Best place to sell iPhone 4

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  1. emjaycee18 macrumors regular

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    I was wondering what the best place to sell my iPhone in store will be. I don't want to use either Craigslist or eBay due to trust issues and horror stories that I've read, even though I could probably sell it for more using those outlets. I'm only interested in brick and mortar stores that will buy my phone.

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  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    best buy will give you some money....really low of course. The best place other than bestbuy would be gazelle, not a brick and mortar though. They let you lock in a quote for 30 days.....so you could lock in a quote on say the 25th that will be higher than your quote once the 5 comes out.

    other than those two places, you may have luck at some local shops or even your current carrier
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Celltradein.com is an alternative to Gazelle. I've seen them quote a little higher. Pretty good company..sold 2 blackberries and 2 iphones there. They'll either mail you a check or put the money in your Paypal. Very responsive and free shipping to their office (Chicago).
     
  4. willmtaylor, Aug 8, 2012
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    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Best Buy will give you something between $63 (8GB in poor condition) to $158 (32GB in perfect condition).

    Amazon will give $280 gift card (16GB in 'Like New' condition). Obviously higher & lower for condition, color, carrier, and storage capacity. ($305 for white 32GB)

    RadioShack will give $143 (16GB in great condition w/charger)

    Gazelle is a common (and safe) choice. They're offering $160-$180 (16 GB)

    Buymytronics will give $165-$175 (16GB)

    Nextworth will give around $170 (16GB)

    Also, a lot of people forget about Apple's trade-in program. Right now they're offering $120-$170 of Apple gift cards with free packaging, shipping, etc.

    If you want o trade it in for a Galaxy S3, SamsungUpgrade will give you $155 (That's for a 16GB with minor damage.) :D
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Wow you are right...$310 for a 16gb 4S. That is really really good for not going to craigslist or ebay
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Yup, pretty good prices:
    iPhone 4 Black 16GB $156-$215 (depending on condition)
     
  7. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm $350 for a 64GB 4S at the celltradein website... Amazon offers nearly $500...

    Only problem is that it's in Amazon gift card and I doubt Amazon will be one of the first to have the new iPhone :(

    Hmm...
     
  8. BHP41 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow

    Do you have to buy a new phone from them? Or can you just sell one to them?
     
  9. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    You can also opt to sell the phone on Amazon. I have sold a few items this way. Not selll it to Amazon, sell it ON amazon.
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    But he's selling an iPhone 4 (not 4S).
     
  11. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    Damn whoops I did not see that >< Sorry!

    But I guess my point is that some of those websites do offer great deals. However, the Amazon one will restrict you only to a gift card rather than cash. The others will give you less money than what you can get from Craigslist/eBay, despite the horror stories...

    If you are planning on making a big purchase on Amazon, I say go with the Amazon trade in.
     
  12. al0513 macrumors 6502

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    GameStop will give you $217 in store credit (or 173.60 cash) for a 16GB AT&T.
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    that is probably for a 4S not 4
     
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