Anyone having problems selling old iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by California King, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    Maybe it's just not a great time to sell your old iPhone with all the other people trying to sell it now as well, or maybe it's the price ($350), but I posted my 16GB white iPhone 3GS on Craigslist and haven't received 1 offer. The posting was very detailed and included good pictures of the iPhone. Should I just lower the price or just wait a few weeks and post it up again?

    BTW, I'm seeing about 2 whole pages of new listings everyday.
  2. j3w3ly macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2010
    I'm selling my 8GB 3G for $250. I think the price is high but that's what the norm is in this area. I haven't received any offers either...but it's only been up for 2 days. I'll probably just drop the price if it doesn't move.
  3. BKNY macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    did u unlock it ?

    if u unlock it and mention that it will work for tmobile people will def buy it.
  4. California King thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    Yep, it's jailbroken/unlocked running iOS 4. Also includes a case and screen protector.
  5. TheBama macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2010
    Birmingham, AL
    Pre-sold my 32GB a few days before 4-launch to beat the rush of old phones. Got $300 I asked for within minutes. (Basically free iphone4, lol)
  6. Airik macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2008
    Florida, USA
    I sold my 16GB 3G yesterday for $250 including a dock. If you offer in your ad to unlock the phone, you've got a good chance. I heard from about 4 buyers, and 3 of them wanted it to be unlocked to run on T-Mobile.
  7. jyj macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2009
    i sold my 8GB 3G for $250 about 2 weeks before the launch. It was jailbroken and unlocked, too. I don't know where you are (I'm in Houston), but I'm guessing that your price might be a bit high.
  8. trumptman macrumors newbie


    Jun 25, 2010
    I'd say yes you asking too much for it. I'm in So Cal and I've not been looking at any ads for 3GS/16 above $300. There are simply too many of them.

    I say this as an owner of a 3G who I know probably won't get more than $200 for it.

    A couple points.. one, there is a glut of iPhones. Two whatever was presold is also dumping on the market for the most part. That means likely up to a million iPhones now hitting the market used.

    Three, even with pics, people get tired of scammers and people making claims about these very expensive phones that just end up not being true. There's a lot that can go wrong on them and they have to reflect that pricing.
  9. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    I am hoping to sell my 8gb 3G soon for at least $200. I had it on eBay earlier for a day and a half with no bids, but will re-list it now that it is jailbroken and unlocked.
  10. detroit1 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    sold my unlocked 3gs for 350 on Wednesday. although it was to a guy from germany who told me they pay 1500 for unlocked phones over there and it was a steal in the US. just put stuff in there like need to sell today, lowest price on cl, unlocked, mint condition, and give your phone number and ask for texts. thats what i did and i got a call within 15 minutes. if it doesnt work then delete the post and repost every 6 hours or so
  11. RedCloud75013 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    I sold my first 16gb 3gs on ebay for $300 a week ago - and I'm advertising my other 3GS for the same price on Craigslist and got plenty of offers.
    If you add some extras such as JB and unlock, you'll have buyers!
  12. Bloake macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2008
    I'm so glad I have a friend who would happily buy my iPhone 3G (year and a half old, refurb) for $200!! :D That's more than what I paid for originally for it
  13. Brien macrumors 68030


    Aug 11, 2008
    I was barely able to sell my 16gb 3G for $200 last week. But from reading what other people are getting, I think it really comes down to luck.
  14. ChocolateApple macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2010
    New York
    I had 3 interested people via Craigslist. One withdrew, one never responded, and the third replied too late.

    I was selling it with a Vaja case. Instead, I locked in a good price through one of those companies that buys iPhones, and will try to get a better price for my Vaja case as a solo item since there are a lot of new 3G/S owners out there.
  15. California King thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    So you guys don't think I can get $350 if I wait a few weeks? Just lower the price? What price should I set it to? $280?
  16. XJ13sd macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    Because it's a 16 gig prob 200-250$ even unlocked. Again your location matters. In southern California and I've seen 32 gigs 3GS going for 300$
  17. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    sold my 3g 32 GB JB and unlocked for 200 bills. picked up the i4 32G for 200!
    a wash for a new phone with no reception!
  18. taskmanager macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2009
    Just wait 2 weeks then sell it. You will end up getting more. Less will be on the market
  19. playafly187 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
  20. nparmelee macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2008
    We sold a 16GB 3G for $227 and a 16GB 3GS for $275 yesterday. Could we have timed it for higher, maybe, but we're happy, just wanted them to pay for the new phones and cover any shipping and other fees from selling them.
  21. Reser macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2010
    Geez you Americans are the ones causing the stupidly low prices offered on ebay.

    Do NONE of you realise that paying $200 for an iphone on contract is not the full price of the phone?? Part of the monthly price is paying FOR the phone. The full price of the phone is actually closer to $600-800 new.

    To putt into perspective, a contract WITHOUT a phone for the same minutes and texts will cost ALOT less, you pay that much BECAUSE of the phone.

    In the uk we get our iPhones unlocked and sim free. The 3GS was £549 for the 32gb that is $827 , before all of you started listing your phones so low a preowned one would sell for about $700.

    I mean seriously, in the uk they even pay you £285 ($485) to RECYCLE the phone and you are selling them for ALOT LESS then that even.

    If you do not believe me then see for yourself

    Double what you are selling your phones for to RECYCLE it...
  22. Romanesq macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2003
    on planet earth...

    uh no. I sold my 32GB for that earlier this week. And if I waited a couple more days it would be lower than that.

    New product, new market. Hello. :rolleyes:
  23. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    No issue here. Sold my 32GB 3GS like a hotcake the first day I put on craigslist for $475 unlocked / jailbroken & provided some useful apps
  24. kg911 macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2010
    350 is steep, considering companies are buying it for max 200...
  25. VeNoMiZeD macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2008
    San Francisco
    Sold my 32gb 3GS Black for $330 on Monday. Not the highest but I was satisfied becaues I got my 32gb Iphone 4 for $299+taxes.

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