Difference in recycle price from Apple

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  1. ABC5S, Oct 13, 2013
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    ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    I looked into Apples iphone 5 Recycling site for two identical iphone 5's except the carrier is different. One is AT&T and the other Verizon. The AT&T has a better recycling price over Verizon. Does anyone know why ? Is it the GSM ?
     

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  2. pat.micunnis macrumors regular

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    Interesting!!! I just checked Best Buy & they also offer a higher trade-in value for AT&T vs. Verizon:

    AT&T APPLE IPHONE 5 16GB - WHITE
    Model: MD635LL/A or MD294, MD635

    Best Estimate: $325.00

    Perfect $341.25
    Good $325.00
    Poor $146.25

    VERIZON APPLE IPHONE 5 16GB - WHITE
    Model: MD655LL/A or MD298, MD655, MD657, ME040

    Best Estimate: $285.00

    Perfect $299.25
    Good $285.00
    Poor $128.25
     
  3. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I assume so. Newer ones can be unlocked and used on T-Mobile, etc.
     
  4. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

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    The AT&T model can work on T-Mobile in the US, and also in Canada and Europe once it has been unlocked.
     
  5. Lindsford macrumors 6502a

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    It's very possible because iPhone seems to be more popular on AT&T easier to re-sell? Idk
     
  6. PNutts macrumors 601

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    People by AT&T phones to escape from Verizon. :D
     
  7. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T is a more sought after phone than Verizon been that way since companies started buying used phones.
     
  8. ABC5S thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Interesting, and a heads up for those that recycle their phones this way, and not on e-bay or craiglist. :cool:
     

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