EBay launches new online smartphone trade-in program – ‘Quick Sale’

Online auction giant eBay has revealed that it is launching a new online trade-in program for smartphones. Under the new program, called ‘Quick Sale,’ eBay will purchase people’s old-generation smartphones, thus sparing them the bother of auctioning off the smartphones on their own.

Announcing the new Quick Sale online smartphone trade-in program, eBay said that it will accept handsets from a number of brands, including Apple, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, and ZTE, among others. Moreover, smartphones from smaller, lesser-known vendors -- like Kyocera, Pantech, blu, and DOOGEE -- will also be accepted for trade-in.

According to the details shared by eBay, the Quick sale program – like most of the other online trade-in programs – will give the smartphone sellers an estimated offer for their device, on the basis of the answers to a few questions through the website.

Some of the key factors which will help eBay determine the price of a smartphone being offered for trade-in include the handset’s brand, its condition, storage capacity, and color. Thereafter, eBay will provide a free shipping label that smartphone sellers can use for sending in their device to the auction site.

The condition of the received smartphones will be confirmed by eBay and the payment will be made to the sellers. The entire smartphone sale process will be completed in 7-10 business days after the handset has been sent in to eBay. The sale of the handsets will go through the eBay Valet service which sells people’s items on their behalf.