I started our with SecondRotation; I don't like eBay so I didn't bother with them.
This is how the SecondRotation sale went:
- Go to web site.
- Create account.
- Get quote ($50).
- Clean out phone.
- Find packaging, find drop-off spot, send package.
- Wait a week.
- SecondRotation says the phone is "locked" and offers to "dispose of it for free".
- Request return of the phone.
- Again request return of the phone.
- Phone is returned, without much packaging. The box is a bit beat up, but otherwise it looks like what I sent them.
- Sprint support says the phone isn't locked.
- Take a picture.
- Post picture and description. I include a link to a Google Apps page. That page has my contact info and my LinkedIn profile.
- Get six responses within 3 days. I guess $50 was a bit on the low side, but I'm fine with that. I accept the first one and remove the advertisement.
- [I'd already cleaned out the phone, if I] hadn't I'd have done it at this point.
- Arrange to meet at my office so buyer can switch phone to his number before handing me any money.
- Phone switched, I get $50.
Recently I used Craigslist to move a child's play structure and a wooden futon frame from our attic. I'd tried to give them away for years without success, a Craigslist ad got rid of them in days. I didn't ask for money, these were high quality goods I'd been unable to find a good home for. Both items ended up with young families who will get years of use from them.
I'm a Craisglist fan.