The #i#phoneX is coming soon, and if you ##Want to be able to afford it, you have three options: travel back in time and buy a shedload of bitcoin; sell a kidney; or sell your existing phone and hope you get a good price. That third option is probably the best. But if you haven’t sold a phone, it can be daunting: may people like to hang on to their #oldmodel, “j#USt in case”, and even if it just sits gathering dust in a drawer somewhere, that’s less stressful than having to deal with exchanging cash on the internet. #Goodnews, then. It’s generally quite easy to sell a #phoneonline these days. Comparison sites such as Sell My Mobile allow you to pit the numerous resale sites against each other: currently, for instance, Phones #2Pounds will offer you £272 for a #128GB iPhone 6s, while #Money for your Phone will give you the best price for the Plus version of the same vintage – £276. For those looking for a bit more cash, #eBay remains the best place to turn. The same phone that will net you £272 from Phones 2 Pounds is selling for around £400 on the online marketplace – and prices for faulty or otherwise damaged phones are significantly higher still, with even cracked and smashed phones going for more than £200. It’s also hugely popular. According to the company, “iPhone” has been the most popular search term on the entire site over the last year, with #Sales exceeding £1bn over the same period. The increase in #Buyers is evened out by the increase in sellers, so don’t expect the demand to boost your earnings too much, but the liquid market means you can be certain you’ll sell. The downside is that eBay carries a bit more risk than the commercial buyers. The site’s anti-fraud mechanisms are weighed heavily in the buyer’s favour, making it important to do things by the book on the off chance that you end up the victim of a scammer (or just an overly demanding buyer). That means documenting everything, posting the phone through recorded delivery, and taking care to note suspicious signs from buyers – like requests to ship to #POBoxes, or strange payment methods.