did you trade in your old iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by joecartoon22, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    I went to Best Buy and they offered me $148 for my 4s :p

    Politely said "no thank you" and will simply send it to Gazelle by Oct 15th for $225.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  7. macrumors member

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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.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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    I got $204 dollars for my iPhone 4S 16gb at the apple store. Thought that was good.
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  11. macrumors member

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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.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Verizon offered me $325 for my 32GB Black/Slate iP5. I declined and just sold it on eBay for $460.
     
  14. macrumors 68040

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    $460 eBay is,net of $400-415 after fees and shipping?

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    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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    iapplelove

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    I absolutely hate dealing with Craig's list people . I rather give my old phone to someone less fortunate .
     
  16. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  18. macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    What went wrong with dealing with CL?
     
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    soloer

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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.
     
  21. macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    Gazelle offered me $300 and T-Mobile offered $270
     
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    Macman45

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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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    ToddH

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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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    Clix Pix

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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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