The Ultimate Tech level-up Guide and Giveaway with eBay

It can be hard to keep up with the latest tech trends. Technology updates are released faster and faster every year and it seems like no sooner have you got your hands on the latest tech than it’s been replaced by the next model. We don’t think anyone should have to have to break the bank to keep up with the latest releases, so we thought we’d come up with some solutions for you.

With that in mind, we asked the lady in the know, Amber Mac for some much needed advice.

Amber is one of Canada’s most trusted consumer technology and digital media experts. As a regular on-air consumer tech expert, a bestselling author, and the founder of a Toronto-based web strategy company named MGImedia, Amber has built a strong reputation with extensive experience in the field.

We needed to know, what is the easiest way to sell a phone? How can we trade-in to trade-up? and not only that, what are the steps we should take? Well, Amber has helped to lay it all out for you.

So let’s start.


Choose the Right Selling Platform

There are many ways to sell a used smartphone, both in-store and online, but it’s important to do your research to know which is the best option for you. When making your decision, consider a few factors:

1. Which platform can give me the most value?
2. Which platform will give me access to most buyers?
3. Which platform is quick and easy to use?

Canadians can make the most money from selling their old phones on eBay, in comparison to any local service provider, and it doesn’t cost anything to put up a listing, so there is no risk in trying! You can create your listing right from your phone, and they’ve created a quick simple experience that walks you step-by-step through creating a listing, giving you price recommendations, shipping options, and more, so even newbie sellers can create a great listing in 60 seconds. Go to to get started.


Bundle Your Phone with Accessories to Get Top Dollar

If you have chargers or cases for your smartphone, consider including them in the listing as an extra selling feature. It’s an easy value-add to help you get the most money for your phone and help differentiate your listing from the others online.


Include Lots of Photos in Your Listing

It’s important to include lots of photos of your phone, including any areas that have some wear and tear so you are fully transparent and upfront on the condition. Take photos in well-lit areas on a clear, white background, and make sure they are sharp and bright. Good photos help get your listing noticed and sell your item!


List Your Item Globally, but Strategise on Shipping

By listing your item on eBay, you can reach 175 million potential buyers from around the globe, which can help sell your phone fast and for top dollar. However, it’s important to strategise on shipping, because costs can vary from across the country and around the world, and you have the ability to specify your shipping options based on potential buyer location. Be sure to offer free shipping within Canada, as many buyers search specifically for items with free shipping, but consider accounting for that cost in your asking price for these listings so you don’t need to pay out of pocket. For international buyers, you should also add a U.S. or international service to boost your item’s chance of conversion. Calculated shipping will allow you to accurately estimate the cost of shipping to buyers around the world.


Now as we know eBay doesn’t just offer phones, they offer a wide range of electronic gadgets and gizmos, so why not try your luck at selling any other tech you no longer use to make more money to put towards your next level up.


Did you think I was finished? Guess again. We wanted to give you the chance to own a couple of devices that you might not normally buy for yourself, so thanks to our friends at eBay we are giving away a Google Chromecast and the HP Sprocket Printer to one lucky reader.

Enter below for your chance to win.

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  1. Jennifer

    I’d absolutely love to win because I just dont buy these things for myself, especially having 2 teenagers now. My kids get the newest gadgets before me lol, but they’re in school which requires it too.
    The photo printer would be amazing! I suck at keeping up with printing photos.

  2. Sybil Eastman

    I’d like to win because I love printing out real photos to share memories instead of having to look back through a massive camera roll on my phone! I already love the Google Chromecast and could use an upgrade.

  3. Jen

    I’d like to try out Chromecast. It looks pretty easy to use which is a plus. The printer would be nice to have during the holidays.

  4. Nolan Smith

    I’d like to win because we have google home throughout our house but are missing the chromecast in order to send videos, pictures etc. to our tv. There are also a couple teenagers in the house who love taking photos so it would be great to be able to print some.

  5. Mona Qaiser

    Would love to win because I’m a huge techie! Love all things gadgets and especially love photography….taking pictures and editing!

  6. Hesam Seyedi

    Like all things tech. I take pictures for work and do a lot of photo editing as well. Would be great to have a printer to print in the moment.

  7. Rachel

    I would love to win because I’m a huge tech lover~ I adore all all things related to tech and gadgets that were made to make my life easier/better I also love photography so this would be awesome

  8. Rachel

    I’m not seeing my I’ll try again. I love all things related to tech. I’m a huge tech nerd. If it’s new tech I’ve got to have/try it. I also love photography so this would be awesome

  9. Marcel Watier

    Honestly if I won the HP printer would go to my niece. She was telling about about wanting one for christmas recently and I had never heard of it. This just seems like fate.

  10. elaing8

    I’d love the chromecast so I can cast things to my tv and stop using my laptop. And the printer I would like because I never print photos and this would be easy to use.

  11. Kam

    I’d love to win so I can print photos off my phone easily instead of just having them sitting on my phone!

  12. Maritess S

    I would love to win this because I always want to try out techie stuff and check to see if it will make things easier or more complicated.

  13. Zvi Vaxman

    would love to win because I love my google home and I think it works well with the chrome cast too, no?

  14. ivy pluchinsky

    I want to win because they prizes are amazing, and I would love to be able to print some photos

  15. I’d love to win the HP Sprocket Printer to be able to print out my pictures instantly on the go! The Chromecast would also be a great addition for when I am watching Netflix and Youtube and want to share the experience with family and friends!

  16. Dawn Sutherland

    That gorgeous HP Sprocket Printer would be way better for printing my pictures then a plain old (work) colour printer!! Thanks for the helpful tips on using ebay and the great contest opportunity 😀

  17. I’d love to try that printer. I host events for entrepreneurs & it would be great to send them home with pics from the event. And the Chromecast is perfect for presentations!

  18. Monique

    I have been waiting to create a picture wall of everything that matters to me! Winning this would make it happen! Thank you for the opportunity to win!