iPhone 4S trade-in for 5S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sl33t, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    #1
    I have a 16gb iPhone 4S in excellent condition. Now that Apple has their iPhone trade-in program, do you guys think my 4S will be valued enough to upgrade to a 16gb 5S when it comes out, without having to spend any extra money out of my pocket?
     
  2. Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #2
    Doubtful, I think the trade in will be less then the purchase price.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    #3
    I still have my 4S and might upgrade to 5S depending.

    I'll probably just sell my 4S myself on eBay (can prob still get $300.00+ depending on condition), or keep it as a backup.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

    sviato

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Location:
    HR 9038 A
    #4
    I remember reading that the most Apple will give is $285. Although I assume it would be less than that for a 4S.
     
  5. macrumors 603

    siurpeeman

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Location:
    the OC
    #5
    it's worth mentioning the prices being offered today will likely drop a bit when the 5s comes out. i think you'd be much better off selling the phone on craigslist.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    #6
    Thank you for the input everyone. I have thought about it some more and have decided that once my 2-year contract with AT&T is up in November, I will have AT&T unlock my 4S and I will sell it on eBay or Craigslist.
     
  7. AAPLinc, Sep 1, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013

    macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    #7
    I think by the time the 5S comes out you should still be able to get $250.00 easily for a 4S, especially if it's mint. This is of course if you sell yourself. Selling to a store will never yield the appropriate amount of money because they are obviously trying to make money.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    #8
    its 215 for a 16gb 4s. I went to the store. It cost 200 + Tax + 35 bucks activation fee if you have AT&T or Verizon. So still going to set you back at good 50 bucks at least.

    I am selling my on craigslist for $250-300 or trying to trade it for something.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Location:
    Pacific NW
    #9
    walked into an Apple store today to see what the trade in "estimate" would be for my 4s as I'm anxious to move up to the 5s when it becomes available. My 4s is a 32g and in perfect shape. BTW I'm on a Verizon with contract that has expired and is now month to month.

    A long time Apple genius (and a good) guy looked it up, fiddled with a small light (the kind the nose, ear specialist uses to look at ear wax) then proclaimed I would get, drum roll please: $67 !!!!

    wow, am I underwhelmed... That amount is an insult, but maybe that is what Apple is only able to offer??? Anyone else have a similar result?

    Guess my next stop is a Verizon store....
     
  10. macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    #10
    Ridiculous.
     
  11. macrumors 68020

    12vElectronics

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2013
    Location:
    Western United States
    #11
    You've got to be kidding.. $67??
     
  12. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    #12
    Don't ever go to a store to sell your phone back if you actually want to make money. Sell it on craigslist or eBay.

    Even on Gazelle, a 32GB iPhone 4S (depending on carrier) in perfect condition is worth $175.00. And that $175.00 offer is good until October 15th, according to the site.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Location:
    Fort Bragg
    #13
    You do not need to wait for your contract to expire, it can be done now.
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    #14
    not surprised at all, u probably have a better chance at best buy. lol
     
  15. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    #15
    Selling my iPhone can be done now?
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    #16
    i went to apple and see how much they would give me for my 64 gig and it was only $200 so i decided to send it to orange offer instead.
     

Share This Page