best ways to sell iphone 2g

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by apiannone, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. apiannone macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2008
    alright well i finally upgraded from 2g to 3GS, and i was considering selling the 2g on ebay or something but whats the best way to do it?

    i am currently doing the secure erase(the 1 hour thing), should i just leave it at that screen(plug into itunes screen)

    I should remove the SIM and just list it as no SIM right?

    any tips, advice, or methods to getting the most i can for it would be greatly appreciated i just wanna make sure i do this the best way possible.
  2. jeff_siler macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2005
    I have the same question. I'm hearing mixed feedback as to whether I should insert my sim and connect to itunes before shipping out my device to the buyer on ebay. Since I removed my sim before finishing the restore, the iphone is now asking for a valid sim and a connection to itunes. Is this the right place for the person inheriting my old phone?

  3. hojoon0724 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    can't really say what to do for secure erase

    BUT, if you sell it on craigslist, you should fetch around 200 for 8 gig and 250~300 for 16 gig depending on how clean it is
  4. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2009
    thats for iPhone 3G :)
  5. hojoon0724 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
  6. conch575 macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Cheap and on ebay :p Leave it on the screen and list it as no sim (unless it's a special iPhone sim. I don't know the "go" with iPhone sims)
  7. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Unlock with Redsn0w and sell on eBay for $325.
  8. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    Why can't we leave the Sim card in though?

    RedSn0w? I thought UltraSn0w was to be the unlock?
  9. apiannone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2008

    so connect to itunes set up as new phone, and unlock with redsn0w.....thats for 2g right? and then pull SIM out and sell as so?

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