*A couple in Belleville, IL was beaten and robbed while trying to buy a cell phone on Craigslist last month. While I am sure this is not the most common scenario, it is still a risk when you deal with strangers. There are some common tips you can take if you decide to purchase off Craigslist:
-Meet out in a public space rather than a home or place of residence.
-Meet during the daytime hours when it is bright outside.
-Speak to the person/seller/buyer via telephone to get a better sense of the person. This was suggested by St. Clair County Sheriff, Rick Watson, who informed the public about the crime.
-Notify friends and family where you will be going and why–this is a general safety tip for most situations.
However, there are plenty of options rather than Craigslist when selling your cell phone or smartphone. There’s always the opportunity to trade-back at a retail store. Apple just launched its trade-in program, and BestBuy offers a gift card when you trade-in your old iPhone. There are certain limitations to both programs, such as you can only receive store credit, so if you don’t qualify for either program, you could place your phone up for sale on eBay, but who wants to bother with the bidding? Why not try uSell as your destination to sell iPhones, and more? We offer the most competitive Cash Offers for your used devices such as, iPhones, Android phones, iPads, and more.
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*Thanks to Fox2.com for the original story by Andy Banker. “Couple beaten, robbed trying to buy cell phone on Craigslist.”