Jul 5 2012

Joanne Taylor PR: Instant Sale poses a threat but works great


You might want to keep a tighter grip on your handheld devices, especially the latest models. eBay’s Instant Sale is offering fast cash for cell phones, iPads, Nooks, and portable PlayStations, few questions asked. Shipping is paid for, via a printable FedEx label. This could be rather enticing to car thieves, pick pockets, and the like. So, careful about the distance between you and your precious.

If you want to offload a device, Instant Sale works great. I just sold my old, but fully functional, iPhone 3G. It’s been sitting around the house for more than a year so the $52 I got for it, which may seem low compared to what I would have been offered had I sold it myself on eBay, was a bonus. The process was quick and painless, and the money was deposited in my PayPal account within a few days.

Easy. Maybe too easy.