should I unlock before I sell my iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ay98182, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    Oct 8, 2007
    #1
    Hey everyone,

    I want to sell my iPhone 3G 8GB on eBay - it's currently locked to O2, so should I pay the £15 or so fee to unlock it officially first (is it worth it?), or jailbreak it, or just let the buyer unlock it themselves?

    Also, how much do you think I can get for it? It's in good condition (some wear, but no scratches on the screen) and works perfectly, but has a crack on the back that's noticeable if you look closely?

    Any advice appreciated!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Jun 18, 2008
    #2
    Yes you should unlock it. If you can jailbreak it too that would increase it's value!

    I think a good rule of thumb for phones is that they tend to drop £10 every month. So that should be a rough guide!
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    #3
    for £15 you should unlock it i think.
    here it costs €50 to officially unlock it - and thats really not worth it with an 3G.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    PsstGreek

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    #4
    An 8GB iPhone 3G goes from $100-$200 USD or 64GBP to 130GBP (converted), from what I've seen.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    JASApplications

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    #5
    Definitely unlock it so it will increase the number of people looking to buy it.
     

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