Can I expect good condition iPhone 3GS <= 100$ ?

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  1. rak007 macrumors 6502a

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    Planning to buy an used iPhone 3GS for my dad who has never used any smartphone. Also will be getting it unlocked from the eBay (if I get locked) through those under 20$ listings.
    Can I expect price of iPhone 3GS for under 100$ on sites like eBay, Craigslist or any other that I don't know of ?
     
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    I agree!
     
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    Just bought a 3GS off ebay after selling my 4S, to use for 2 weeks for 115$ on ebay. 3GS 8GB. So they deals are out there you just have to find them.
     
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    I got a 32GB one unlocked on Craigslist for $120.
     
  7. rak007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was speculating it go for 100 $ or below soon after the next iPhone launch because even currently the listings out there end at or around 150 $.
    May be i will need to keep a close eye on them.
     
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    I just recently sold a 16 GB iPhone 3G for $100 on eBay (unlocked)
     
  9. rak007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So should i wait for the new iPhone to be announced before i buy the 3GS ?
    Asking because i expect that after the new iPhone is launched, price of new iPhone 3GS and 4 will come down (unlocked too) which should reduce the price of used too.
     
  10. THEAnonymous macrumors member

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    Probably not on eBay, but definitely check Craigslist/Kijiji/your local online classified. eBay still has pretty high 3GS prices I noticed (a lot more than the $100 it is worth, IMO).
     
  11. rak007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    One factor that increases the price on CG is the ebay commission i guess.
     
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    I think the $150-175 estimates are off. Ive already purchased 3GS's for around $150 in spotless condition. I would wait until the new phone gets announced next week as it will definitely be in the $100 range. The iPhone 4 I expect to drop to $150-225 if its not unlocked and a little more if it is unlocked.
     

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