Can you get an iPhone 4 from the Apple Store for $169?

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  1. Tough Guy macrumors regular

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    I've read posts from people on message boards saying you can do this if you take in a broken iphone that is out of warrantee.

    So, can I buy a broken one off craigslist and get a new one for $169?
     
  2. Gym Hellwig macrumors regular

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    10/10 reply. Would read again.
     
  3. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    The cost for a new one at the Apple store is $150.
     
  4. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    You could probably get one in good working condition on Craigslist for slightly cheaper than that. No need to buy a broken one.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    An iphone 4 is old, outdated and slow.
    Why bother wasting money on it?
     
  6. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    That's not what the OP is asking.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I know, just stating my opinion that's all.
    Is that ok with you?
     
  8. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    Why waste $200+ on an antique?
     
  9. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Haha, settle down tough guy. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sorry, nothing personal.:)
    Just letting the OP know that it might not be worth it to purchase a broken iphone and then bring it to apple and pay again to get a refurbished iphone 4 model.
    You can put a few more bucks and get a used iphone 5 that's in good and working condition.
     
  11. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I agree that buying a broken one and then "trading" it for a new one is a waste of time. However, if you don't need the newest device, the 4 and 4s can still be pretty nice. I have repaired a few lately and I forgot how nice they were.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hear you.
    I guess I'm spoiled with newer tech.
    Coming from the latest going back down to the 3-4 generations older device would bug me:D
     
  13. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I agree. It is kind of cool to play around with the older phones to see how good we have it now. :)

    I am working on a 3G and a 3GS now as well. They would both still be usable, but the 5 is so much nicer. :)
     
  14. chuffman15 macrumors regular

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    i recently bought 2 iphone 4's on craiglist. they for less than 75$ each. one verizon 16gb and the other AT&T 8gb. i use them as ipods for my daughters.
     

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