Best Way to go About selling 3G / Buying 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mystikal, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Mystikal macrumors 68020

    Mystikal

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    So I want the 3GS but I have a 3G and I have the type of parents who say "oh you already have a phone" etc etc. I'm on a family plan so I cant go ahead and do anything myself. My dad is the primary on the account. What im thinking is...

    1) Order 3GS from AT&T
    2) Wait for it to arrive, then sell 3G (unlocked) on craiglist (HOPEFULLY for 400)
    3) Pay dad back for 3GS costs
    4) Walk into AT&T and have them activate the 3GS.

    Thats the easiest way right? I don't want to be between phones for an extended time and get screwed over so that is the only way I see it. Convincing my parents is the hardest part of this.

    Any other ideas?
     
  2. nezff macrumors regular

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    how old is the iPhone? good luck on getting that much for a 3G
    I bought one off ebay still new for $300 and it was a white 16GB.

    let me know if you still wanna sell it. email me nezff@hotmail.com
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    You're not going to get 400 for your iPhone. I sold my 16gb iPhone with AppleCare for 330 and while it wasn't unlocked Im not sure you'll see 400 when there's a ton of used iPhones on eBay and craigslist
     
  4. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    $400? That's pretty optimistic of you.

    Ever since the 3G went down in price and the 3GS was released, there was a big increase of 3G's on cragilist and ebay. You'll probably sell your 3G in the 300-350 range, depending on the condition and if it's JB/unlocked or not.

    maybe you should convince your parents first, then sell your 3G, then buy the 3GS if you have the funds to do so.
     
  5. SHAWNYMAC macrumors member

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    Sold Mine For 500.00 It Was Brand New In Box...
    But 400.00 Is A Going Rate .....
     
  6. danpass macrumors 68020

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    1) Sold 3G first used funds to buy 3GS
    2) Used backup Moto L2 with my current SIM (iPhone plan had not negative effect)
    3) See #1
    4) Did it with ATT CS right over the phone :)
     
  7. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    I sold my 3G 8GB Black iPhone with a cracked screen updated to 3.0 and jailbroke for $425 I think on eBay just a couple days after I bought the 3GS on release day.
     
  8. Mystikal thread starter macrumors 68020

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    If I had a second phone I would use it but I don't, sadly. Ive had this phone since January.

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=unlocked 8gb iphone 3G

    People are selling from anywhere between 300 and 400 (thats a local link, obviously). I Think its just a matter of timing. If I can put it up at the right time and someone is desperate enough they'll pay a lot for it.
     
  9. eshroom macrumors 6502

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    Am I the only person that thought to sell it before the launch? I got $470 right after 3G S was announced. I could live a week without an iPhone for $170.
     
  10. Mystikal thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I would have if a 3GS jailbreak was guaranteed at launch.
     
  11. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    Wow. According to other posts, my dad got really lucky. He just sold his 16gb 3GS on eBay for $499 unlocked!
     
  12. Mystikal thread starter macrumors 68020

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    3G or 3GS? You could buy, then resell an unlocked 3GS for massive profit in the next few days I bet.
     

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