Got My New iPhone Today ....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by harcosparky, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    After contemplating the new iPhone 5 and some of the better alternatives I made my decision.

    I was frustrated for the past few weeks and that frustration built to anger as I toss my old iPhone 4 across the room and broke the screen.

    $149 later and I got me a new ( well refurb ) iPhone 4

    I can once again make voice calls so I am happy.

    New phone - no contract extension - I'm good.

    Who knows maybe some day Apple will wake up, offer an iPhone with a more viable larger screen and I will buy that.

    Until that time it will have to be out of warranty replacements! :D
  2. macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2010
    Topeka, Kansas
    Does your money grow on trees?
  3. macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Well, your "new" phone is just the same as your old one. You didn't really.. umm.. upgrade.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2011
    So you replace your iphone 4 with......ta iphone 4.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2012
    So Sparky, lets just recap here...

    You got angry.
    You broke your phone on purpose.
    You spent $150 to replace the phone you broke yourself.

    Uh, ok.
  6. macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Wow, guess you really showed Apple
    I'm sure they got your message loud and clear ;)
  7. macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2010
  8. macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2011
    Next time, pleasure yourself instead of breaking the phone.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    Bigger screen is unlikely. Try the Galaxy S3 if you want a large screen.
  10. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    The five stages of insanity:

    Shock and disbelieve on whatever unhappiness with I5
    Anger and Frustration.
    Acceptance after finding out no alternatives.
    Elation after all I can make voice calls again!
  11. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Did I say anything about upgrading?

    On the other hand I did turn in a iPhone that was not functioning properly electronically before I broke it physically and got one that does, so I guess in a sense that was an upgrade.

    Do you have any idea how hard it is to accidentally break an iPhone on purpose? :D


    Firs the phone had an intermittent problem.

    Apple could not duplicate so they sent me on my way.

    Went back with a problem they could verify.

    Replacement acquired.

    Now if I so desired I can sell that WORKING PHONE, make a small profit and do what I want! :D


    It's my money to do with as I please, but thanks for caring! :p


    Looking at EBAY

    I will be able to get anywhere from $250 ( up to $370 ) and up for this ....


    Broken ones are getting $150

    I think I'll make out just fine! :D
  12. macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    Big mistake on the 4, you should have got the 5 for SO many reasons. Anyway you will probably not be able to get barely anything out of iOS7 lol.
  13. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    So you think spending $150 for a phone that I will sell for $250 +++ was a mistake?

    Keep in mind I could not sell the original phone because it had an intermittent problem so I had two choices.......

    #1 - Keep broken phone and spend $399 for a new one.

    #2 - Spend $150 for new one, sell it on Ebay for $250 +++, making a profit of at least $100 then paying the difference for a new phone.

    At the end of this a $399 phone will cost me less than $299
  14. macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    hmmm yeah financially speaking that is a good move.
  15. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008

    I just couldn't get Apple to go along with the replacement until I could show them it was really broken!
  16. macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2012
    You said that even broken ones are going for $150 on ebay, right? If that's true, why didn't you just sell your original (pre-broken) iPhone 4 for $150 or more. Seems like that would have been the more financially prudent move.
  17. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Condition is everything ......

    Up to $150 in " pristine looking " condition.

    I found one that sold for $150 but it had 'liquid damage', LOOKED " brand new " also it had a over $100 in accessories.

    Cracked/broken glass was even less.

    My glass front and back looked like someone dragged it through a sandpile for months not to mention the additional problems.

    Even if I do not sell it, I have a much better phone than I did before and more importantly NO CONTRACT!
  18. macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    so tempted to write cool story bro.... so tempted.....
    nice story chap. Tell it again.
  19. macrumors 68020


    Jun 6, 2010
    Your thread title seems deliberately misleading.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    I am guessing your warranty expired? Mine had an intermittent home button issue and when my wife brought it to an Apple store it was acting fine (of course). The guy replaced it anyways, no questions asked.. had one month left to go on my warranty luckily.


    Dip it in water.
  21. macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Hmm you coulda upgraded to an iPhone 5 for cheaper.

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