$400 for a Verizon 64gb iPhone 5s a good price?

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  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    Looking to get a 5s for my daughter. Is $400 for a mint 3-month old 64 GB Verizon 5s a decent price? I don't want to flip for a iPhone 6 for her yet. Thanks!
     
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  3. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Definitely a good price. I sold my 16GB Verizon for $480 just last week. Verizon 5S's are factory unlocked too, so you'll be able to use it on T-Mobile or AT&T should you switch carriers.
     
  4. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I actually just bought it an hour ago. Mint condition, came with original box and all the accessories were never used. Has the $25 verizon glass protector on it (like that a lot!) and also came with an otter box case that I saw goes for $40 on Amazon.

    Popped in my T-Mobile SIM and worked right away. Restoring from my previous iPhone via iTunes right now. Pretty happy :)
     
  5. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    thats a great deal.

    I bought a sealed 16GB 5s on craigslist for $300. Went into ATT store to get a sim, guy ran the IMEI, and told me it was reported stolen...

    I went home and popped in my wife's sim, and it worked.

    Not sure what is going on. I am afraid ATT will find out the shut down my account.

    Not sure how they were able to steal a sealed iphone...
     
  6. Jazper macrumors 6502a

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    You can mark a device as stolen, e.g. either with the IEMI or using the SIM (phone number) on the phone. Not sure why another SIM would work as all carriers should use the same database.
     
  7. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    That's what troubles me too. I ran the IMEI thru SWAPPA, and it says it is clean, but I ran it thru another site, it says it is blacklisted by "US Blacklist blah blah blah".
     
  8. Jazper macrumors 6502a

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    Can I ask what carrier your wife is with? I know AT&T and Verizon share databases not 100% certain about the rest.
     
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    Me and my wife are on ATT Mobile Share Plan.
     
  10. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Craigslist could get addicting, or these will all drop a lot when they flood the market in a week. Today I bought another...this time a mint unlocked (Verizon) 32gb 5s for $325 (with box and all unused accessories).
     
  11. bmwx12 macrumors newbie

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    Seems like a great deal. My go to for phone pricing now is Swappa.
     
  12. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like a great price and they no longer make that model anymore just the 16 and 32gb ones.
     

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