Best way to get iPhone 6 when I have iPhone 5s now?

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  1. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    I have a backup iPhone 4 to use so:
    -Selling iPhone 5s 32gb the end of August (hopefully get around $600)
    -Use iPhone 4 until the 6 comes out

    Question is:
    1) pay for retail iPhone 6
    Or
    2) pay eft and get iPhone 6 with new 2 year contract

    What option is better? Any other solid strategies?
     
  2. Jaguarr40 macrumors regular

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    There really are no strategies to it. It is really what you are comfortable with especially if you think you will get that much for your 5S, you can then use it to get the 6. It's really all up to you.
     
  3. Christian 5G macrumors 6502a

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    I am just pre ordering the iPhpne when it becomes available and then just wait until it comes to my doorsteps. Then selling my unlocked iPhone 5s
     
  4. Smith2000 macrumors member

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    Depends on the ETF

    Call in and see what the ETF would be the day before preorder. Be sure to add the upgrade fee that will come when you get the new phone when you're figuring the cost.

    If you do the ETF be sure to check that make sure your eligibility reset so you'll actually be able to do the preorder in time. You might want to do the ETF two days before just to make sure there's time to make sure you're upgrade eligible in time.

    Keep in mind we don't know the month the phone will come out yet. I'd plan for December just so you don't get your hopes too high.

     
  5. mastershakess thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you paying full retail?

    My question is, if I pay ETF do I lose my phone number?
     
  6. Smith2000 macrumors member

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    Probably not worth ETF

    If you just pay the ETF and go month-to-month you won't lose your phone number.

    I have a feeling that ETF+Upgrade, plus cost of the phone will be very close to the cost of the full priced phone.

    You'll most likely be best off buying iPhone 6 at full price and saving your upgrade for next year.

     
  7. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    There's no way anyone is paying around $600 for a used iPhone 5s
     
  8. mastershakess thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You might be right on that one, how much was the iPhone 5s at full price during launch?

    In September:
    My ETF should be $230
    New 32GB on contract $300
    Upgrade fee $30
    Even if I got $500 for iPhone 5s, I'd have to pay $60 plus tax (i think)

    Retail estimate would be $750 for 32gb?

    I've seen plenty on eBay sell for around $600 (I'm aware I'd lose 12% to paypal and eBay fees)
     
  9. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    Is it unlocked? The only way your getting close to that is if it's unlocked. And even so the percentage of iPhones going for 600+ is slim
     
  10. shawndc1 macrumors regular

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    with all due respect, nobody is going to buy a 5s for 600 anytime near the release of the 6, just being honest...youre looking for a free iphone6 lol...just trade in 1 of the phones i say
     
  11. mastershakess thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Aren't all the Verizon iPhone 5s unlocked? I thought that is what I read

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    I was going to sell the iPhone 5s before the announcement, even if I get closer to $500, it would work

    In September:
    My ETF should be $230
    New 32GB on contract $300
    Upgrade fee $30
    Even if I got $500 for iPhone 5s, I'd have to pay $60 plus tax (i think)
     
  12. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the same situation,
    But I'm going to sell my Verizon 5s 32g the same week of the keynote announcement.

    Then just add a line to my account, to get the 6 cheaper.
     
  13. mastershakess thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you canceling your current line?
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Sounds like someone needs to save his money and keep his 5S. Are you saying you have no savings or money put away incase something happens to you?

    :confused:
     
  15. mastershakess thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm doing fine, thank you for asking. I was just throwing an idea out there, whether it makes sense or not is a different story ;)

    I'm just wondering if there is a "prime" time to sell the 5s and use the 4 for the least amount of time possible and get a 6 for cheaper.
     
  16. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502

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    Nope not canceling my first line and have to pay that ETF. I'll add a new line, keep both and change plan to a family plan to give me more data since both lines are mine. By the time the 6S comes out, that first line will be elgible to upgrade.
     
  17. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Once iphone 6 is out you will be lucky to get $350. The market is going to be flooded with them. Unlocked or not is not a huge benefit since you can get the iphone on all four major carriers.
     
  18. shawndc1 macrumors regular

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    5 is just to deep, 3 is more realistic but im rooting for u
     
  19. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    $350? Doubt that. I sold my used 5 which was LOCKED to AT&T and still sold it for around $450 (Craigslist).

    At $350, I'd keep it.
     
  20. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    How much do you think Best Buy would give in a trade in situation?
     
  21. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    1. buy iPhone 6
    2. sell iPhone 5s
    3. use profit from 5s to reduce debt of iPhone 6 to about how much it would be to upgrade.

    I do this and usually only end up paying 300-350 for the newer iPhone.
     
  22. mastershakess thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How much do you normally pay for a retail iPhone? Is it the same price as right now? Estimate 16gb $650 and 32gb $750
     
  23. Pipper99 macrumors 68000

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    I do the same.
     
  24. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    is the same for every generations, i dont get why people need to ask the same question every year. just do wat u did b4 for iphone 5, 4, 3s
     
  25. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    When i got the 5 it was 750 and my 4s sold for 430 so i paid 320
     

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