How Much Is Your iPhone 8/8 Plus Worth Now?

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Now that Apple’s iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max are readily available on store shelves, some iPhone fans may want to exchange their old handset for something new. The problem, however, is that at a starting price of $749 for the iPhone XR, $999 for the iPhone XS, and $1,099 for the iPhone XS Max, Apple’s latestt devices are really expensive — so much so that the cost of a new iPhone may seem out of reach to some.

But we have good news to share. If you're an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus owner, your handheld can fetch a handsome amount of cash that can lessen the cost of any new iPhone. In fact, outside of the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the most sought-after Apple phones by trade-in sites and retailers.

So we did a little research for you to give you an idea of what sites are offering the most money for your iPhone 8.

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Savvy iPhone owners should check Apple first. As of this writing, Apple is offering some generous trade-in incentives for anyone looking to buy one of the newly introduced iPhones. And the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus fetch some of the more generous returns from Apple, with the company offering to knock $300 to $350 off the cost of your new iPhone with trade-in.

Should Apple scale back on its trade-in incentives, Best Buy offers the most money for your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. (Just keep in mind you're paid via a Best Buy gift card). The iPhone 8 will fetch you up to $300, depending on storage size and the iPhone 8 Plus will nab you up to a $395 credit, depending on storage size but regardless of your carrier.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Walmart is offering the least trade-in value, with credits starting at $186 on the iPhone 8 and $252 on the iPhone 8 Plus. Video game retailer GameStop is also accepting iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus trade-ins, but its values are low like Walmart’s.

Surprisingly, Amazon, which has a rather large trade-in operation for most smartphones normally, is only listing trade-in values for unlocked iPhone 8 models, not ones tied to specific carriers. And if you’d prefer not to sell your phone to a traditional retailer, consider going with Gazelle. Its values on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are quite high and similar to those offered by Best Buy.

Here’s a full rundown of the values you can fetch when you sell back your iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.

iPhone 8 (64GB/256GB)


AT&T
Sprint
T-Mobile
Verizon
Unlocked
Amazon
Not Available
Not AvailableNot AvailableNot Available$225/$310
Best Buy
$255/$300
$255/$300
$255/$300
$255/$300  Not Available
Gamestop
$210/$255
$200/$240
$200/$260
$205/$290
Not Available
Gazelle
$270/$335
$270/$335
$270/$335
$280/$350
$280/$350
Walmart
$207/$243
$186/$219
$186/$219   $230/$270
$221/$259

iPhone 8 Plus (64GB/256GB)


AT&T
Sprint
T-Mobile
Verizon
Unlocked
Amazon
Not Available
Not AvailableNot AvailableNot Available$300/$350
Best Buy
$345/$395
$345/$395$345/$395$345/$395Not Available
Gamestop
$270/$315
$250/$270
$270/$310
$280/$325
Not Available
Gazelle
$315/$385
$315/$385$315/$385$325/$395
$325/$395
Walmart
$280/$320
$252/$288
$252/$288$311/$356
$298/$338

Also, keep in mind that carriers such as AT&T and Verizon will also buy back your iPhone. So remember to shop your phone around for the best rate possible.