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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:34 AM   #26
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Woz is really not worth anything, but it's a cool incident... i see it if Cook or Ive signs is that would be worth something.
Signed by Jony Ive? Yes. Signed by Cook? Hardly.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:51 AM   #27
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I have 35 years experience as a professional auctioneer & valuer and I am accredited by the National Auctioneers Association, Industrial Auctioneers Association, AVAA, CCFA and 14 other related bodies. I was also awarded the Industry Excellence Award for Valuation and Appraisals (IEAVA) in 1989, 1993, 2004 and between 2009-2012. I also met president Obama in 2009 for recognition of my outstanding contribution in the field of valuation.

The OP's iPhone is worth 1.5x-2x its RRP.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:54 AM   #28
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Well if he's not lying about his credentials, I'd say he has every right to stand by his evaluation lol.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:58 AM   #29
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I have 35 years experience as a professional auctioneer & valuer and I am accredited by the National Auctioneers Association, Industrial Auctioneers Association, AVAA, CCFA and 14 other related bodies. I was also awarded the Industry Excellence Award for Valuation and Appraisals (IEAVA) in 1989, 1993, 2004 and between 2009-2012. I also met president Obama in 2009 for recognition of my outstanding contribution in the field of valuation.

The OP's iPhone is worth 1.5x-2x its RRP.
You're still wrong. Really, really wrong.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:06 AM   #30
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I agree. A signature of Tim Cook, Jony Ive or Steve Ballmer would be worth a lot more.

I'd easily pay $100.000 if it a signature of one of those three people.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:24 AM   #31
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I agree. A signature of Tim Cook, Jony Ive or Steve Ballmer would be worth a lot more.

I'd easily pay $100.000 if it a signature of one of those three people.
Haha. If Steve Ballmer went anywhere near my iPhone i'd punch him in his fat face
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:32 AM   #32
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That is awesome! Congrats OP.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:34 AM   #33
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I think the iPhone 5 signed by Steve Jobs would be worth more.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:38 AM   #34
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You're still wrong. Really, really wrong.
and how do you know this?

What expertise can you offer there?

Or is it just idle speculation?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:49 AM   #35
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The issue with Woz signing stuff is that he signs anything so his value goes down. He also didn't have any input on the iPhone, hell he goes and actually buys one so I'm assuming they don't even gift him one. Also, if the OP didn't take a picture w him and the iPhone in the same pic then value goes down more. Woz is easy to Fake.
I would love for him to sign anything of mine though because he is Woz and since I wouldn't sell it, value would be a nonissue.

If I had to give a valuation I would say 25-33% premium to the right buyer; you would have to wait a while maybe until a buyer that wants an iPhone 5 + loves Woz would be found. My credentials are watching Pawn Stars and other pawn tv shows plus storage auction tv shows . In all seriousness check on eBay signed Woz items (new stuff not old tech) and see how much premium they are going for.

TS enjoy your Woz signed iPhone.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:53 AM   #36
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You should have had Mr. Wozniak sign a Galaxy S3 instead. I'd say the pinnacle for a signed iPhone would be the original, in mint condition, signed by Jobs himself. That would be worth some scratch.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:55 AM   #37
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There are over 300 million people in this country. There is at least one or two that would pay double the value because of the autograph. Just look at all the folks who buy junk after watching those late night infomercials and get rich schemes.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:04 PM   #38
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Question: how much would an iphone5 signed by Steve Ballmer be worth?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:08 PM   #39
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Nothing because nobody would want to buy a phone that was signed using poo.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:09 PM   #40
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Question: how much would an iphone5 signed by Steve Ballmer be worth?
It would lose value.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:45 PM   #41
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Not worth much now, but when woz is gone, it will be valuable!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:51 PM   #42
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Looking at products signed by Woz on signedbywoz.com it's probably worth $15 more than it was. Pretty cool though!!!!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:59 PM   #43
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I have 35 years experience as a professional auctioneer & valuer and I am accredited by the National Auctioneers Association, Industrial Auctioneers Association, AVAA, CCFA and 14 other related bodies. I was also awarded the Industry Excellence Award for Valuation and Appraisals (IEAVA) in 1989, 1993, 2004 and between 2009-2012. I also met president Obama in 2009 for recognition of my outstanding contribution in the field of valuation.

The OP's iPhone is worth 1.5x-2x its RRP.
I almost believed you up until the point of meeting Obama.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:56 PM   #44
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No.

If i'd have to guess, if the OP was to auction it on ebay with a $1 starting price and was somehow able to verify its authenticity, I'd say he would get at least 1.5x-2x the RRP of the particular model he has.
Spend $250 to authenticate, get $100 more for the phone. 90% of all autographs on items for sale are fake.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:34 PM   #45
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The issue with Woz signing stuff is that he signs anything so his value goes down. He also didn't have any input on the iPhone, hell he goes and actually buys one so I'm assuming they don't even gift him one.
Woz has stated in the past he is able to get for free any Apple product and from time to time does. However, for iDevice launches, he loves being part of the launch process and enjoys waiting with everyone else in the lines and being excited with them.

Personally, I'd love to have my iPhone signed by Woz. He is one of the most iconic engineering minds of our time. And I always enjoy watching him speak, the man is pretty straightforward and friendly. He was the Yin to Jobs' Yang perfectly.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:03 PM   #46
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I almost believed you up until the point of meeting Obama.
Despite being an Australian, living in Australia and occasionally visiting the US, he was honoured by Obama.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:20 PM   #47
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This thread made me think of my friend's old Apple IIGS "Woz Edition" with his signature right on the case. Wonder how much tha would be worth today...
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:48 PM   #48
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Woz? He's just a master troll at this point. I don't see an appeal in buying a product that he had no involvement in.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:52 PM   #49
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Woz? He's just a master troll at this point. I don't see an appeal in buying a product that he had no involvement in.
Troll? The man cofounded Apple. Let's not go overboard here. He's earned his stripes.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:01 PM   #50
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well i can sign my iphone 5 too and make it look like Woz signed it.
i would keep it...what are your chances you will see woz again? and later down the road you will probably kick yourself for selling it for maybe $50 extra bucks.
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