The best time to sell

bminiman on Swappa

It's all about timing.

If you want to sell the Galaxy S20 and the S21 is coming soon, you want to time your sale before the rumors begin for the new model because then people get FOMO. Because the truth is that the S20 is a perfectly good phone, but once the tech sites start talking about fancy new features for the new model, desire for S20 goes down.

A good rule of thumb, IMO, is to try to sell your "outgoing" phone 3-4 months before the new one to maximize what you can sell it for.

Will Verduzco on Swappa
Will Verduzco

100% agree. Timing is everything!

As you mentioned, phone prices usually drop right before a new model comes out -- but that's not always the case.

Fortunately, Swappa makes it easy to get the timing right. We provide in-depth price history data right in our Buyer's Guides -- so you can figure out the perfect time to sell and upgrade for less.

Oh, and just in case you didn't know: You'll make twice as much selling your old phone on Swappa.

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