Cases / skins math: Worth it to get max price when selling your iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by FieldingMellish, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    How much will do you lose on resale price of an iphone4 with scratches / dings compared with selling a mint one after having owned cases and skins?

    So far, I have two cases and am on my third skin set. (partly about choosing the right skin set for me) That all ran me around $130.00. That's a good portion of what the phone itself cost.

    The only thing in favor of protection, as I see it, is in the event of a smashed glass front or back, but what does that cost to replace?
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Smashed screen is (I believe) $199/£139. I guess it probably adds $20-60 if it's mint?
     
  3. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    If you spent $130 ONLY to increase resale that is downright ridiculous. You could do t hat for less than $10 on eBay. If you get $20-40 of that back you'd be lucky. My old 3GS sold for $700 back around May. It was JB's and unlocked and excellent. The "ulocked" is what gets the most $$$ because most people think it is so difficult to do. A couple scratches don't matter except to the most anal retentive buyers.
     
  4. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    This has been discussed and it works out to about $150 spread from worst to mint condition.
     
  5. FieldingMellish thread starter Suspended

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    Thanks - that's a good thread. Lively debate.
     

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