Change iPhone outercase or not change it??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mashinhead, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    I was anticipating the 3g iphone to be out the day they announced it and sold my 16giger in anticipation, I got really good price so i couldn't back out. So i was phoneless for a month. Long story short i found a replacement, a second hand 4gig which i got for $120.

    Here's the kicker, the phone works perfect, but it looks like crap..it has a crack in the glass and intense scratches all over. Needless to say i bought this just to use for the month and resell. So do you think i should buy some parts an fix it? I know it will fetch more but i want to know if it is really financially worth it. parts from here: www.gigapascal.com are like $100 bux, and if i bought everything i needed on ebay it would be about 120 makeing the phone a $220-240 investment.
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    you probably should fix it as when you guy the iPhone 3G they make you turn in your old iPhone.
     
  3. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    no they dont, not at all
    you fully paid for the phone, its yours to keep

    and yes, sell the phone for parts on ebay or something
    probably worth more like that than in a very bad state
    or use it as a nice paperweight :D
     
  4. mashinhead thread starter macrumors 68020

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    it's not a paperweight at all, every function on this phone works perfect. wifi.bluetooth, touch screen, phone calls, speaker phone, headphone jack, volume controls, dock connector. EVERYTHING works perfect.

    it just looks like crappola.
     
  5. NDimichino macrumors 6502a

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    Can we get a picture? I'm kinda curious to see this thing.
     
  6. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    If you really want to fix it.... If you feel up to it and don't think you will mess up the electronics, go ahead and fix the body. But if you don't, it might not be a bad idea to keep it cheap by doing nothing and keep it as like a fall back phone for the future when you go to sell the 3G iPhone in anticipation for the 3rd generation. (just a thought) or if your 3G breaks you will have a spare....
     
  7. kleo macrumors regular

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    That Kit sounds like a good deal at $99 if all the stock parts cost over $120 on there own. Plus you would be getting really amazing titanium treated components with a black back and all. Id say go for it if you know how to replace the broken screen on your own.
     

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