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Old Sep 21, 2013, 01:57 AM   #1
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did you trade in your old iphone?

did anyone here trade in their old iphone today?

i was curious to see what value people were getting at the apple store for them.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 02:01 AM   #2
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verizon was gona give me $100 for my iphone 4 16gb white, i declined and will try to cl it for a little more than that.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 02:02 AM   #3
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I went to Best Buy and they offered me $148 for my 4s

Politely said "no thank you" and will simply send it to Gazelle by Oct 15th for $225.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 02:03 AM   #4
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The saleswoman at the AT&T store offered me a $400 Beats by Dre Bluetooth speaker for my iPhone 5.
I said no, and hope to make a bit more than $400 selling it on eBay.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 02:04 AM   #5
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Trading in used iPhone at Gazelle, Gamestop, Apple and AT&T is a huge ripoff! You're better off with craigslist or eBay.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 02:15 AM   #6
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Went to Target and asked how much they would give me for my iphone 4s 16gb, got offered $173, so keeping it for now.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 02:22 AM   #7
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No, sold my launch day iPhone 5 16gb (factory unlocked) on craigslist tonight for $440. Sold in 3 hours, was satisfied with the sale.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 04:12 AM   #8
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Trade in is convenient. But expect to get way less than your phone is worth. Businesses need to make money and all that.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 02:02 PM   #9
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I got $204 dollars for my iPhone 4S 16gb at the apple store. Thought that was good.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 03:06 PM   #10
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I priced it out through Apple's PowerOn program online. I got a quote for $220 for my black 32GB 4S. I think that's pretty good considering Craigslist in NY is flooded w/ iPhone 4S ranging from $150 - $300.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 03:11 PM   #11
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Getting 170 (just over $270) from a phone recycling company for my 4S. Could possibly get a bit more on ebay, but minus their commission / paypal / hassle I'm happy enough.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 03:16 PM   #12
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I got $204 dollars for my iPhone 4S 16gb at the apple store. Thought that was good.
Damn it! They gave me the same price for my 32GB 4S. But thats ok. I stil got a 32GB 5C for only $6 out of pocket after that.

That's the problem with the in-store trade ins, they don't or barely take into consideration the capacity. But they will charge you $100 more for the new phone with the next capacity higher.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 03:22 PM   #13
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Verizon offered me $325 for my 32GB Black/Slate iP5. I declined and just sold it on eBay for $460.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 03:32 PM   #14
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Verizon offered me $325 for my 32GB Black/Slate iP5. I declined and just sold it on eBay for $460.
$460 eBay is,net of $400-415 after fees and shipping?

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Trade in is convenient. But expect to get way less than your phone is worth. Businesses need to make money and all that.
Agreed. Time is money. My plastic surgeon buddy did amazon trade in cause its not worth his time to try to get an extra $50 from eBay or Craigslist.

Depends on your hobby. We anesthesia guys have a lot more time on our hands. I like selling on Craigslist. I get a thrill out of it. Even though my wife thinks I may get killed doing these deals. I do always meet in public place.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 03:46 PM   #15
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I absolutely hate dealing with Craig's list people . I rather give my old phone to someone less fortunate .
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 10:06 PM   #16
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The buyer paid the shipping cost. The phone originally cost me $300 so I made around $130 profit on that phone.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 10:19 PM   #17
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Let us not forget another advantage of trading in is that you get to keep your charger, cables and headphones. The cost of replacement cables ain't trivial. It's like getting a spare for free.

eBay takes 10% of the sale, then you have shipping charges and you don't keep your cables and headphones. I don't need that hassle. Plus I don't want to have some 72% buyer rated knucklehead win it and file a dispute that it arrived all scuffed up.

Verizon gave me $360 for my iPhone 5 64gig and I'm fine with that.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 10:22 PM   #18
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I normally sell on ebay. This time my 16 year old got my iPhone 5 and i sold his iPod touch 5 on ebay. Got $230 for it with a dint and scratches. 32gb no lead or ear buds.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 10:24 PM   #19
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I absolutely hate dealing with Craig's list people . I rather give my old phone to someone less fortunate .
What went wrong with dealing with CL?
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 10:36 PM   #20
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Traded in my 32GB Verizon 4s at the Verizon store for $210. I didn't think that was bad, especially considering I had put a scratch on the glass in the past week that was driving me bonkers.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 10:41 PM   #21
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Trade in? No way. I'll keep my 32GB 3GS as a backup. Should something happen to my 5c I'll be back in business after a quick trip to an AT&T store. I also have a 3G that was the backup to the 3GS.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 10:50 PM   #22
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Gazelle offered me $300 and T-Mobile offered $270
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 10:54 PM   #23
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We traded in my Fiancee's 4S directly to our carrier (O2) here in the UK. The phone cost her 100, had a few marks on the screen, but was working fine. They sent a prepaid packing box, wanted no cables, charger or earbuds, and gave us 170.00 for it.

Now just have to sell my pristine 5 complete with AC and I've nearly financed my new 5S!
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 11:16 PM   #24
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I had an iPhone f5 and I traded mine in at the AT&T store and received a $320 value. Mine was the white 64 gig model
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 11:21 PM   #25
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On Launch Day, wandered into the AT&T store and they offered me $310.00 for my 32 GB iPhone 5..... Done deal and I walked out with a 64 GB iPhone 5S. Happy camper here. No fuss, no muss. And, yes, it was nice to be able to keep my Lightning cable, earbuds and so on, too.
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