Flipsy General FAQ

What is Flipsy?
Flipsy is the leading online pricing guide that provides accurate values for books, devices, and other items based on current market trends. Flipsy is used by sellers to determine how much their items are worth and by buyers who are seeking fair prices. Flipsy additionally offers a search engine that compares current buyback offers (what sellers can instantly get paid for their items).

Flipsy constantly monitors real-world transactions to deliver accurate, real-time values for iPads, iPhones, Blackberries, Samsung phones, Android phones, iPods, and tablets.

How do I sell my item through Flipsy?
Instantly compare current offers from dozens of companies competing for used products. If you see an offer you like, you'll be directed to the buyer's website to complete your transaction. Online buy back companies guarantee their quotes for 7 days or more. They pay shipping and often provide packaging materials if needed.

Is Flipsy safe? Are your vendors safe?
Yes. Flipsy only lists offers from trust verified stores who have a proven track record of conducting safe online transactions. Flipsy monitors review sites, customer feedback and rating services to make sure stores are maintaining good customer relationships.

What products can I valuate on Flipsy?
You can find current values for books, iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets on Flipsy. More categories are coming soon.

If you have a product you would like to see us add please let us know.

How do you estimate what my item is worth?
Flipsy monitors real-world transactions to determine accurate current market values. The value of any item is driven by the market, so Flipsy displays values based on what people are actually buying and selling products for today.

Who pays for shipping?
Buyback stores pay for shipping. You will get a prepaid shipping label when you complete your transaction. Some buyback stores will also provide packaging.

How do I get paid, and when?
If you sell to a buyback company, it depends on the vendor. Most offer payouts within a few days of receiving your item. Payouts are offered in check, store credit, PayPal, and other payment methods.

What if my device is broken or my items are in poor condition?
Many Flipsy vendors purchase items in a variety of conditions, including New, Like New, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor, and Broken. No matter what condition your item is in, you can sell it on Flipsy.

How can I tell what condition my item is in?
Check the condition guide link located under the 'What's It Worth?' box on your individual item's price comparison page. Popular condition guides include the iPhone condition guide and the Samsung condition guide.

What are Flipsy price alerts?
Price alerts automatically notify you via email when an offer matches your set price for an item you want to sell. They're the best way to quickly cash in when the price is right.

What is the What's My Phone Worth App?
What's My Phone Worth is a free and lightweight app for Android devices that scans your smartphone and instantly tells you what it's worth on the private market and lists real-time buyback offers on a single screen.

What is the BookSeller App?
Available for both iPhones and Android devices, the BookSeller app transforms your phone into an ISBN scanner for books and textbooks. Use the app to identify good deals, set pricing, and cash in by selling their books. College students use the app to sell their textbooks for the highest prices and help offset the high cost of buying new college textbooks.

What are Flipsy's terms and conditions?
You can read the Terms Of Use here and our Acceptable Use Policy here.

Help! I still have questions!
No problem! Simply contact Flipsy and we'll be happy to help!