About to buy an iPhone 4 ... am I an idiot?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by babond, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. babond macrumors member

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    Ok so the 3GS **** the bed this weekend and I'm using a GoPhone that I refuse to use for a second longer. I found a iPhone 4 for $350 on craigslist. I feel this will hold me over till January when the iPhone 5s aren't such a novelty and can be found. It will make for a good backup phone as well. Just want to make sure I'm not a idiot for doing this. I can't go another day without an iPhone and while I plan on getting the 5 early next year.... this will feel like a brand new toy compared to the 3GS.

    thoughts....?
     
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    A big one too!
     
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    Yes.

    Anyone that says no is a fellow idiot of yours.
     
  8. babond thread starter macrumors member

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    really? I mean I fig. I can give this to my GF or use it as a good backup. I don't need the IP5 right away. Why should I not do this?
     
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    You're.
     
  11. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    if you feel that the current generation of iphone can do all for you, then no, you're not an idiot. Besides, you can return the phone within 14 days if you happen to change your mind.
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I didn't know craigslist had a 14 day return policy :confused:
     
  13. babond thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm buying it from someone on Craigslist. So no contract required. I'm due for an upgrade but I literally cannot use this GoPhone another day. It's painful. I can get the iPhone 5 whenever I want for the contract price (will wait till January). Any input on why this is a bad idea to those who think so? I mean couldn't I turn this thing around for $300 later on?
     
  14. dbs0026 macrumors member

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    good lord

    If you seriously need to ask this question, then by all means, YES you are a flipping idiot!
     
  15. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Wrong...problem is the price will drop as soon as the new models are announced. And that may be after 14 days.
     
  16. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Just to clarify... rather than wait, you're willing to pay full price for an old phone that will be significantly upgraded within the next couple of weeks and are asking the members of a Mac rumor site if you're an idiot?

    You're an idiot for even asking. The actually considering of buying an old phone right now makes you much worse.


    It's still a great phone and if the announcements were still a month or two away, it might even make sense to pick one up, but knowing that the iPhone 5 is likely being announced next week, simply looking at the iPhone 4 is idiotic at that price.

    You think that it'll only drop $50 after the iPhone 5 is available? More than likely, it'll drop more than that... much more if the rumored 4S comes out and improves on the 4 (at a lower price).
     
  17. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    If you got the funds, do it! My, $350 is not the end of the world! You should still be able to resell it for something when the iP5 arrives.

    If you do not have the funds, you likely should not buy the iPhone 5 either.
     
  18. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you're right and I just realized he wants to buy it from craigs...So yea, better wait :p ;)
     
  19. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    The man makes a valid point. Well, a few.
     
  20. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Having the funds available doesn't automatically make a purchase wise.
     
  21. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    LoL... guess I'll have to call craigslist up to get a return/refund on my "oriental massage" ;):p:D
     
  22. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    I always get a kick out of reading that. Absence of apostrophe and 'e'.
     
  23. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Ur aNe IdiGt!

    That better? ;)
     
  24. macinnv macrumors regular

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    Do it. iPhone 4's would probably sell for at least $300 even after launch so you'll break even or maybe be out of pocket $50. That way you also arent stuck waiting in lines hoping to get the new iphone at launch or staying up all night hitting refresh.
     
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    This.
     

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