I know many people have had success buying HAs on eBay (see (http://www.hearingaidforums.com/showthread.php?t=2471&highlight=ebay)). As I’ve discussed on this Forum, I bought the core Phonak Smart IXs earlier this year. I bought them because of Phonak’s reputation as a top of the line provider and because many on this Forum raved about the advanced features and functionality. For me, for whatever reason, I was never able to get these adjusted for my hearing loss–even though I sent them back to Phonak twice and both times they were almost completely rebuilt with brand-new components (Phonak does have amazing service! In addition, six months after I initially got the HAs with power receivers an audi told me I needed regular receivers - so Phonak sent me at no extra charge the regular receivers, too. Impressive!). One thing Phonak wouldn’t allow at this point, though, is for me to try another model.
Which brings me to eBay. In order to purchase another pair of HAs, I need to sell my Phonaks. I’ve reached out to a few experienced eBay sellers to help me sell them but with their cut of 20%, the 50% cost reduction I’m offering on these HAs, and then 14% to eBay and Paypal, there’s not much left :(.
Has anybody had any other success selling their HAs or can they suggest another option?