• 6 months 4 days ago
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    I currently have a year-old Virgin Mobile Android smartphone listed for sale on both eBay and Craigslist and it has been listed on both sites for nearly a week now and I haven't received any hits at all. I bought the phone new for $80 as a prepaid a little over a year ago and just upgraded to an iPhone. When I first listed the phone, my asking price was $50 and each day since I've been dropping the price on eBay by about $5, assuming the reason no one is offering to buy it is because my price is too high. Now, my price on eBay is down to $25, while my Craigslist price is currently at $40. What could be the problem??? I'm posting a link to the Craigslist ad, which is pretty much the same as the eBay ad, so maybe someone here can tell me if there is anything wrong with my ad that could be turning away potential buyers. Thanks in advance for any help/advice.
    http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/mob/4129903125.html
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      • 6 months 4 days ago
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      My wife had mentioned to me that Android powered devices had poor reviews on most consumer sites. Maybe this is partly to blame?
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        • 6 months 4 days ago
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        Ghost of Vapor wrote:
        My wife had mentioned to me that Android powered devices had poor reviews on most consumer sites. Maybe this is partly to blame?

        I'm hoping I get *something* for it...I'm just hoping that I don't have to keep lowering the price to the point that I'm practically giving it away. I need a little extra money to hold me until my next payday, which is next Friday. I don't want to end up throwing it away or taking it to a phone recycling drop-off location.
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          • 6 months 2 days ago
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          Ahem, I sold two books yesterday for $45 each. Not that I wanted to rub it in your face but... [insert Carlton's groove]
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            • 6 months 1 day ago
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            Look at completed auctions for the same model and see what people have been able to sell it for recently.

            Cell phones are really hard to sell, especially a year old. They are "free" with a contract and most people (in USA) rather go for that.

            Use a ten day auction that ends on Sunday evening.

            Low starting price. $1, with 50 cent increment.

            Forget about craigslist.

            Try glyde.com. They have fixed prices and tell you what you'll get before you commit.
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              • 5 months 29 days ago
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              Cell phones (even smart phones) are a dine a dozen. Most people either recycle them or donate them. Virgin Mobile phones are CDMA and can be difficult to activate on another network. This is especially true if they are locked and/or don't use a sim card. No matter what it will not work with T-mobile and ATT because they use GSM.

              When it comes to selling on ebay it's all about the title, pictures and price. Use as many words are you can to describe the item in the title. Finally just relax and leave it on there for awhile. There are a lot of other phone you are up against.
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