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CNN —  

It’s that time of year again: There’s an invigorating chill in the air, leaves are turning brilliant colors and kids are eagerly looking forward to the forthcoming treats.

No, we’re not talking about Halloween — we’re talking about the launch of the newest iPhone.

And with the newest iPhone, the trade-in value of your suddenly last-gen iPhone? Well, it drops as soon as Tim Cook finishes the traditional Apple event “one more thing” spiel.

According to research by tech buyback site Decluttr, the value of your old iPhone will drop by around 15% in the month following the launch of the new iPhone — that’s $217 for the 11 Pro Max. So the best time to trade in is now.

Get the most for your old phone with Decluttr.
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Get the most for your old phone with Decluttr.

Decluttr lets you lock in your price for 28 days, so you can maximize your trade-in value if you act soon. The smart strategy is to lock in your buyback price now, order your new iPhone and then ship your old phone (for free!) when you’re ready to upgrade — no need to go phoneless for a month! Decluttr pays up to 33% more than the usual carrier buyback programs and, what’s more, Decluttr’s throwing in an additional 10% on tech trade-ins this month if you use the code CNNTEN, so go get that deal before your old handset loses any more value!

Decluttr specializes in helping to stop the cycle of disposable tech, assisting owners who want to upgrade their devices and sell their old phones, tablets, computers and whatnot instead of throwing more plastic, glass and metal at the global trash problem. The vast majority of items sold to Decluttr are repaired, refurbished and sold to a new home, reducing e-waste and COS emissions. Anything that can’t be refurbished is recycled responsibly. Millions of people have sold or bought from Decluttr, and it’s one of the most trusted buyback programs you’ll find out there, with a 4.6-star rating from over 14,000 reviews on Trustpilot.

Whether you’re a dedicated Apple fan eager to upgrade to the latest device or simply have tech you no longer use gathering dust in drawers, now is the best time to sell your old devices for cash.

By all accounts, the iPhone 12 is going to be a truly revolutionary mobile phone that you don’t have to feel guilty for wanting to upgrade to. But before it comes out, make sure to get ahead of your current phone’s depreciation and sell it now with Decluttr.