Another iPhone/Porsche type trade...

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by itsPhil, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. itsPhil macrumors newbie

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    anyone see craigstrade.com?

    trying to trade an iPhone to pay off $10,000 of school loans/debts.

    already made first trade - 16GB iPhone 3G for 80GB PS3
     
  2. koilvr macrumors 6502

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    Cool you did what somebody else did that somebody else did.
     
  3. itsPhil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple didn't invent the mp3 player, or the smartphone, or the tablet computer, or a lot of other things. But what they did do was execute all these products better, and deliver them in a way that consumers really would latch on to.

    My first goal is really just to help trade my way out debt. That's number one.

    I'm just trying to have fun doing it, and give people something to follow on their twitter!
     
  4. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    what's with all these crap posts lately?

    put this crap in the wasteland. this has nothing to do with iPhone.
     
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  6. itsPhil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You really think this is crap? Sorry for posting. I would never try to advertise/spam something.

    I figured, I'm not selling anything, and I'm not making any money off my blog for traffic.

    I honestly thought it would be interesting to iPhone owners to see something like this and be able to follow it.

    My apologies if you didn't like it.
     
  7. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    it's NOT IPHONE RELATED. post this elsewhere.

    just because you said "iphone" in your post doesn't mean it's really iphone related. this thread is more "craigslist" related....take it there.
     
  8. itsPhil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I really don't want to upset too many people with it. I would kindly argue that the iPhone is a cultural phenomenon, and that this is a testament to the value of the product. I think seeing what people would be willing to trade away to get an iPhone is very iPhone-related.

    I'll tell you what. If more people start complaining about this post I will more than happily take it down. Last thing I want to do is come off like I'm spamming with non-related stuff.
     
  9. malevolant macrumors 6502

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    Once you get to $10,000 from starting with an iPhone then maybe it would be interesting. Otherwise this is simply a "Red Paperclip" type thing...and for those that don't know what that is... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE8b02EdZvw
     
  10. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    I was entertained...by both your blog and the Porsche story

    MacRumors is full of angry people who like to think they're in charge of what goes in the forums. Don't let it bother you
     
  11. itsPhil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I appreciate your optimism. And don't worry, things like this could never bother me. I have a real life with real problems and things to worry about. This is just a message board haha. But a powerful one at that.
     
  12. 1 Cor. 15:26 macrumors member

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    Seems like a cool idea. Stick with it. Good luck!
    [/notbeingtheiPhoneforumpolice]
     
  13. KingHuds macrumors 6502

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    I think you're doing it wrong. You traded for something worth...about the same... and paid extra money.
     
  14. 1 Cor. 15:26 macrumors member

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    But if he can resell it for a higher price then it could be a step forward (if he finds a naive buyer.)
     
  15. itsPhil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is an iPhone 3G, not a 3GS. I don't see many of these selling about the $150 mark. A new 80GB PS3 is worth about $300. Even at $250 I'm close to breaking even. But keep in mind, the PS3 might be a better bargaining chip trying to move up to a more valuable item.

    Did you see the other offers people made to me? Do you think there was a better one?
     
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  17. longofest Editor emeritus

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    Thread moved

    Thread has been moved to Apple/Industry/Internet discussion. Fits better here.
     
  18. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    Get enough attention and I'll wager craigslist will on you for your domain name being too similar to theirs.
     
  19. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

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    I like how the guy named "WhySoSerious" is taking this so seriously and getting his panties in a knot :rolleyes:
     
  20. itsPhil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just thought you should all know that I have already traded the iPhone and received a Playstation 3 with two games. I now have multiple offers for nice digital cameras and 2 different laptops.

    If I make the trade the laptop I would have converted a used iPhone 3G (valued at no more than $100-$200) for either a camera or laptop (valued from $300-$900)
     

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