Any idea what Apple is paying for used Iphones?

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  1. G-hog macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2011
    I looked around the forums but haven't seen it mentioned yet. Does anybody know what Apple is paying for a used 4s?
  2. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
  3. dasams macrumors member


    May 6, 2011
    $135 for my 4 and $215 for 4S. Both are complete and undamaged, etc...
  4. BJonson macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2010
    Got $150 for my 32gb 4 and $220 for my 16gb 4s from Best Buy. It's gift card though.
  5. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    NOTE: The prices vary DRASTICALLY if you do the trade-in in-store. Online on that site it quoted me for $360, in store when I went to buy my iPhone 5S I asked for a quote cause I was willing to sell at that price and they quoted me on the iPhone in PERFECT condition and offered me $250 :eek:

    I showed them the exact same quote on the website and they said the prices vary. Meh.
  6. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    The online prices are part of the mail-in program managed by PowerON.
    The in-store program is managed by a totally different company and they have different prices and different rules.
    The most significant one for me was that the in-store program will not take broken or water-damaged phones.
    The mail-in program accepts both.
    I got $181 for a water-damaged 32gb iPhone 4S via mail-in.
    Got my gift card 6-days later.
  7. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    GameStop was paying the highest amount locally. They gave more than what was quoted on their website, but as you say, prices may vary due to differing demand in different areas. YMMV.
  8. echo44 macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    I got around $250 (dont remember the exact number) for a 5 64gb
    i thought that was pretty fair as i don't use a case and am pretty rough on my phones with lots of scratches, very convenient and fast selling at the apple store. The sales person was very honest she said if I sold it on Craigs list I could probably get around $400
  9. beachbum1982 macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2012
    I wasn't able to get a phone but they said my trade in value was:

    $122 att white 4 16gb
    $204 att black 4s 16gb
  10. sn macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2011
    I got a quote on my iphone 4 for £6.50 due to there being a hairline crack on the rear glass.

    Yes, £6.50.
  11. joewillmott macrumors regular

    May 22, 2012
    Brand new and unopened iPhone 5... £110. Genuinely do not understand why anyone would use this? I also have one with a barely-noticable crack... £35. For an iPhone 5. Bloody hell.
  12. sn macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2011
    It's a bit of a joke. If you take a anywhere but the apple store, you'll get so much more
  13. Allport1954 macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Ann Arbor, MI
    My apple store refused my iPhone 4S trade-in because 1 of the 2 water sensors was tripped (the headphone jack). While I have never spilled water on the 4S or dropped it in water, it didn't matter in the eyes of Apple's trade in policy.
  14. billycuth macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2010
    I had a 16GB white 4s. Apple offered me $209 for it yesterday.

    My ebay auction finished last night at almost $350. I netted just under $300 after fees and shipping.
  15. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Apple offered me about $250 for a month old iPhone 5 64GB in mint condition. I said no thanks as I have a Craigslist offer if $450 today.
  16. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    I'm debating poweredon (apple online) vs amazon. They both give similar for my iphone 5 32gb att.

    Which is faster?
  17. G-hog thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2011

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