Buy iPhone 3GS now or after 24th??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by diamond3, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

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    So I going to buy 2 32gb iPhone 3GS to run on t-mobile. Is it best to buy them now as people are trying to sell them before the 24th or after when people decide they want the new iPhone 4?

    I've found a couple for $325 and $350 that are in good condition. Should I expect it to go much lower as time goes on? Is that even a good price? Does anyone have experience with the trends for the previous releases?
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 604

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    YOu should wait if you want the best price. But why do you not want the iPhone 4.
     
  3. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    It's a seller market right now and it will be a buyers market after the 24th. If money is the primary issue, I'd wait until the week after the 24th.
     
  4. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd wait until after the 24th. When people are trying to get anything out of their 3gs and are drooling over their iphone4
     
  5. SamTheeGeek macrumors 6502

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    I would totally say you should wait till the iPhone 4 comes out and 3g S price goes down hill :)
     
  6. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

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    yup, wait till iphone4 comes out, then everybody will be selling. However, if you're like me, you'll probably change your mind and want an iphone 4 haha.
     
  7. diamond3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That is what I was wondering, but I was thinking the 32gb 3gs for $325 seemed like a good idea. How much lower do you guys expect them to go? I can't imagine them going too much lower. I've got a 32gb iPod Touch I need to sell, is it likely I could sell it now and by the iPhone without losing any money?

    As for the iPhone 4, there is no doubt that I would want one. However, the difference between T-mobile family plan with 2 iPhones and AT&T is extremely different. ~$150 for 2 iPhones and 1 cheap phone vs ~$100 on T-Mobile with more minutes and unlimited internet (although slow) as well as no contract. So if the iPod touch gets a really nice upgrade, I might go back to verizon in a few months since everyone in the extended family is on verizon.

    Also, I guess the advantage to waiting is that hopefully by then the unlock will be released for iOS 4 and the new baseband.
     

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