Buying Used Iphones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by testdrive, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. testdrive macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    #1
    Anyone know of a place or website that sells used iphones? I stumbled upon one a year ago that sold used iphone 4, 3gs and 3g and was affiliated with best buy. This website had great prices too but as I mentioned, it was used items. They ranged from all types of electronics. I am just looking for an affordable way to get an iphone 4.
     
  2. jsf721 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Location:
    Li, NY
    #2
    there is a site called webuy.com

    they buy and sell. I have never used them becasue I did better on craigs list but for the money I saved it was a PITA. maybe next time.
     
  3. mofunk macrumors 68000

    mofunk

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Location:
    Americas
    #3
    I saw a few in Gamestop. idk how well they work but they sell used iPhone and ipods.
     
  4. B777Forevar macrumors 6502a

    B777Forevar

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    #4
    I'd rather break my iPhone rather being ripped off by GameStop
     
  5. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

    M5RahuL

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Location:
    Colorado
    #5
    That website is cowboom.com :)
     
  6. awadeee macrumors 68020

    awadeee

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Location:
    Viper City
    #6
    I'd honestly go through Kijiji/Craigslist/Gumtree/etc before buying from a business. You're likely to find a better deal there.
     
  7. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

    TWO2SEVEN

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Location:
    Plano, TX
    #7
    Watch for their daily deals. The iPhones come up pretty frequently.

    I think they offer and extended warranty as well if you are worried about the functionality.
     
  8. Pro-pacCase macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2012
    Location:
    New York
    #8
    None of my friends bought any used iPhones. I'm curious how well the used ones function. My previous smartphone died on me within the damn 2 yr contract term, thus I got the impression that most smartphones don't last long enough :mad:
     
  9. Fusion79 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    #9
    I lost my iPhone 4 and bought one on Amazon from the seller i-exchange. Got a refurbished 32GB iPhone 4 with 9 months still on the apple warranty for $375. Phone looked brand new and worked perfectly. The seller has perfect feedback on Amazon. Really happy.
     
  10. jsf721 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Location:
    Li, NY
    #10
    I bought a 4S from a guy on craigslist. 2 emails and we met. I called Verizon, check the Meid, handed over the money. activated it to my account right there, and no issues what so ever. than was mine 16 GB 4S 275.00 with Otterbox on since new. Took it off to check it.

    You do need to check the phone out. Volume switches, ringer off, home button responsivemess and if you can dial 611 to speak to the carrier you can check radio and speakers.
     
  11. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

    M5RahuL

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Location:
    Colorado
    #11
    I owe you one!!! Thanks a million !

    Just grabbed a 32 White 4S for $535!! :D

    What's weird is the description says the warranty is valid thru 12/1/13 !! :confused:
     
  12. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    #12
    The seller, or original owner, could have bought Applecare on the phone. Check the serial number on Apple's website.

    I bought a 4S off Craigslist in late December and the seller had bought Applecare before they decided to sell. Nice little bonus there.
     
  13. Fusion79 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    #13
    Maybe a typo? You can verify the warranty when you get the phone on the Apple support website. If you have issues notify the seller. Reading the feedback he will make things right if needed.
     
  14. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    #14
    i buy on ebay, but only from a trusted seller like the Gazelle Store. I'd highly recommend them. 30 days return policy they even pay return shipping.
     
  15. dingster1 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Location:
    MD
    #15
    Another vote for Gazelle Store. I buy almost all of my used phones through them
     
  16. mofunk macrumors 68000

    mofunk

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Location:
    Americas
    #16
    Thanks. That's good to know. I wasn't sure about Gamestop. Now that you mentioned it... I just remembered I bought a game from them that didn't work. thanks.
     
  17. dingster1 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Location:
    MD
    #17
    I literally just finished setting up an almost brand spanking new 4S 16g from Gazelle in white. everything was still taped up like factory, almost no talk time. I'll switch between this and my 9930 for a while
     
  18. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

    M5RahuL

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Location:
    Colorado
    #18
    Got the phone today in a white box with ' iPhone : AppleCare Service ' printed in Red on top [ of the box ]

    Checked the warranty status:

    Repairs and Service Coverage: Active (limits apply)

    Your product is covered for eligible hardware repairs and service under AppleCare+.
    Estimated Expiration Date: December 1, 2013


    Phone looks brand new!!! :D
     
  19. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

    M5RahuL

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Location:
    Colorado
    #19
  20. Fusion79 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    #20
    Great! My phone also came in an AppleCare box and looked brand new. Glad it worked out for you. Enjoy!
     
  21. al0513 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    #21

Share This Page