Published on May 6th, 2013 | by John I.1
Advantages of using Online Services to Sell Your Mobile Devices
Days having to conduct a garage sale to get rid of your old stuff, both working and useless are gone. With the advent of the internet, almost everything can be done online. Not just selling stuff, but buying them, playing games, watching movies, talking to people – you name it, and it can be done online. The internet has made the world a global village, where people can connect from one part of the earth to the other in a matter of seconds, and interact in real time. Thus it comes as no surprise that there are so many websites on the internet that let you sell your old stuff online, so that you don’t have to have a physical place that requires advertisement that you are selling something.
With the virtual world, everything you do happens on the internet – as simple as that. However, there are many advantages that come with using these websites to sell your phone online – some of which we will describe in the following lines.
One of the best advantages you get is the size of the audience. When you post an ad for your phone in one of the leading websites, the first thing you will be amazed by is the number of people who will see your advertisement. Now you might think, ‘how much do I need to shell out just to sell my phone?’ Well, most of these websites offer free ad posting, so you don’t have to shell out a cent to let the world know that you intend to sell your phone. You put up the details of the phone, along with a few pictures, and just sit back and watch the emails come.
You could choose to be contacted via phone, too, but putting your phone number just like that out on the internet for everyone to see could invade your privacy, so make sure you give your actual number only to people who are serious in purchasing your phone. This is the first and biggest advantage selling mobiles online gives you.
The next obvious advantage is that you need to be available at all times to receive emails or calls about the phone. People leave you an email that they are interested in your phone once they view your ad, and you can reply at leisure, negotiate the price and sell if interested. There is no pressure on your part to reply to emails immediately, or pick up calls about potential interest in the phone as they come. Even if it’s 3 AM, and you are sound asleep, someone who is interested in your phone will email you, and you can reply after you get up. Thus what this service provides is a round-the-clock marketplace that is always open, no matter what.
And the last, but not the least, advantage of using the internet to sell your mobile phone is that you get to build your reputation. You heard it right, your reputation. What your reputation has to do with anything, you might wonder.
Most of such websites use buyers’ feedback to rank sellers, and if you have a good track record, chances are you will be seen as a trusted seller, and more people will want to buy stuff from you. This way, the next time you have something you want to sell, you will get a lot of customers, people who have simply heard about you on the website and want to see how good a seller you really are.
We guess you are now thinking ‘what a good deal to get when all I want to do is sell my phone!’ Well, this is an advantage that actually comes in very handy in the long run.