If you’re upgrading to AirPods 2, you’re probably wondering how to sell your old AirPods and where to sell your AirPods. Take a look at what you need to do before selling your AirPods and where you can trade your old AirPods for cash.
Apple won’t give you money for your old AirPods, but you can trade them for around $50 on several sites and sell them on your own for more money after you remove them from your account and clear them.
If you want to sell your AirPods for more than $50, you will have to enter eBay, LetGo or Facebook Marketplace. Note that the market for used AirPods may be lower than for used iPhones and iPads.
How to Sell AirPods
Before selling AirPods, you need to pair them from your iPhone or iPad and remove them from iCloud. You can skip this option if you really want to, but it’s a good idea to remove them from your iCloud if you need to find them later so they don’t get confused with the AirPods 2.
- Put your AirPods in the box. This takes them offline.
- Go to iCloud.com and log in.
- Click Find My iPhone.
- Click All Devices.
- Click on AirPods.
- Click Remove from Account if you see it.
- If you can’t see it, click AirPods in the Top Center of the screen.
- Click X to remove AirPods.
This removes your old AirPods from your account so they don’t connect to your devices and are ready for sale. The next thing to do is to clean your AirPods. This is especially important if you are selling them to a person and not a reseller who will do additional cleaning during refurbishment.
- Wipe the case and your AirPods with a soft, lint-free cloth.
- Use a q-tip or cotton swab to clean the cage and microphone openings.
- You can also gently use a toothbrush or soft brush to remove any residue.
Apple doesn’t recommend using any cleaning solutions or sharp objects, but you may need a toothpick or a small metal paper clip to scrape up some of the earwax. You should also wipe your AirPods with an alcohol wipe. Other sources recommend using denatured alcohol To wipe the AirPods and your charging case and then let everything dry. If you have a PhoneSoap cleaner or similar, use it to disinfect.
Where Can You Sell Your AirPods?
You can’t trade your AirPods with Apple, and Gazelle doesn’t want them. There are a few places that will give you cash for your old AirPods without having to sell them directly to a person. If your AirPods are working, most of these stores offer between $45 and $50 even if they show wear.
Any of these options will be the fastest way to sell your AirPods hassle-free. You can get more if you sell your AirPods yourself on eBay or Facebook, but then you have to deal with low bids and pay fees.
We see people selling the full package for between $109 and $123. Other users are selling the case for $50, and some listings only sell one of the AirPods for $51. You can sell more of each piece separately.