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There are a million different ways to sell your old phone before you pick up something shiny, new, and likely much more expensive than your former device. While the classic advice is to just “eBay your phone" you have two options if you want to sell a smartphone on the auction giant.

You can put it up for auction the same way you’ve been doing since you offloaded your Beanie Baby collection, or you can give eBay’s new “Instant Selling” program a try.

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Everyone wants to sell their old phones, but it's somewhat intimidating. Getting rid of old devices is a huge hassle, especially when you have to clean it up, deactivate accounts, and find a place that will actually give you a decent amount of cash for your device. It's a chore no one wants to deal with.

Thankfully, trading in your device for some cash, especially before new smartphones debut, is a pretty simple process when you take it one step at a time. You'll feel better by decluttering your life, you'll make some money you can use toward your next device, and you can do it without meeting some stranger in a McDonald's for the handoff.

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Journalists, and bloggers who pose as journalists, get a lot of pitches over email. I get about 20 a day, so I'm pretty heavy on the archive button. But if you're trying to pitch something you've worked on, and you aren't a professional publicist, you're actually at an advantage. Last month, game developer Andrew Miller asked me for advice on how to pitch his work for coverage. Here's what I told him.

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Dear Lifehacker, I've been tossing up the idea of selling the homegrown vegetable and fruit produce from my garden. I was thinking about local farmers' markets and cafe's. I was wondering what regulations and permits I would need to be aware of. Could you help me?

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I'm getting ready to move house and that means l'm spending time each day clearing cupboards and finding stuff I no longer want or need. The unicycle in the garage is testament to why I should never be allowed to impulse shop. In the past, I'd have jumped straight to eBay or Gumtree (in the old days it would have been the Trading Post paper) but I decided to give Facebook marketplace a go. Here's what I learned.

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Does selling online strike fear into your soul? You'll be branded as smarmy, sleazy and will suffer a fate worse than death, right?
Wrong. The reason we loathe the idea of 'selling' to people is because we hate being 'sold' to, ourselves. Yet we all love buying.

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Dear Lifehacker, Recently I sold a mobile phone that was is full working order to someone. I tested it prior and all was good. Within a few hours the buyer was claiming there were problems with the phone which I totally refute. First they asked for costs to cover the repair and now they are asking for a full refund, all within 24 hours.

Where do I stand as the seller as I still claim there was nothing wrong with the phone and if it has issues now, they were caused by the buyer after I sold it to them?

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You've probably dealt with pushy retail salespeople before, the ones who make you feel uncomfortable because they keep asking you to buy stuff even though you've said you're not interested. You know how it feels, and that it usually sends people searching for the nearest exit. So, if you work in retail, don't be anything like that.

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I'm a gadget nerd. I love having the latest and greatest phone. But my wife is more frugal -- she'd rather run her phone into the ground before upgrading. But is upgrading every three years really more cost effective than upgrading every year? I ran some numbers to find out.

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You're probably familiar with Facebook's popular "Garage Sale" pages which allow members to buy and sell second-hand goods with nearby locals. Today, the social media giant kicked it up a notch. The Buy & Sell page is a new, invite-only marketplace that is currently being trialed around Australia. It's essentially eBay/Gumtree -- but on Facebook.