How to Sell Your iPhone 5 With GadgetGone
How It Works
Selling to GadgetGone is a simple, 3-step process that turns your iPhone 5 into cash in as little as 2 days. The best part? We have the highest trade-in values around for your old iPhone 5, guaranteed—no matter the condition, quantity, or carrier.
Unlike other selling platforms or using Apple’s trade-in program, we have multiple payment options. We’re talking cold, hard cash—no gift cards here (unless you want one, of course). Get your quote today to get started!
Get Your Quote
Just fill out our simple form
Select your iPhone model, answer a few questions, and get an obligation-free offer instantly.
Ship Your iPhone 5
Signed, sealed, delivered
Box up your used iPhone 5 and ship it to us for free with our prepaid shipping label.
Get Paid Quick
Put money in your pocket
Choose between a mailed check, Amazon gift card, or PayPal payment. Once your iPhone is delivered, we’ll make sure you get paid ASAP.
Fast. Efficient. Profitable.
Why Use GadgetGone?
Get the Most Money Fast
Get the most money for your old iPhone 5 when you sell with GadgetGone. With our PriceMatch+ Guarantee, we’ll beat any quote offered by one of our approved competitors. Once we’ve received your iPhone, your cash will be on its way to you in as little as two days by PayPal, Amazon gift card, or mailed check.
Save Time and Energy
Want to sell your used iPhone 5 quickly? Skip the hassle of selling your old iPhone in person, dealing with non-paying eBay bidders, meeting up with low-balling local strangers, and getting pennies on the dollar from big-box stores by selling to GadgetGone. Get your guaranteed quote in seconds, then send your iPhone to us for free with our shipping kit and prepaid mailing label.
Receive Unmatched Customer Service
From helpful tips for first-time sellers to reminder texts for busy customers and answers to every question in between, our Customer Relationship Specialists make getting paid a breeze. Whatever you need, one of our customer-experience rock stars is only a text away.
Sell iPhones in Any Condition
GadgetGone offers the best price for your old iPhone 5, no matter which carrier you use or the condition it’s in. New, gently used, damaged, cracked, or just plain broken: if you’ve got it, we’ll buy it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know the trade-in value of my iPhone?
We want you to be happy with your offer from GadgetGone. So before selling your iPhone, it’s a good idea to get multiple price quotes to make sure you’re getting the best trade-in value for resale.
Aside from getting your instant GadgetGone offer, a great way to assess the potential value of your used iPhone is by taking a look at your phone carrier’s trade-in program or through Apple’s trade-in page. Keep in mind if you choose to sell your iPhone through the Apple Trade-In program, you’ll receive your payout as an Apple gift card, not cash. It’s also important to note that, in most cases, any sort of physical damage will drop the value of your Apple trade-in significantly—oftentimes to $0.
You can also look at other popular buyback programs like gazelle.com to get an idea of what your iPhone is worth. If you find a better price from any of these companies, GadgetGone will beat it with our PriceMatch+ Guarantee. Just message us to let us know the company you’d like to price match.
Or, if you’re interested in what the actual market value of your iPhone is, check out our iPhone values page. Remember that condition is very important when it comes to iPhone values—you’ll always get more money for an iPhone in excellent or good condition.
Can I sell my old iPhone 5 even if it’s broken?
Yes! GadgetGone accepts iPhones in a variety of different conditions, from brand-new to broken. We’re the best place to sell your broken iPhone 5 because unlike other trade-in sites, we’ll pay you a fair price.
Have an iPhone with a cracked or damaged screen (or even cracked backglass) that works perfectly otherwise? Don’t settle for lackluster offers from one of our competitors. Select our special “cracked” condition category and get paid more than with any other buyback program. You can even sell old iPhones that are water damaged or won’t turn on. No matter the issue, you’ll always get the most cash by trading in your cracked or broken iPhone with GadgetGone.
Can I sell a locked iPhone?
That depends on what you mean by “locked.” While you can sell your carrier-locked iPhone to GadgetGone, we do not accept iCloud-locked (also known as activation-locked) iPhones or used iPhones that have been reported as lost or stolen. You can trade in a phone that is still being financed to GadgetGone as well. Just make sure you select the “broken” condition category when getting your instant quote. Check out our guide on selling locked iPhones for more details.
Can I sell more than one iPhone?
Definitely! Heck, you can sell devices of all kinds to GadgetGone, not just iPhones. Whether you have multiple iPhones of the same model or a bunch of different models, you can add any quantity necessary to your cart when getting your initial quote. We even accept bulk trade-ins from wholesale sellers or companies looking for IT asset recovery.
Does it matter who my carrier is?
Not at all! GadgetGone offers instant quotes for iPhones from major carriers like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint (and of course you can sell unlocked iPhones, as well). If you need to sell a used iPhone from a lesser-known network carrier (like Xfinity, Cricket, Straight Talk, Tracfone, US Cellular, or others) just contact us for a custom quote.
Do I have to sell my iPhone after I get a quote?
Nope! All of our quotes are obligation-free. You don’t have to ship your iPhone unless you’re happy with the amount we’ve offered. And if for some reason you change your mind after sending it in, we’ll mail your used iPhone back to you for free—no questions asked.
How long do I have to ship my old iPhone?
Your quote is locked in for 14 days from the time you check out on our website. As long as the USPS tracking number shows you shipped your iPhone within those 14 days, your offer amount is guaranteed.
You can still ship your iPhone after the 14-day price-lock period (some of our customers wait 30 days or more); however, your phone will be subject to whatever our current pricing is at the time of evaluation. Earlier is always better, but feel free to ship your iPhone whenever you’re ready to sell!
What do I need to do before selling my iPhone?
Unsure of how to prepare your old iPhone for selling? Just follow these easy steps:
1. Back up your iPhone using iCloud or iTunes.
2. Turn off Find My iPhone and erase your data by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
3. Make sure your iPhone has been paid off and removed from your carrier account if necessary.
4. Fully charge your iPhone, then turn it off.
5. Remove your SIM card if you’d like to keep it for another device.
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