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Old Sep 12, 2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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When's the best time to pick up a 5 now?

Hey guys, for a while now I've had an urge to go back to an iPhone (I switch phones a lot, had the 4S and now the Galaxy S3). With the 5S being announced, do you expect the market to be flooded with the 5? How much do you expect the price to drop? I assume the best time to buy will be the day of and days following the 5S release next Friday. What are some good places to look other than Craigslist, ebay and swappa? Thanks!
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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Firstly, do you know that iPhone 5 has been discontinued? Not that it matters one bit. It's a great phone, but I'm going to say if you want one that's new then I would try and get it within the next two weeks. Personally I wouldn't want one off Craigslist or eBay either...
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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Firstly, do you know that iPhone 5 has been discontinued? Not that it matters one bit. It's a great phone, but I'm going to say if you want one that's new then I would try and get it within the next two weeks. Personally I wouldn't want one off Craigslist or eBay either...
Sorry, I should have specified. Lightly used, aka mint condition is what I'd be looking for. Why wouldn't you want one from there?
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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Sorry, I should have specified. Lightly used, aka mint condition is what I'd be looking for. Why wouldn't you want one from there?
The longer you wait the cheaper they get. I don't see any massive price drops other than now. Those that are upgrading are selling between now and release day to upgrade. After that will be business as usual. I wouldn't expect any big decreases. Just your typical as it gets older it gets cheaper deal.
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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Sorry, I should have specified. Lightly used, aka mint condition is what I'd be looking for. Why wouldn't you want one from there?
Personally I've had issues on Craigslist with IMEI's and ESN's. of course now I check them all before I buy them, but I've met a lot of shady people from Craigslist. Not so bad on eBay
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Personally I've had issues on Craigslist with IMEI's and ESN's. of course now I check them all before I buy them, but I've met a lot of shady people from Craigslist. Not so bad on eBay
I think I found someone to trade me plus cash. Gonna meet at the Verizon store though to make sure everything's good.
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 11:23 PM   #7
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i got an iPhone 5, 64GB running iOS 6.1.2 in mint condition for $528. it included 2 cases, 2 cables, and 1 charger

use that as some basis as to what they are selling for after Tuesday. prior to that, you could expect to pay minimum $650 for a "good condition" one

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Personally I've had issues on Craigslist with IMEI's and ESN's. of course now I check them all before I buy them, but I've met a lot of shady people from Craigslist. Not so bad on eBay
yeah bc if someone sells you a blacklisted IMEI/ESN on eBay, you can file a dispute with eBay, PayPal, and even your CC that you put it on and get it all back
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 11:30 PM   #8
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You won't find it for sale on the Apple site anymore.
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 11:34 PM   #9
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You won't find it for sale on the Apple site anymore.
True. It's a smart way to force people to buy a 5S. Apple is the master at marketing.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 06:19 AM   #10
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Now is the best time if you want to get iphone 5 for cheap
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