buy, upgrade, buy, upgrade

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by L1n3arA, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. L1n3arA macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
    Anyone else think its awesome that you can keep your iphone for a whole year, upgrade to the newest model and sell your old one on ebay for more than your getting the new model for? God I love apple.
  2. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    And who is able to do that?

    I paid the subsidized price of $299 for my 16GB 3G iPhone, a few years ago. No way I will get even close to that on eBay.
  3. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    that's because you didn't sell it last year to get the 3GS
  4. apple3g040193 macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2009
    I sold my 3gs for 250 I probably could of gotten more but i had to sell it quick to hav the money for the pre orders.
  5. jyj macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2009
    I sold my 8GB 3G for $250 on Craigslist this past Friday, unlocked, of course. I imagine you could get more than I did...
  6. army91c macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    I still have my 3gs.... I sold one of my pre-orders on ebay before the pre sale started for $905. So the sale of one of my 4's paid for all 3 for the most part. I will give my 3gs to my brother (used his wifes upgrade for one of the 4's). I guess we'll then keep my wife's 3gs for a back up phone.
  7. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    I don't get how that works. Are saying you really just sold your place in line?
  8. highertechnology macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2009
  9. army91c macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    Nope, sold one of the phones I'll be getting on launch.
  10. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    You are replying to wrong person.
  11. omizzle macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2009
    im going to sell my white 3g 16gb on ebay once i get my new phone

    expecting 200-250
  12. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Austin, TX
    My 16gb iPhone 3G was white, and had cracked due to the crappy plastic Apple used on the white models then (one reason I'm just not investing in white anymore with the iPhone...). I sold it for 200, even with the damage and being locked. If you have it downgraded to the old firmware and unlocked, I'm sure you'll get 250 easy for it.
  13. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    I was unaware Apple used a different plastic for white iPhones. I am inclined to think white just shows cracks easier than black.
  14. Goldielocks19 macrumors member


    Jan 27, 2009
    i always get the new one and hubby gets my handme down.
    last yr got his new iphone 3gs (he was new contract, i wasnt up yet lol)
    and gave him my 3g.
    this yr he gets my 3gs while i go for 4.
    new technology doesnt matter as much to him, plus i think my OCDing makes him feel guilty lololol
  15. biosci macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2010
    Chicagoland, IL
    Is it possible to sell a preorder? I thought the phones were sim connected to your identity where you just have to connect to iTunes? If you sold it, they would need to get a new sim maybe but your name would still be registered to an iPhone 4 right? So if you REALLY did want an iphone 4, the next time you walk into an Apple store, they would think you would be connected to a 2year contract... that's just what I thought.
  16. army91c macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    Ummmm I quoted you so how can I be responding to the wrong person? You quoted me...... Hmmmmmm
  17. AndyDel macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2009
    I'm waiting for the dust to settle

    iPhone 3GS prices on ebay tanked after the iPhone 4 was announced at WWDC, then it's only yesturday since the prices were released that they went back up. Because the iPhone 3GS is now 8GB and £419 unlocked, it puts people with 16GB/32GB 3GS that are unlocked with warranty in a good place. Especially when the 8GB 3GS becomes more mainstream.

    I have an almost mint condition white iPhone 3GS 32GB, fully boxed, officially unlocked, 12 months Applecare left with a dock and incipio feather case. Judging by prices, i should get £360/370 for it when i come to sell it in 3/4 weeks.

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