did you trade in your old iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by joecartoon22, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. joecartoon22 macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2009
    did anyone here trade in their old iphone today?

    i was curious to see what value people were getting at the apple store for them.
  2. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    verizon was gona give me $100 for my iphone 4 16gb white, i declined and will try to cl it for a little more than that.
  3. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    I went to Best Buy and they offered me $148 for my 4s :p

    Politely said "no thank you" and will simply send it to Gazelle by Oct 15th for $225.
  4. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    The saleswoman at the AT&T store offered me a $400 Beats by Dre Bluetooth speaker for my iPhone 5.
    I said no, and hope to make a bit more than $400 selling it on eBay.
  5. KaijuRed macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2013
    Trading in used iPhone at Gazelle, Gamestop, Apple and AT&T is a huge ripoff! You're better off with craigslist or eBay.
  6. HannaDDL macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2013
    Mountain View CA
    Went to Target and asked how much they would give me for my iphone 4s 16gb, got offered $173, so keeping it for now.
  7. SimplyiOS macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2012
    No, sold my launch day iPhone 5 16gb (factory unlocked) on craigslist tonight for $440. Sold in 3 hours, was satisfied with the sale.
  8. polzii macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2011
    Trade in is convenient. But expect to get way less than your phone is worth. Businesses need to make money and all that.
  9. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I got $204 dollars for my iPhone 4S 16gb at the apple store. Thought that was good.
  10. E3BK macrumors 68030


    Mar 15, 2008
    I priced it out through Apple's PowerOn program online. I got a quote for $220 for my black 32GB 4S. I think that's pretty good considering Craigslist in NY is flooded w/ iPhone 4S ranging from $150 - $300.
  11. Km133 macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2012
    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Getting £170 (just over $270) from a phone recycling company for my 4S. Could possibly get a bit more on ebay, but minus their commission / paypal / hassle I'm happy enough.
  12. roxics macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2013
    Damn it! They gave me the same price for my 32GB 4S. But thats ok. I stil got a 32GB 5C for only $6 out of pocket after that.

    That's the problem with the in-store trade ins, they don't or barely take into consideration the capacity. But they will charge you $100 more for the new phone with the next capacity higher.
  13. MacBreezy macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Verizon offered me $325 for my 32GB Black/Slate iP5. I declined and just sold it on eBay for $460.
  14. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    $460 eBay is,net of $400-415 after fees and shipping?


    Agreed. Time is money. My plastic surgeon buddy did amazon trade in cause its not worth his time to try to get an extra $50 from eBay or Craigslist.

    Depends on your hobby. We anesthesia guys have a lot more time on our hands. I like selling on Craigslist. I get a thrill out of it. Even though my wife thinks I may get killed doing these deals. I do always meet in public place.
  15. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    I absolutely hate dealing with Craig's list people . I rather give my old phone to someone less fortunate .
  16. MacBreezy macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    The buyer paid the shipping cost. The phone originally cost me $300 so I made around $130 profit on that phone.
  17. Dascoyne macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2013
    Palo Alto, Ca
    Let us not forget another advantage of trading in is that you get to keep your charger, cables and headphones. The cost of replacement cables ain't trivial. It's like getting a spare for free.

    eBay takes 10% of the sale, then you have shipping charges and you don't keep your cables and headphones. I don't need that hassle. Plus I don't want to have some 72% buyer rated knucklehead win it and file a dispute that it arrived all scuffed up.

    Verizon gave me $360 for my iPhone 5 64gig and I'm fine with that.
  18. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
    I normally sell on ebay. This time my 16 year old got my iPhone 5 and i sold his iPod touch 5 on ebay. Got $230 for it with a dint and scratches. 32gb no lead or ear buds.
  19. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2011
    What went wrong with dealing with CL?
  20. soloer macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2004
    Traded in my 32GB Verizon 4s at the Verizon store for $210. I didn't think that was bad, especially considering I had put a scratch on the glass in the past week that was driving me bonkers.
  21. scottsjack macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2010
    Trade in? No way. I'll keep my 32GB 3GS as a backup. Should something happen to my 5c I'll be back in business after a quick trip to an AT&T store. I also have a 3G that was the backup to the 3GS.
  22. sosinsurr macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2011
    Gazelle offered me $300 and T-Mobile offered $270
  23. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    We traded in my Fiancee's 4S directly to our carrier (O2) here in the UK. The phone cost her £100, had a few marks on the screen, but was working fine. They sent a prepaid packing box, wanted no cables, charger or earbuds, and gave us £170.00 for it.

    Now just have to sell my pristine 5 complete with AC and I've nearly financed my new 5S!:)
  24. ToddH macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2010
    Central Tx
    I had an iPhone f5 and I traded mine in at the AT&T store and received a $320 value. Mine was the white 64 gig model
  25. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    On Launch Day, wandered into the AT&T store and they offered me $310.00 for my 32 GB iPhone 5..... Done deal and I walked out with a 64 GB iPhone 5S. Happy camper here. No fuss, no muss. And, yes, it was nice to be able to keep my Lightning cable, earbuds and so on, too.

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