iPhone 5 Sales Behavior on the Second-Hand Market

It’s been a little over month since the iPhone 5’s pre-orders have shipped. Now online orders have a 3-4 week lead time, and stores across the nation remain sold out. The iPhone 5’s startling demand has created a massive and active second hand market that continues to grow.

We’ve taken a look at the day-to-day sales data from popular online shopping sites including eBay, throughout the month of October and would like to share our findings with you. We hope we can help you make a better informed decision with regards to your iPhone 5 purchase or sale.

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Movaluate Second-Hand Device Market Report [October 2012]

Hey guys, we’re pleased to announce our first publication of Movaluate’s Second-Hand Device Market Report.

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Movaluate is a service that facilitates the exchange of used mobile devices on the second-hand market by giving buyers and sellers an accurate pricing guide for their devices. In addition to our individual price reports, Movaluate will provide a monthly analysis of the second-hand device market to help users better understand the used smartphone climate.

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How to Successfully Buy a Smartphone on Craigslist

Today we’ll be going over the steps necessary to successfully buying a smartphone on Craigslist, while avoiding buying something like this:


Limited Edition Galaxy S II Cardboard

The process for securely buying a smartphone in Craigslist can be divided into three main sections.

1. Discovery

The first step in buying anything on Craigslist is to find a good candidate-we can’t spend all day visiting everyone selling an iPhone 5, so lets narrow down our choices. In order to maximize relevant results and minimize false positives, be as specific as possible without adding more search terms than necessary:

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Top 5 Tips for Successfully Selling your Smartphone on Craigslist

If it’s your first time making a sale on Craigslist, it may be a daunting-even scary, task. What with all the Nigerian princes and people overseas promising to pay you in moon money, there are certainly causes for concern.

Over the years I’ve had my share successful (and some not so successful) dealings on Craigslist. I’ve found the best formula for a smooth transaction where both parties leave happy consistently revolves around these 5 critical factors:

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Movaluate is Now Live with Over 250 devices!

Hey guys, we’ve launched the latest version of Movaluate with price reports for over 250 of today’s most popular smartphones and tablets:

Each device in our database is updated daily with actual sales data, allowing us to to give you a comprehensive assessment of a device’s value. With options to specify your device’s exact condition, we provide an accurate appraisal of your smartpone so you know how much money you should spend or earn on your sale.

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The Movaluate Blog is under construction!

Hey guys, our blog is currently under construction right now but stay tuned for helpful guides including:

  • How to buy/sell on Craigslist
  • How to buy/sell on eBay
  • What is the best way to check the condition of device
  • 5 tips for a successful sale

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