Last Updated on February 27, 2020 by Husain Parvez
If you’re trying to find out how to sell Apple Watch, hopefully, yours, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve recently come to notice that many of you are asking that exact question which is exactly why we decided to write this article.
Once you learn how it’s actually a very easy thing to do. So, without any further ado, let’s get right into it!
How to Sell Apple Watch: The Basics
Overall, here is everything that you’re going to have to learn:
- Packaging and taking photos
- Setting the price
- Finding a good platform
- Choosing a decent parcel service
1: Packaging and taking photos
If you haven’t already, we’d highly recommend safely packaging your Apple Watch before shipping it out to make sure that it’s not going to get damaged before it arrives at its destination.
And before you do that, remember to take a few pictures of it to post on your online listing. That’s important for potential buyers so that they’ll know what they are dealing with before buying. I mean, they obviously know that they are getting a used Apple Watch – but they don’t know if there are any marks or scratches on it.
And they obviously don’t have to be professional shots from a DSLR or anything like that. Just point and shoot with your phone. It’ll do. Try capturing the watch from multiple angles
Since we’re only talking about an Apple Watch, a bit of bubble wrap with a small box and duct tape are generally all you need to safely package your item on a budget. And it may not be the most professional package that you’ll ever see. But, hey – as long as it works.
Do keep in mind that some parcel companies will handle packaging for you. Some of them charge extra while others always include it in their shipping cost regardless of if you actually need that service or not. More on that later.
2: Setting a Price
You can’t just sell a used Apple Watch or anything that has to do with tech, really at any price that you like. People are buying used stuff to get more value. If there’s someone who is selling the same thing at a lower price, chances are that they are going to prefer him instead of you.
At the same time, however, you can’t go too cheap because then you’ll end up losing even if you successfully sell your watch. What most people do is that they look at their other local listings and then they price what they want to sell as closely as possible to their prices.
That said, you’ll obviously have to take into account the overall condition of the watch and anything like that. Something that came out of the box should be worth a bit more than an item that has undergone heavy use for years.
3: Finding a Good Platform
Now that your Apple Watch is ready to be shipped out, you need to find a platform that’s going to sort of advertise/list your product. And there are plenty around to choose from, so, here are some of the most popular ones!
As far as used electronics are concerned, things like smartphones, tablets, laptops, or, in our case, wearables, Swappa is one of our go-to websites. In fact, it’s always one of the first ones that we always recommend.
Selling there is as easy as creating an account, creating your listing with any details that the website may ask, post your photos, and then you play the waiting game. The good thing about this is that the buyer needs to pay before you ship the product. So, at least you won’t have to worry about not getting paid.
Selling on Amazon has both pros and cons. First of all, you’re dealing with what is quite possibly the most popular e-commerce platform on the Earth right now – at least for us Westerners. So, both the buyer and seller always know that they are dealing with something big and legitimate, if that makes sense.
The only downside is that Amazon asks for a sort of monthly subscription of $39.99 to sell while also charging for any additional fees that may come afterward. Not to mention that the sign-up process isn’t exactly easy.
Overall, we’d say that it’s only a good alternative for those who are willing to sell a lot of stuff afterward apart from their Apple Watch. Otherwise, it’s probably not worth it.
eBay is arguably the most popular platform when it comes to selling anything from consumer to consumer. However, it also tends to be the most chaotic out of our top 3 choices.
The biggest problem with it is that if you’re a new seller, most people aren’t going to trust you – especially when there are hundreds of others who are selling the same thing at about the same price in the same area.
At the same time, the good thing about it is that unlike Amazon and Swappa, you can use it in pretty much every country without having to worry about import fees or anything like that.
4: Choosing a Decent Parcel Service
After you manage to successfully sell your Apple Watch, the last thing that you’ll have to do is to choose a reliable parcel service. Unfortunately, this is something that can greatly differ from region to region. So, there’s not much that we can say to help you out with this one.
For example, DHL may be good in Germany, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to be just as good in the US or in any other region. So, do your research on that one.
One of the best methods that we’ve personally found over the years, apart from asking friends and family who also ship out stuff, is Google Map’s local reviews. Chances are that you’ll find tons of people talking about their personal experiences with a specific carrier there. And remember that those usually only refer to the very specific people in your town. So, we’d say that it’s at the very least a good start.
While checking out the different couriers, pay attention to their prices and what else is included in that price. For example, some of them offer free packaging, damage protection, and things like that. Aka; extra services.
Some websites give you the option of delivering your item hand to hand – which eradicates the need of finding a courier/parcel service. But, we’d advise to at the very least be careful with such practices as you can never know who you’re dealing with.
That’s pretty much all there is on how to sell Apple Watch. All you have to do is take some pictures, find a good platform to post your offer, wait until a buyer gets it, then you put it in a nice package and you ship it out.
If you think that we forgot to mention something important or that we got anything wrong, feel free to let us know about it in the comments down below. Questions are obviously welcome as well!
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