Buy 3GS at full retail now, then another at discount later?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by psymac, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. psymac macrumors 6502

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    ATT says I qualify for a full discount price of $299 for the 3GS 32gb on or after 07/29/09, but can buy one at full retail of $699 now.

    Really would rather not wait until then, I'm thinking of buying the 3GS 32gb now for full retail of $699, use it for about six weeks, then buy another 3GS after 7/29 at the discount of $299 and then eBay this new one.

    Not sure if ATT will let me do this, and even so, would a new 3GS sell for near the full retail of $699 to recoup my cost?
     
  2. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    Probably not, unless they manage to jailbreak and unlock 3.0 by the time you upgrade (which is highly unlikely).

    I don't think someone would spend that much on a used eBay iPhone when they could just go purchase their own brand new for the same price.
     
  3. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think that's anywhere near worth the time and money involved, but whatever. A contract-free, possibly unlocked iPhone could go for quite a bit on ebay.

    Call AT&T to confirm that you will still be eligible for subsidized pricing later in July.
     
  4. psymac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Called ATT, they said I'd still be eligilbe for the discount since I'm buying at full retail without any contract changes.

    Might have to eat about $50-100 to do this, depending on how much I can sell the 3GS I'm not going to use.
     
  5. bjquach macrumors 6502

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    AT&T are the only people that can answer this question for you
     

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