Can you sell a 3g on ebay?

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  1. Rlkv011 macrumors regular

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    I just got my 3g today in white, last one at AT&t store. I was looking at ebay and they are going for over 2k. I am not sure if they are phony bidders but a lot of the bidders have decent feedback. If I were to sell it on ebay and were to buy another one what would be the consequences from AT&T if I were to sell this one and get another one?
     
  2. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    you would have to pay for 2 lines of service. it might be worth it for the people that are making 2 grand on the phone I guess
     
  3. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    You can do as you please with your 3g :D
    Your hooked into a 24 month contract for it, so plan accordingly...
     
  4. Rlkv011 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can you call AT&T up and say you lost or damaged your phone, sell it on ebay. BUy a new one at full price?
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Only if you are a lier and a cheat.:confused:
     
  6. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    this is the reason why they dont offer insurance for our phones. please do not do this.
     
  7. Rlkv011 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am really asking just out of curiosity. To me its not worth the hassle of putting it on ebay and dealing with scammers and fake bidders.
     
  8. harodude macrumors regular

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    Well, my situation somewhat goes with what you are asking.

    I purchased 2 8gb. 3G iPhones, along with 2 16gb. White 3G iPhones.

    A few hours after purchasing I noticed that people were getting well over $600 for any version of the phone.

    I ended up putting up on craigslist just 1 8gb. model, and it was sold within 5 minutes for 600$ cash in hand.


    Later that night, we sold the other 3 for a grand total profit of $2500



    Do what you please, just make sure that you take out the sim chips that are in the iphones if possible because any of your old chips will deactivate, and in return, you must purchase or sometimes just get a new sim for your old phone to be used.


    Zach
     
  9. gkarris macrumors 604

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    You can do what you like, remember that a no-comittment one will be selling for $599/$699...

    I would imagine that this could be the replacement price for a lost one.

    What about your AT&T contracts and lines?
     
  10. Rlkv011 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you guys think the $1,000+ bids are real or fake.
     
  11. harodude macrumors regular

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    Basically... The contracts will stand for now until 2 years from yesterday and we can just use some of our old phones. I think the very first phones we had were like nokia something. 6102?

    The lines are still active anyways, and all you need to get is either the sim chip out of the new iPhone, or a new chip that will work in an old phone.

    Does that clear the confusion?
     
  12. wronski macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing some people were able to buy the iPhone without having to activate at the store yesterday.
     
  13. harodude macrumors regular

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    That is exactly what happend in my situation... My Dad, brothers and I all walked out with sealed iPhones.

    EVEN if the phone was activated, there would be no problem taking the data plan off.
     
  14. gkarris macrumors 604

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    So, you bought the phones just to make a profit? You don't care about being stuck on AT&T with iPhone plans for 2 years? :eek:
     
  15. harodude macrumors regular

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    There shouldnt be much of a problem, as I have already spoken with the customer support, and data packages taken off.

    We are all set.

    I guess that we are just really fortunate that the demand for these phones increased the initial value and profit.

    Of course I would like to have a 3G iPhone. Again real SOON
     
  16. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    So... you sold the iPhone for $2500 profit.
    And now you're stuck paying $120 a month for 4 iPhone plans.
    Which adds up to $2,880 over the 2 year contract you signed.
    Sounds like a great deal...
     
  17. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, you can get a replacement 8gb for $399 under the non upgrade eligible pricing if you dont mind adding a few more days onto your contract.
     
  18. harodude macrumors regular

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    The way that our plan stands now..
    2100 minutes 109.99 + $20 for the extra 2 lines.
    Unltd. text family plan $30
    and no iPhone data plans exist on the account.

    Maybe i just got lucky!
     
  19. harodude macrumors regular

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    You can do this, but the Apple Stores and Corporate ATT are heavily downplaying this option because they dont want people to keep buying and selling, buying and selling.
     
  20. CourtneyA1 macrumors newbie

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    FYI, I had an extra iPhone last year that I sold on ebay. I had a super high bidder that ended up winning my auction. A hour later, I got an email from ebay, there was fraud adn they cancelled the auction. It is the old "if its too good to be true it probably is!" Seller Beware!
     
  21. harodude macrumors regular

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    Man that sucks and sounds scary!

    I dont really trust the whole online selling/buying but since craigslist can be narrowed down to a city usually, I just posted in the one closest to me, and met at a bank to do the transaction. Cool too because the bank was right next to a corporate ATT Store woot
     
  22. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    I believe the iPhone data plans won't show up for 4 or 5 days.
    Mine hasn't yet.
     
  23. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    well, they COULD just throw the sims in unlocked smartphones and still use the plans
     
  24. TXCraig macrumors 6502a

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    There is no problem with selling you 3G phone.. its yours! You can sell it. You will have to keep service with AT&T for the next 2 years or pay to break the contract.
     
  25. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    Do you have to keep the data plan also for 2 years or just have a voice plan active for 2 years?

     

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