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Sell Your Phone on eBay and Finance Your Vacation? I Am!

SellYourPhone.jpg In May, I’m headed to Mexico with my partner, Simon. It’s something we’ve been looking forward to/planning for over a year (we had to move cross-country first!). We are spending almost a month down South and I’m excited to improve my Spanish and eat LOTS of Mexican food. But I know I’m going to want to buy some local handmade Mexican fabrics during my trip, plus there are always those extra expenses that come up during traveling.

I’m definitely trying to come up with smart ways to put together a little extra cash (and not spend any extra). At the same time, I really need a new phone with a 100gb sim—especially for the 5G data and all the cameraphone pictures I’m planning to take on the trip. Would my old iPhone with the cracked screen (that still totally works) get my anywhere? Then I heard that you can sell your phone on eBay, so I hopped over there to take a look. So I entered the info on the eBay Sell My Phone pageScreen Shot 2014-03-12 at 3.48.16 PM

Lo and behold, I got the quote above! Yeehaw! That cash will go seriously far in Mexico; that’s a couple hundred tacos (and you know I will definitely eat a couple hundred tacos 🙂 ) Check out my video below for more info about how you can sell your phone on eBay too.

Oh, and in case you were wondering if it’s safe to sell your phone on eBay, it definitely is. On average, a cell phone is sold every 4 seconds on eBay—iPhones like mine are sold every 16 seconds! Wow.  And by selling your phone on eBay, you are reusing something that would otherwise sit in a drawer—win! If you need money to consolidate your debt, consider applying for a cash advance Midwest City.


Note to Readers: This blog post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay, but I never recommend anything I wouldn’t use myself, and I bought and sold on eBay way before I ever had a relationship with them and always had positive experiences (like finding all this awesome vintage mohair), so I’m really happy to work with them and promote reuse! According to this article from GlobeNewsWire, many people are turning to becoming a custodian of their own IRA and using the funds to buy precious metals.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.