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Old Jul 6, 2008, 07:52 AM   #1
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Fair price for a used 1st generation iphone?

What would be a fair price to pay for a used 16GB or 8GB 1st generation iphone which are locked to AT&T?
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 08:04 AM   #2
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Fair is in the pocketbook of the beholder, but I paid $150 for a brand new 8 gb, which was more luck than anything else.

I would not have paid more than $250 for an 8gb, and maybe $350 for a 16gb, those price points I considered fair when I was in the market for a 1st gen iPhone.

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Old Jul 6, 2008, 08:09 AM   #3
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Fair is in the pocketbook of the beholder, but I paid $150 for a brand new 8 gb, which was more luck than anything else.

I would not have paid more than $250 for an 8gb, and maybe $350 for a 16gb, those price points I considered fair when I was in the market for a 1st gen iPhone.
$150 is impressive... and yes, lucky.

Those $250-350 price points are fair in the sense that they're locked to AT&T's refurb prices (IIRC... I don't remember what the 16GB refurb price is), but I wouldn't call them fair market prices in the sense that official refurbs, particularly at the $250 price point, are rarely available and have sold out extremely quickly (typically same day). I'd say fair market is $250-300 for the 8GB iPhone, for some kind of sale mechanism that doesn't involve lots and lots of fees (i.e. I think even more is fair market reasonable on eBay purely because of how much in fees the seller must recoup).
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 02:31 PM   #4
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I have just been offered 250 ($500) for my 8GB unlocked iPhone, and people are bidding even higher than that.
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 02:42 PM   #5
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Just sold my 1st gen iPhone for $275 and it had the bottom dead strip on the screen. I had it working but you had to press above the button you wanted to touch.
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 03:08 PM   #6
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i sold my 4gig iphone with a cracked screen on ebay for 175 dollars. I set a buy it now for that much and it was gone within 12 hours. I could have probably gotten more for it but wasnt sure how much it would be worth
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 03:11 PM   #7
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i just sold my 8GB with a few small scratches for $360
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 04:21 PM   #8
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I'm about to sell my 16gb iPhone for $450, it's unlocked.


Now I have to wait until Friday or Saturday to get mine.


I figured it be like this.

$310 for 16gb BLACK iPhone
$70 first month's bill
$80 or less for Early Termination Fee hook up from my A&TT buddy

= $460 - $25 discount from referral from an AT&T member and possibly -$50 from first time A&TT subscriber. = grand total $390...


This is what I I have planned...
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 04:33 PM   #9
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I'm about to sell my 16gb iPhone for $450, it's unlocked.


Now I have to wait until Friday or Saturday to get mine.


I figured it be like this.

$310 for 16gb BLACK iPhone
$70 first month's bill
$80 or less for Early Termination Fee hook up from my A&TT buddy
You also have to pay the bill for the second month. If you return in the first thirty days, you've gotta give the phone back. And I really doubt that you're gonna get a special cancellation fee from your friend. I'm also coming up dry when searching for that $50 discount that you mentioned... Don't forget taxes on your bills, either.

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Well, i was thinking of selling my 8GB Unlocked jailbroken iPhone for about 200-250, is that around about the normal price? there is nothing wrong with it, its been in a Tuffwrap phone case and had a screen protector on it since i have had it on xmas day.

I have to sell it in my home town area tho as i have an ebay account but i have never sold anything on there, so people wouldn't buy from me if i put it on there. Nevermind
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 05:43 PM   #11
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I'm about to sell my 16gb iPhone for $450, it's unlocked.


Now I have to wait until Friday or Saturday to get mine.


I figured it be like this.

$310 for 16gb BLACK iPhone
$70 first month's bill
$80 or less for Early Termination Fee hook up from my A&TT buddy

= $460 - $25 discount from referral from an AT&T member and possibly -$50 from first time A&TT subscriber. = grand total $390...


This is what I I have planned...
Just wondering, why? Where do you plan on using this phone?
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 05:45 PM   #12
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Well, i was thinking of selling my 8GB Unlocked jailbroken iPhone for about 200-250, is that around about the normal price? there is nothing wrong with it, its been in a Tuffwrap phone case and had a screen protector on it since i have had it on xmas day.

I have to sell it in my home town area tho as i have an ebay account but i have never sold anything on there, so people wouldn't buy from me if i put it on there. Nevermind

I don't know if you'd be up for this, but I'd list it for you. I have a good feedback from buying and selling. PM me if you want to talk about it.
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The $25 referral discount isn't available right away. You have to sign up after you get the new account, go though verification and wait a few weeks to get the gift card to mailed you.
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 08:39 PM   #14
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i sold my 1st gen on ebay for $400, it had some moderate scratching.
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 08:55 PM   #15
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Red face hmmm.... why?

If you can get a new iphone for $199 next week, why would someone want to pay more for an old iphone??

I guess it would make sense for someone who only wanted to use it as a WI-FI Ipod without the phone... essentially a iPod Touch with a camera and speakerphone and version 2.0 apps (free).
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Old Jul 6, 2008, 09:09 PM   #16
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since my wife is not eligible for an upgrade, we're buying her friend's 1st gen refurb 16g for $200 so her friend can upgrade.
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If you can get a new iphone for $199 next week, why would someone want to pay more for an old iphone??

I guess it would make sense for someone who only wanted to use it as a WI-FI Ipod without the phone... essentially a iPod Touch with a camera and speakerphone and version 2.0 apps (free).
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