Buying Contract Free iPhone 3GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bryanc28, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. bryanc28 macrumors 6502


    Dec 7, 2007
    Arlington, Va
    My cousin offered to sell me a factory sealed iPhone 3 GS for $550. I already have a 3G, but the battery is going on it. Should I go for this?
  2. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2008
    I say you save the 550 for the new iphone this summer.
  3. FoxMcWeezer macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2009
    You don't know that there will be a new one for sure.
  4. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2008
    I'm 99% sure there will be a new one.

    I would say don't do it as you can get it cheaper elsewhere most likely and the fact that a new iPhone is most likely coming this summer.
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    It depends if u wanna wait. Is it 16 or 32 Gig?
  6. bryanc28 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 7, 2007
    Arlington, Va
    Sorry, it is actually $500 for the 32GB
  7. skball123 macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2007
    I would personally wait. If you can bare the bad battery you already have for 5 ish more months, then wait it out.

    If you can't wait, go for it. Since it's a sealed 32, those are more than that when you buy them without contract.
  8. MaxZ. macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2010
    Waiting for what? Are you sure you will be still alive till summer?
    If you want it get it....You may resell it later for a newer one...
    I just picked up an 3GS now wihout simlock and im happy with it.
    You may get sick everey minute and then die soon and then you wasted alot of your lifetime with waiting for what? The newer iphone wont be as cheap as thatone now or?
  9. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    I'd wait for the new one. Although...$500 for a 32gb is a good deal.
  10. SAIRUS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2008
    Honestly look at your priorities. If you end up losing money due to missing a call on your phone, then waiting was a mistake. If you're just wanting to play sudoku, then you can wait it out.

    Also, you can resell the phone and use that money for a later upgrade.
  11. iphoneaddict21 macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2010
    May be best to wait few months for the new one.

    Compare with others out there if you must get it now as there are some great bargains from others wishing to upgrade too.

    Not a bad deal if you go for it though :)
  12. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2008
    Don't get me wrong, it's a good deal. But assuming you can wait, then you should wait, in my opinion of course. If for some reason you can't then gogogo for it.
  13. HitchHykr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2007
    You are right! The OP should take the $500 and blow it in Vegas!

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