Anyone else not selling, but Gazelling.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Slip Jigs, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

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    3GS 32, I just got the box from them and am getting ready to ship back. Offer is $304, but they may bump it down to $275 if they don't agree with my assessment, which will still be fine. It just beats the hassles of eBay or CL as far as I'm concerned.
     
  2. fuzion macrumors 6502

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    Uh.. what?
     
  3. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

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  4. Slip Jigs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Gazelle.com, they will buy your phone.

    Use at your own discretion, but I've heard nothing but positive things, one good transaction myself previously.
     
  5. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Hell no I won't use that site. I will just sell it on eBay and get more then double what they are offering me.
     
  6. youngplaya0228 macrumors regular

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    Yeah not as much as double, but can definitely get more. They offered me around $90 for my 3G, and even Radioshack gives me more money then that ($115), plus i can sell a broken 3G for $120+ on eBay.
     
  7. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    They were offering me $212 for my 32GB 3GS ... with the right timing, I am sure I can get _close_ to $400.
     
  8. g8orballboy macrumors regular

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    I tried to sell mine for 2 weeks at $400 on cl with no takers, cut it down to $350 and sold it in 2 days. I don't know how people are selling their 32gig 3gs's for $450+.....I couldn't get near that. But you can definitely do better than gazelle.
     
  9. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a

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    I used them for a Samsung Blackjack (original) and some chargers for $14.

    I also sent them an old (pre-internal wifi - had a pcmcia card) Compaq Presario laptop, but I got nada for it. That's okay, they will wipe it clean and recycle it for me and they paid for shipping.

    YMMV
     
  10. Maverick713 macrumors 6502

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    that timing may have been a week ago
     
  11. nateharr macrumors 6502

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    How in the hell did you get that deal?

    I have a near perfect iPhone 3Gs 32GB with an AC Adapter and original cables and my offer is $222.
     
  12. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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    I can't believe anyone actually does this. As if it's such a "hassle" to use CL and get $50-150 more
     
  13. HotFieryTech macrumors member

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    Yeah. I just put in an order to send my horribly cracked 3G for $50 before it drops when 4 is released. :D
     
  14. nohite macrumors member

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    I think Gazelle was offering $304 on Monday, but down to $222 on Wednesday. A whopping $82 in 2 days! Prices on other sites are down to similar range too. I got my box today too (I registered last Friday). I will be happy with anything above $250. Otherwise I will ask them to sent it back.
     
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  16. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Eh, need to wait a few weeks after most people sell theirs. Price will drop a lot after release, then it will go back up. iPhone 4's will be very expensive for a long time on eBay. If someone wants a 3GS without a contract, they will need to pay more.
     
  17. Slip Jigs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I put mine in before the pre order day.

    I'm not saying the best deal one can get, but it's just another option. If you've done bay, then you know what you gotta dea with there including all the fees thatmcan take up to $50'away from the selling price. CL has it's own issues, what all the correspondence, arranging meet ups and what not.

    But to each his own, I'm getting enough to cover my new phone that's all that matters to me.
     
  18. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    You guys need to stop posting your selling prices and subtract all the fees you paid (E-bay, PayPal, etc) and shipping charges after the sale. I'm sure the money you actually cleared was much less.
     
  19. ItsThatKush macrumors regular

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    Will be my backup plan if craigslist doesn't go well.
     
  20. mayakukla macrumors regular

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    I sold my used 32 3GS on CL 4 weeks ago. $500 suckas. Selling just before a release will not get you top dollar
     
  21. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    I really can't fathom people getting $350+ for a 16GB 3GS. $400? That's just ridiculous and very rare, unless you happen to live in a small city where there aren't many people or something.

    I live in Los Angeles, and craigslist is flooded with iPhones. I sold my white 16GB 3GS for $300 - and honestly, I had one buyer contact me, and I followed up quickly enough to finally get it sold at that price. When I had it listed at $350 and then $330, I didn't get a single inquiry.

    Luckily, I didn't care much about profiting or even covering the entire cost of my iPhone 4. All I'm paying is tax on a 32GB, and I feel satisfied with that. Haggling for $20 more dollars isn't worth it to me.

    And ebay is evil.
     
  22. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    Can't find troll spray.... must... spray... tro.l..l......

    Ok, thanks. I sold 2 iPhone 4's for 1800, what's your point?

    I will be giving my brother my 3gs 16g and will probably hold onto my wifes 3gs for a back up/iPod touch for the kids.

    Nothing wrong with e-bay, you just have to be smart. I have 1300+ positive vs 0 neg fb and only had trouble on a few (maybe 10 or so) of those transactions and of those 10 only 3 where "big" problems.
     
  23. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    It's not a matter of being smart or not, it's a matter of ebay's exorbitant fees, paypal's fees on top of that, and the hassle of shipping things. That's without even getting into the potential thousands of crooks and scumbags who troll the site.
     

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