What: Marketplace to price and sell phones, electronics and books

Commissions/fees: None

Husl $core: $$$$$

Where: National

Review: Flipsy aims to be the Kayak of phone and tablet sales, seamlessly comparing prices from multiple sites that would be willing to purchase your used technology. The site also has an app that provides bar code scanning for books — much like BookScouter. However, the website is mainly about iPhones, iPads, Android and Blackberry. And, like Sell Cell, it lists a limited number of sites where you can market your phone — and not necessarily the ones that will pay the most. 

There are no fees or commissions to shop. You plug in the information about what you want to sell; the site shows what some other sites are offering. If you like the offers, click on one and you’ll be sent to that site. Flipsy makes its money from referral fees. The site says it has investigated each vendor to ensure that they’re reputable and pay promptly, but we see they recommend BuyBackWorld, which scores poorly with us because of consumer complains. We found no negative seller reviews of Flipsy, which also does list some of the more reputable sellers including TheWhizCells. It does not appear to list Glyde or Swappa, which allow you to sell your phone directly to another consumer, which often nets more (but can take more time.)

What experts say: 

In absence of seller reviews, we looked for professional reviews, of which there were several — all positive. This is from IGeeksBlog, which seemed to sum them up nicely:

“If you’re planning to sell your iPhone/iPad, and want no hassles and risks along the way, you should try Flipsy.com. Oh, by the way, they also deal with a bucket load of other gadgets like Samsung, Nokia, HTC, LG smartphones, game consoles, books, Mac, BlackBerry etc.”

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