A quick guide to selling used electronics

29 Dec, 2022

4 min read

29 Dec, 2022 . 4 min read

Is everyone you know managing to get great prices for their old phones and laptops? Getting the most for your tech is really quite simple. All you have to do is understand the basics. After that, navigating the secondhand market and scoring a good price while selling your used phone or laptop will not be as tough as you imagined. Here’s what you should keep in mind.

When to sell

Selling a device at the ‘right’ time is very important. Gadgets and software are constantly being updated, which means that you should put your device on the market before it becomes obsolete and of little interest to buyers. Understanding phone depreciation with the same name and how it affects your selling price is essential too. Also, sell your device when it is still in good physical condition. If you have used it with care, it should be presentable and have minimal scratches and damage on the body. Electronics that look good sell at a better price.

What to do before selling

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Hang in there because this could take a while! First, put together the correct description for your device, and any accessories that you may have with it. Be honest, informative and precise in your description specifications. Clean it up and click flattering pictures to accompany the post. The next step is to price your device fairly. This is when the wait begins! Over time, you’ll get multiple quotes from various selling platforms. Choose your platform wisely since they will charge different fees and shipping costs; there may even be some hidden charges that will pop up as you proceed. And yes, be prepared for the quotes to be disappointingly low! Before you finalize the deal, make sure that you backup your data, protect your privacy and wipe the drive clean. Phew! You must also ensure your personal safety if you are meeting the buyer in person. Last step – keep your fingers crossed for full and timely payment.

Or, go through NorthLadder!

Alternatively, you could skip most of the details mentioned above, treat your device gently and put it on NorthLadder at the right time! What exactly is NorthLadder? NorthLadder is a unique service where you can sell your laptop, phone, smartwatch and tablet online and get instant cash in a safe, dignified and hassle-free manner. There is a significant difference between the average dealer price and maximum price you get if you sell your electronics online with NorthLadder. How do we manage to give you a good deal? The devil is in the details – NorthLadder has set up a platform of dealers who participate in an auction for your device. What you get is the highest bid or the best price for your used electronics from this auction. There are no hidden costs and no surprises. NorthLadder also offers a home pick up service to give you the option of carrying out the deal from the convenience of your home. To understand how exactly we work, visit our website, or get in touch at .

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