Best time to buy a used iPhone? And what price to expect?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DDustiNN, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. DDustiNN macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
    I'm looking to buy a Verizon iPhone for my mom. Either the 4 or 4s, doesn't matter. I've been watching some on eBay and they really seem to hold their value.

    Just curious what kind of ballpark price range I should expect, for each model (4 and 4s). Preferrably 16 GB or more, probably not the 8.

    As for the time frame, are prices usually higher just before or after a new model release? I mean with rumors of the new iPhone coming in September, should I start looking now for a 4/4s, or should I wait a couple months?

    I'm hoping to spend around $200 at most, though I'm not sure how realistic that is. The 4s seems to go for nearly $400 it looks like. But if I were to snag a 4s, I'd probably give her my 4 I suppose.

    I'm also not opposed to buying one with a cracked screen and replacing it. I'm actually interested in taking it apart and replacing parts (I've done it with previous phones, just never an iPhone).

    Thanks guys :D
  2. ApplesAndOrangs macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    Where do you live?

    Prices will plunge a bit for the 4 and 4s when the 5 comes out. I would wait it out. Could probably get a nice 4 for about $200 then. 4s will be around $325-$350.
  3. DDustiNN thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
    I'm in Michigan, Detroit area. Thanks for the info!

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