How to sell used Gadgets in the Philippines
Technology is constantly improving. With new gadgets getting released yearly, there are some of us that want to get the latest and greatest tech. However, if you’re thinking of buying that shiny new laptop or smartphone, this begs the question. What do I do with mine? Well, you can sell your Gadgets. However, not everyone is aware of the different ways to sell used gadgets in the Philippines. Let me walk you through on the benefits of doing so and where you can do it.
Selling gadgets is actually quite economical. You make sure that your device doesn’t become a useless brick stuck in a drawer somewhere, and you also get money while you’re at it. And it’s not just you that’s getting benefits. The buyers also get the chance to get devices at prices that they could not afford from brand new items. Selling your gadgets in the Philippines has been made easier than before. All you need is a smartphone with a camera and an internet connection, and you’ve basically sold your item in seconds.
There are a couple of channels to achieve this, and not all methods are well known. So without further ado, let’s jump into how to sell used Gadgets in the Philippines.
One of the most well-known ways to sell your items is using OLX. Before being acquired by the OLX group, this website was known as Sulit.com.ph. The original website was one of the pioneers of buying and selling online and was the main channel that the masses use for buying in selling. Even after its acquisition, OLX is still one of the best ways to sell your items in the Philippines.
Selling in OLX is simple and you can either use the OLX App or the OLX website. When selling in OLX, of course you’ll need to create a title for the item. I suggest that you try to have a lot of keywords in your title. For example, posting the name of the gadget that you’re trying to sell might not get a lot of hits, but if you add keywords like smartphone or cellphone, it might get more hits. It’s a downside of the search engine that powers the OLX website, but it’s easy to get past it.
Another way of making your sale easy is to make your item sponsored. However, I’ll recommend that you make items sponsored if they’re hard to sell. If the item is rare or pricey, you might want to take advantage of this option. But for most sales, you can just post your items for free with no problems.
Download the OLX app by clicking here.
Carousell is a rising app that is getting used by more and more people yesterday. The main benefit of selling in Carousell is that it focuses on messaging and haggling rather than being a ‘point and buy’ marketplace.
To lay it out: if you’re going to be posting an item, potential buyers will initiate the sale by making an offer to you through the Carousell messaging system. Afterwards, you can either accept or decline their offer. This haggling and negotiation concept of Carousell is what really makes this app really fun to use. Once you’ve reached a price that works for the two of you, you can continue using the app to arrange meetups or shipping terms. It’s pretty much up to the buyer and seller to come to an agreement here.
If you’re using Carousell to sell your Gadgets, it would be best to raise your prices a little bit to make way for a bit of haggling. Also, don’t simply give in to the haggling of the buyer because there a lot of buyers out there that might also want the item at the price that you’ve given. When you’ve got a sure buyer, make sure to check the feedback for the buyer. When in doubt, go through with a meetup, rather than receiving the money through money transfer methods and shipping the item.
Download the Carousell app by clicking here.
3. TipidPC and TipidCP
TipidPC and TipidCP are one of the best websites to sell your PC and cellphone in the Philippines, respectively. These two websites are possibly one of the most well-hidden websites in the Filipino community. However, just because they’re hidden doesn’t mean that they’re terrible ways to sell your gadgets in the Philippines. The websites actually have two features to them, on one side, they are a marketplace that a lot of tech aficionados use, while on the other hand they also host forums so you can talk about the latest devices to come out.
Selling on either of the sites is quite easy. You don’t need to add pictures to each of your posts since the websites are mostly text based. However, if you’re a new seller, it really is important to add images to your post. Once you’ve added all the details to your item, as well as the price and pictures, it’s immediately posted on the website. If you use either of the two websites to sell your items, make sure to ask for feedback from your buyers. It’s really important for the two websites – and it also makes sure that you’ll have a smooth transaction the next time you want to sell another gadget.
There are some caveats to using TipidPC and TipidCP, for one is that it is really easy to make an account on both websites. With a low barrier of entry, you might want to be wary of shipping your item. For transactions that I’ve done with either of the sites, I always ask for a meetup – and interested buyers might also ask the same for you. Don’t be shocked if the buyer wants to test out the device before they hand you the item. The buyer just simply wants to make sure that the item is legit.
4. Facebook Marketplace
Facebook actually did a smart move by making the Facebook Marketplace. In the Philippines, a lot of people use Facebook on a daily basis and before the creation of the Marketplace, people were already selling items on Facebook. Now that there’s a platform to sell items, selling items through this social media website has become really easy.
If you’re looking to sell gadgets using the Facebook Marketplace, I highly suggest that you use the app to do so. Because for one, you can easily snap pictures of the gadgets. And two, it’s very convenient to use and you can post anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. The marketplace platform helps you post and sell you gadgets in the Philippines within seconds without hassles.
Selling with Facebook is quite easy. And one of the things that I really appreciate from the Marketplace is that it integrates to the Facebook Messenger. If you’ve got interested buyers, they can easily contact you through the Facebook Messenger. Again, make sure to be wary of any suspicious behavior. Especially since Facebook has no way to police transactions that occur in their platform.
5. Buy and Sell Shops
Perhaps one of the sure ways to sell your item is to bring it over to a Buy and Sell Shop. If you’re in the Philippines, you’ll find these shops in most malls. In the Metro Manila area, Greenhills is one of the most well-known hubs of these Buy and Sell shops. As soon as you stroll into an area with these shops, the tenants of these shops actually will be the ones to come to your rather than the other way around.
However, there is a big issue that you might already be aware of: they’ll try to over haggle you. If you’re looking to sell your gadget near the original price, think twice about bringing it into one of these shops. Their offer price might go down as far as 1/5 of the original price.
However, if you really want to sell your item without the hassle of posting it, this is how to do it. Just be prepared to part with your gadget without much profit.
The online buy and sell landscape of the Philippines is really easy to get into. There is just a slight learning curve to it. There are also some things that you have to wary of whether you’re selling or buying items. First, make sure that your potential buyer has a good history with the marketplace you’re using. If you’re in doubt, as I’ve said before, opt to have a meetup. Another thing to keep in mind is that most Filipinos enjoy the act of haggling, so prepare to negotiate with potential buyers for the final price of your item.
With these things in your mind, you’ll be able to sell your gadgets in the Philippines easily and safely!
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