Price Advice Buying advice - iPhone 6 for use as an iPod touch

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  1. ccard3dev, Nov 1, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2014

    ccard3dev macrumors regular

    ccard3dev

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    #1
    Hello

    I want to buy an iPhone 6 for use as an iPod touch (no talk/text/data), as there was no update to the iPod touch this year. I just wondered what the cheapest buying option would be under these conditions:
    1: I do NOT need talk/text/data, as I use FaceTime and Messages over WiFi at both home and school.
    2: I will be using an old SIM card to bypass activation and use the phone without a carrier plan.
    3: I don't need the phone to be new, as long as it is in good condition.
    4: I am willing to buy a phone with a bad ESN, as they still work as an iPod.
    5: I can't afford a monthly data plan.
    6: I can only afford up to $450 total.

    And here are a few options I have considered:
    1: (Cautiously) buying used from eBay/Craigslist.
    2: Saving a little longer and buying contract-free from Boost Mobile.

    Can anyone suggest what the best option is, or suggest an alternative?

    Thanks!

    P.S. I am not asking to buy from or receive a deal from a forum member.
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You might need to wait a year or two before the price drops down to $375.
     
  3. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Well if u don't care about bad esn cl and eBay won't be much of a threat to u then.
     
  4. ccard3dev thread starter macrumors regular

    ccard3dev

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    I guess the bigger threat would be iCloud lock. I can deal with a bad ESN, but an iCloud locked phone isn't worth anything to me.
     
  5. CelestialToys macrumors 6502

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    If you're not going to be using the cellular part of the phone have you considered an ipad mini? Unless you need something smaller it may be better suited to your needs and is (almost) within your budget.

    I really can't imagine that you'll find a 6 in your budget for at least another 6 months or so, and definitely don't try your third option.
     
  6. ccard3dev thread starter macrumors regular

    ccard3dev

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    I do not want the iPad Mini, as I prefer the smaller form factor of the iPhone and iPod touch (I really wish Apple had updated the iPod line this year).

    Okay, I eliminated option 3.

    By the way, my budget is now $450.
     

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