Anyone thinking of selling there newly unlocked at&t iPhone 5??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by snook911, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    Like alot of you I just got my iPhone 5 unlocked with unlock fusion thanks to this forum. Thank you Mac Rumors. I looked on ebay and it looks like unlocked 32GB iphone 5's have been going for $1,000 to $1,200. Any reason I should not try and sell my iPhone 5 for $1,200 and then go and buy a new one full price for $750? Seems like a no brainer but maybe I'm missing something.:confused:
     
  2. 617aircav Suspended

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    Just checked eBay and seeing a lot of them with bids that would mean very low profit margin. You would have to sell at least $200 above cost which I'm not seeing on eBay right now.

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    If you buy the iPhone at 650 and sell it for 850 on eBay you are looking at less than $70 profit. Not worth the risk. I make more than that selling used phones on eBay that cost way less.
     
  3. snook911, Sep 26, 2012
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    snook911 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    check this link
    http://www.ebay.com/csc/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=unlocked+iphone+5+32gb&LH_Complete=1&rt=nc

    These are completed listings and there are quite a few between $1,000 and $1,200 and a few over $1,200. If I can sell it for $1,150 that would be about $1050 after shipping and fees. New iPhone 32Gb $800 with taxes. Thats $250 profit. . Also I bought the phone on subsidy for $300 after selling my 4S for $500 so I don't have to put any money out of pocket to do this. I'll probably put it up for $1,200 and see what happens. You never know.:D
     
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

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    If you are selling overseas, be aware that the USPS no longer ships iPhones outside the US because of some new regulations on international shipments of lithium batteries. You'll need to use UPS or FedEx (and they will tighten up in January, but phones should still be acceptable if properly marked), which can cost more.
     
  5. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    How do I get my 16gb iPhone 5 at&t unlocked ?
     
  6. Cubeeless macrumors regular

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    The >1000$ ones are buy it know auctions and are not really sold.
     
  7. STiNG Operation macrumors 6502a

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    I had to relist my iPhone 4 three times when I sold it recently. Make sure you restrict all the a********* buyers that bid and don't pay, as well as out of country buyers. Also when my iPhone sold I owed ebay 50$. Something to keep in mind.
     
  8. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    ebay sellers..
    fussion unlock seems to be the one of choice
     
  9. snook911 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean the buy it now auctions are really not sold? If its in green on that page it sold. Does it mean the person actually paid? Maybe not but some hit the buy it now button to purchase it. I sell alot of my auctions as buy it now. If someone hits the button its sold if not its not sold. Its pretty much free to list and you only pay about 5% with buy it now so thats how I list more expensive things.

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Unlock-Code...412?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c687114ec

    This is the auction I used. $8.46 and it worked. I tested it last night with a tmobile sim.
     

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