CashForiPhones legit?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Prolif1k, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Prolif1k macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2009
    I'm selling my 3G to offset the price of buying the 3G S. Most likely, I'll go with eBay, but to be sure, I'm curious if anybody has heard anything about this site. They estimate they'll give me $315 for my phone, which is alright, although I've seen used 16GB ones go for $450 on eBay. They say they will send a box, I send the phone, and then I get a check. It seems like it's shady, but if anybody here can say they're legit, I might try it out. And yes, I did search around Google before posting this and I didn't really find much.
  2. sms0217ny macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008

    I'm in the same boat, I posted a while ago looking for an answer as well but so far everyone seems quiet about it. My guess is most people have had the best success on ebay/craigslist which is what I will probably end up doing once I get my 3GS
  3. phobic99 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    If the name "cashforiphones" didn't sound shady enough, then surely that stuff I bolded has to sound somewhat off, right?

    I would go the eBay route or something more protected personally.
  4. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    I wouldnt say that it's shady at all...I sent in a few old Dell/Gateway laptops to (which also runs and they sent me all the boxes, paid for shipping, and sent me a check in less than a week.
  5. cellocello macrumors 68000


    Jul 31, 2008
    Toronto, ON

    For every success story, 5 schmoes get jacked.

    I dunno .... *I* don't like to tempt fate myself, but I'm sure some people get free stuff from these dudes.
  6. tylertech macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    Definitely go through eBay, thats probably your best option, and you never know how much money you'll get ;)
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    does cashforiphones and cashforlaptops also run because they have tv commercials, and thus must be legit ;)
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. I would try and sell it locally through Craigslist.
  9. mak10 macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2009
    They are going to say that they'll give you as much as $315 before you send the phone, then once they get the phone from you they'll offer you something substantially lower hoping that instead of going through the hassle of requesting your phone back from them, you'll just tell them that number is fine. Then they'll turn around and sell it on ebay for twice as much. It's the same as cash4gold that someone mentioned. So while it's not a complete scam , you will get money from them, but they are going to lowball the **** out of you.
  10. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008

    Hahaha listen to the name of the website. I wouldn't go for it.
  11. DHarrisDBS34 macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2008
    Yeah lowballs you on gold. They send you money but at a fraction of the worth. This probably does the same exact thing.
  12. jap1198 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2009
    Dallas, TX

    Nope don't trust that site. Why don't you go to instead. (I hope posting links is all right) They seem much MUCH more reliable.
  13. HSHC macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Any one try


    I try to sell my 1st generation 16GB iPhone and get a new 32GB iPhone 3GS.
    I am not familiar with ebay or craglist.

    I was reading TUAW and come across this web site that they mention.
    For my iPhone (In a very good condition, wrap with the screen protector with a case since day one), they can pay $210.00.

    All I need to pay is about $ 89.00 myself.

    Has anyone try them before? Are they reliable?


  14. arykmax macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2008
    I was wondering this as well. I read on their site that they pay for next day shipping and you get paid the next day. It's worth it to me to sacrifice a little money to bypass the bigger hassle of ebay.
  15. HarrisonB macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    Wait you pay 89.00 and then they pay you 210? This is def. not a scam.
  16. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2007
    It means he will have to pay 89 more for a 32GB iPhone prolly.

    And I got offered $160. That's lame.
  17. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2008
    Deployed atm
    My iphone has scratches on the front. Would they take it anyways?
  18. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2008
    Long-eye Land, NY
    Geeez. $125 lol

    I just posted a thread before asking about as they have a buyback program too ... Was wondering how they are as well
  19. uneek1 macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    I still have the 8gb 2g and I got offered 155USD so I think I will just go ahead and try it. I could sell it on ebay for around 200USD maybe? but with the new PayPal tos I have to wait at least 2 weeks to actually get the funds into my account as I never use ebay. If this thread is still open, I'll let you know how it goes..
  20. HSHC macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Actually, I checked the same web site and they pay for my 1st gen 16GB iPhone for $ 232.00 and just today, it is $ 210.00

    I guess the rate changed from time to time.

    Anyway, as long as I can get around $ 200.00.
    I am happy.
  21. arykmax macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2008
    #21 is saying $270 for a 3G 16gb on their site.
  22. Motionblurrr macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2008
  23. HSHC macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Mine is only 2g 16GB which is only $175.00
    So far, I think cashforiphone pay the most.
  24. uneek1 macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    Yea I checked a few other sites that buy back electronics, and cashforiphone is paying the most.
  25. HSHC macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Now, I only wish that cashforiphone is as reputable as they mentioned.

    Otherwise, we should let TUAW know not to put their web site information for their viewer.

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