Any trade in value for an iPhone 4s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dubs83, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. dubs83 macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2011
    I'm upgrading to the 7 from a 4s. Are there any legitimate trade in websites that will give money for a 4s, or is this model just too old at this point? Gazelle doesn't even list a 4s as an option. Don't really want to sell on eBay...
  2. jetsam macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2015
  3. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    You can try selling on Swappa. You can probably get $60-100 for it depending on the storage size and condition.
  4. dubs83 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2011
    Thanks, I'll look into that. I usually purchase through my carrier, Verizon, so not sure how this affects things though.
  5. jetsam macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2015
    You can order an iPhone from Apple (or buy in-store, if you live near an Apple store) and specify Verizon as your carrier. It's no more difficult than buying direct from Verizon.

    Verizon also has a trade-in program, but I think they'll offer even less than Apple. You can check your phone's trade-in value with Verizon here:
  6. pdxmatts macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2013
    Portland, OR
    Yep, Apple's price is higher than most. You can go into a store and trade it in towards a new iPhone, it does't have to be a 7 and they will put it on the Verizon account for you

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  7. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
    Don't get rid of it. It's more valuable as a second computer or backup.
  8. Animal111 macrumors newbie


    Feb 9, 2013
    Not really worth much. Rather keep it and use it as an ipod or backup phone.
  9. geta, Sep 11, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2016

    geta macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2010
    The Moon
    For $50 i would keep it as a spare\backup phone, iPod duties, for secondary line or give it to a family member.
  10. cwwilson macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    My goodness. I can't imagine using a 4S all this time and then making the jump to the 7.

    It'd be like being born in 1780's, hopping in a time machine, and arriving in the 3100's.
  11. lugworm macrumors 6502


    Apr 4, 2011
    More like hopping from 2007 to 2016.
  12. azentropy macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    Two years ago att offered a $200 credit for the iPhone 4 and 4s. I traded in my old 4, but not the 4s as still wanted to keep it as a backup. Was hoping they would offer the same last year but they didn't. I regret not trading in the 4s then too now. But not willing to trade it in for $50 today, still worth more than that to me as a backup.
  13. dubs83 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2011

    And of course I just got a small crack on the screen yesterday after dropping it. I imagine it is useless now to trade in (if anyone would even take it).

    I'll probably just keep it at this point. It's slower than snot though, so maybe it will be of value in 100 years as a vintage phone :)

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