), dealing with sellers personally and grappling with answers to questions like “How much is a second-hand iPhone worth?” With a Best Price Guarantee, a Risk-Free Guarantee and Fast Payment, OzMobiles offers a more secure way to sell your phone.

If you’ve been craving a change or an upgrade, why not sell your phone and get your hands on a new one at the same time? If you’ve only bought brand-new devices up until now, it’s the perfect chance to reap the benefits of buying refurbished mobile phones in Australia.

Benefits of Buying a Refurbished Mobile Phone 

Buying refurbished mobile phones in Australia is a better choice for a few reasons:

It’s better for your bank balance

When you buy refurbished, you can save hundreds of dollars off a regular retail price, sometimes even a grand or more. You don’t have to settle for an older smartphone, either. You can score massive savings on a variety of recent models.

It’s better for the environment

E-waste is the fastest-growing form of waste in the world and is responsible for 70% of the dangerous chemicals found in landfill. Smartphones are responsible for 10% of that e-waste. Buying a refurbished smartphone means one less phone that gets thrown on the scrap heap plus one less phone that needs to be produced, which also cuts down on carbon emissions.

You still get a warranty

Unlike buying a phone from a stranger on a marketplace, you still get a warranty when buying a refurbished one. If anything goes wrong or you don’t get the phone you expected, you’re able to pursue a refund or exchange.

Refurbished phones are unlocked

When you buy refurbished devices, you’re not stuck with any particular provider or plan. Just pop your SIM card in, and you’re ready to go.

Refurbished phones offer variety

New phones, old phones, Androids, and iPhones – it’s all on the table when you buy refurbished ones. Online, you’ll find the largest variety of smartphones you’re likely to come across anywhere. So where should you go to find the best-refurbished phones? The same place that will buy your second-hand device: OzMobiles.

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Sell Your Phone & Buy Refurbished Devices at OzMobiles

OzMobiles are happy to help you sell your phone for a good price and choose a brand-new one from our range of refurbished smartphones. Whether you’re looking for huge savings on Samsung smartphones or the perfect iPhone, OzMobiles has something on our site for you.

An Australian-owned and operated company, we test all of our devices at our Melbourne headquarters using a 72-point checking process. Every device we sell is 100% fully functional, sold with 12 months of warranty and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

We offer free and fast shipping. If you order your device before 12:30 pm on a weekday, we’ll send it out on the same day.

If you’ve found a better deal somewhere else, we’ll beat that price by $10 (terms and conditions apply). And if you’ve found the ideal phone but can’t afford it outright, we offer payment plans through third-party providers like ZipPay, AfterPay and PayPal Pay in 4.

For a sustainable smartphone swap that’s guaranteed to leave you satisfied, contact the OzMobiles team

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