What: Sell your smart phone (Samsung or Apple), tablet or smart watch

Commissions & Fees: Not applicable

Husl$core: $$$$

Review: MaxBack is among a dozen different sites that claim to provide top dollar for your old smart phone, tablet or smart watch. Like the other sites, MaxBack will provide postage and will wipe the phone if you don’t do it yourself (but do wipe your data before sending). The site gets excellent reviews on TrustPilot and pretty good reviews elsewhere, too. The only hitch: It doesn’t necessarily pay the most for your old cell phone, but it does pay quickly. 

Other sites to consider when selling a cell: Swappa, which has you sell direct to other consumers, and may get you a better price and TheWhizCells, which works much like MaxBack. 


What their users say: From TrustPilot:

“Easy, fast processing of my trade-in Apple Watch for the full valuation quoted. Especially good considering this was handled during the huge snowstorm at their office in Erie, PA. My only gripe was that I had to supply my own packaging. Rivals like Gazelle send you a box in which to ship your device back to them.”

“I’ve used MaxBack to sell several of my old cell phones over the past several years. Their website is easy to use. They make it easy to send in the phones and they’ve always paid what they’ve said they’d pay for the phones. They also pay very quickly through PayPal. They’re a great company to work with. I won’t hesitate to use them again.”

From ResellerRatings:

“Pretty easy to use. Their prices are really dropping though. They used to be the best price hands down, but have dipped to the point that I have to check competitors before going to them. “

“Phone was returned. Not their fault nor mine. Sprint does some weird things. Got it fixed but sold back to apple for 25% more, though its apple gift money. “

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