Buying a 1st Gen iPhone

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AppleRocks2011, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. AppleRocks2011 macrumors member

    AppleRocks2011

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    Ontario, Canada
    #1
    Hi there! I have a bit of a dilemma, so I guess I should fill you in on the back story.

    I just started to collect cool Apple gadgets like an old iBook from 1999 or the 3rd generation iPod Classic. I've recently began looking to acquiring a 1st generation iPhone. I have looked on Craigslist and gotten responses from two users.

    The first one is for $125 and has a near perfect condition iPhone with the box and all the stuff that came with it. However, there is a minor issue, which is the prongs in the SIM tray are a little recessed, and therefore do not read the SIM card. It's an easy fix for me, and I would really love having the original box and such.

    The second one is $90 and the phone is lightly used. I like the price, and the fact that it's working correctly. However, this one doesn't come with the box.

    Any ideas on which one I should go for?

    Thanks!
     
  2. aross99 macrumors 68000

    aross99

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    East Lansing, MI
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    I would go for the first one if it is in near perfect condition - and has the box. Are you even going to put a sim card in it for collecting purposes? If it is an easy fix for you, then even better!

    To me the condition and the box make a difference from a collector point of view...
     

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