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Why It’s Better to Sell Your Old Phone With MLG Cash

Feb 16, 2022 •

Many old phones can be traded-in or sold, and there are multiple ways to do so. Of the various options, selling your old phone with MLG Cash offers a combination of cash and convenience that other methods don’t match.

Get the Best Price for Your Old Phone

We at MLG Cash are well-positioned to buy your old phone at an excellent price (for you), and our offers don’t come with extensive contract requirements.

Carriers generally don’t pay as much as companies that specialize in buying phones. The total dollar amount that carriers offer is usually lower, and that amount often comes with obligations. You’ll likely have to put whatever is paid toward a new phone. You might also have to sign a one- or two-year contract, which may not offer the best monthly price on cell phone service.

You can expect to get a better price from most companies that specialize in buying phones. Among those companies, we at MLG Cash have a track record of paying more than others. Our offers can be as much as 30 percent higher than what competitors will pay.

You also could get an excellent price if you sell directly to another individual via a local online marketplace, such as Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.

With regard solely to price, selling to a phone-buying company or listing locally will probably net you the highest offer.

Know Who You’re Selling the Phone To

No offer is good if it’s a scam, and the best way to avoid being scammed is to know your buyer.

You don’t necessarily know who your buyer is if you sell locally through an online platform. While you can try to vet a buyer, there’s only so much you can know when asking a few questions and meeting briefly in person. The risk of a scam can be minimized — but is hard to eliminate entirely.

Selling to either a carrier or a reputable online phone buying company ensures that you won’t be scammed. You can trust both a carrier and a well-known company to provide legitimate offers.

At MLG Cash, we’re one of the most well-known companies that buy phones online (if not the most well-known). We’ve purchased thousands upon thousands of old cell phones, and we have many repeat sellers.

We’ve also strived to provide additional peace of mind by partnering with The UPS Store — a trusted shipping service — and offering instant payment when you drop off the device.

Sell Your Phone Conveniently

Once you decide to sell your phone, you want to complete the process as quickly as possible.

Listing on an online platform is the least convenient way to sell a phone. You not only have to value the phone and create a listing, but you also must field all inquiries. Multiple scams and non-serious buyers could contact you, before a serious and legitimate buyer does. The entire process could take anywhere from a few days to several weeks (or sometimes longer).

Both online buyers and carriers offer convenient ways to surrender your phone and get paid. Online buyers (again) tend to pay more, though, and we’ve designed an especially convenient process.

By partnering with The UPS Store, we’re able to accept phones at the chain’s 5,000+ locations. There’s bound to be a location near you, and it might even be closer than the nearest carrier location.

Once you drop your phone off at a UPS Store location, we’ll pay instantly via Paypal. You could receive payment in however long it takes to drive to a store and wait in line (which usually isn’t more than a few minutes). That money, of course, is yours to do with as you like.

MLG Cash Offers Price, Trust and Convenience

Most phone-selling options offer either a good price or a convenient process, but MLG Cash is where you’ll find the trio of price, trust, and convenience.

Get started with our online quote tool — which will show what we can pay after answering just a few brief questions. If you’re happy with the offer (and we think you will be), that money could be yours as soon as you head to The UPS Store.