Best way to sell my 7+?

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  1. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

    geoff5093

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    I'm not committed to selling it yet, but I was originally planning on investing the Apple ecosystem with the new MBP's, hence why I got the 7+. Now that the new MBP's are out, I can see Apple is going in a direction I really don't like, so I've been thinking about selling my 7+ and going back to Android.

    I bought my 7+ via the AUP. If I were to sell it on Swappa, is there any problem with keeping the loan and paying it monthly? Will the buyer have any issues? Is AppleCare+ transferable to the new person, or would I be better off cancelling it after I sell it and get a refund on the remaining AC+? I don't have a problem paying the loan off and cancelling AC+ (if I can't transfer it), but if I could make monthly payments until I receive the money from the buyer, I would prefer to do that.
     
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    If I were buying your iPhone I would want proof that it is paid in full in AUP.

    You can get a refund for the remaining AC plus.
     
  3. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    You are selling 7+ because you don't like the direction of mac, a separate product line?

    Don't follow the logic there
     
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Nobody will want to buy a phone that has not been paid for. It would just lead to trouble. Just pay it off completely and sell on Swappa.
     
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    OP, if I were you, contact Citizens One and see if you can pay it off. Once you pay it off in full, then sell it. You may have a hard time trying to sell a phone that is already financed. Swappa can detect if the phone is financed or not.
     
  6. itsray macrumors 6502

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    have you had a mac before? something doesnt seem right. you should of done your research first if you wanted to have a mac/iphone and the 'ecosystem'. you know there is still other mac's like iMac's and the such.
     
  7. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    You're going to need to pay it off first before you can sell it.
     
  8. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I agree with everyone else. Even though you could still technically sell it in some places (CL etc...), it is in everyone's best interest for you to pay it off first.
     
  9. iPhaithful macrumors regular

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    This thread makes no sense at all. Pay the phone off before you "sell" it to someone else. Sheesh.
     
  10. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    It's simple, the OP obviously wanted to invest into the Apple ecosystem. He/she started with the iPhone, then planned on picking up a new Mac, but did not like the Mac and doesn't see a value in keeping the iPhone.

    With Apple continuity it makes sense to combine an iPhone with a Mac, if the OP needs that kind of functionality. They obviously can't do that with an iPhone and a windows computer. But if they switch to a non-Apple phone, it would be much easier to get continuity like features.
     
  11. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    I understand but it's not like the competitor offers a laptop that's integrated ?
     
  12. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Don't know if integration is offered directly out of the box. I know Windows does offer some sort of Android support, but I think it's limited in its current implementation. To get Apple continuity-like functionality I think you'd need to install third party software such as Pushbullet.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Some people have a difficult time understanding this. You explained perfectly in one sentence.
     
  14. colt45murray macrumors newbie

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    There is a pretty cool site out there called GadgetScouter.com... they're pretty much the kayak of selling phones, and they compare highest prices that different companies are willing to pay.

    So if your're looking for the absolute most money, probably ebay or craigslist, but if you just want to see how much money you could get immediately for it (and not through a sketchy site like craigslist), I'd check out GadgetScouter
     
  15. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502a

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    Who gives a shi* about the mac? If you don't like it don't buy one, you obviously liked the iPhone or you would have never bought it.. Just enjoy the iPhone.
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Perhaos the integration was the selling point. Meaning without the integration he is just as happy with android. Just a guess. I really don't know.

    Personally I don't even use apple's integration despite having a Mac (except for iMessage I guess). I find google options to be better particularly for multi platform users.
     
  17. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    yeah my mac is completely separate from my other devices, aside from watch to unlock mac.

    reason being i sim swap between 7+ and SE (jailbroken), and its not worth syncing with mac, plus i kinda find it relaxing to not have a million messages come up when i awake the thing from sleep mode, and on the fly syncing.

    same with ipad, imessages are disconnected sort of. sometimes it catches imessages, sometimes it doesn't. i play it by ear,

    i find the disconnect relaxing :) could easily fix it if i wanted to
     
  18. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Yeah... not sure why iMessage decides to alert me on OSX that I have messages I have already looked at and responded to on my phone. Seems kind of backwards. I can understand syncing them at ever opportune moment but if they've been read once they don't need to prompt yet another notification.
     
  19. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

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    Swappa won't let you sell a phone that isn't paid off (they check). I believe AC+ is transferable, but I don't know the logistics. If you are intent on selling it, I recommend Swappa (from experience).
     
  20. geoff5093 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I was coming from Android which had seamless Hangouts integration with my other devices, whether they be Windows, Apple, Android, etc. I could call/text from any of those devices with my number. When the iPhone 7 was announced, my plan was to eventually get a new MacBook Pro so I could somewhat continue this functionality, as well as have more seamless iPhone integration with iCloud, iMovie, iPhoto, Continuity, etc. When the new MBPs came out, it was clear Apple favors design over performance and cost (this was always true, but never to this extreme IMO). Since I won't be getting a MBP, I will be losing out on these seamless features. Plus, I'm guessing that the next iPhone is either going to have similar compromises, or also have an increase in cost which I will not accept, as $1k for the 7+ w/ AC is too much as it is.

    I was asking because I would rather not cancel the AUP and pay off the loan, if I can't sell it for what I want. Plus, if there were no issues I would prefer to wait until I got money from the sale, and then use that to pay it off.
     
  21. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Save up until you have the money to pay it off then pay it off and sell it. You're not going to get what you owe you'll have to pay seller fees if using swappa plus shipping and I'd recommend insurance on it. How does the buyer know you are going to pay the device off? It's too risky for that much money..
     
  22. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I would NEVER buy a phone and trust anyone to continue making payments. Asking for nothing but trouble.

    More importantly though, please read bullet point #5 under REQUIRED of the Swappa selling terms:

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    https://swappa.com/faq/sell/listing_device_criteria
     
  23. geoff5093 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the information. I do have the money to pay it off before I sell it, but again the primary reason for wondering if I could hold off is because if I pay it off now, but buyers don't bite at a price I want, I'd rather keep it. Sounds like that's not an option, so my best option is to monitor the going rate for my phone on Swappa and take a chance if I decide to sell it.
     
  24. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    What's hard to understand? The carrier can prevent the phone from obtaining service if the current balance owed on the phone is not paid. This is why no one will buy the phone unless it is paid off first.
     
  25. geoff5093 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That is wrong. The other carrier would only not allow it if the phone got blacklisted because the original buyer stops making payments. Besides, this is through the AUP, not the carrier.
     

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