Explain how people are selling these on ebay

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by radioscooter, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. radioscooter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    Aside from people who got them from at&t today "accidentally" unregistered or otherwise - how are people selling these on ebay without completely ***** up their plan or contract?

    Let's be honest. I love this phone but if I could get $700 or $800 for it and then go back and wait in line again tomorrow for one - why wouldn't I if it's possible?

    There are several on ebay not claiming to be unlocked, but being called "at&t activated" and I'm just befuddled by this.

    Any thoughts?
  2. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    I guess they are simply just going to ruin their credit?

    Or the are going to pay the ETF after 30 days along with a possible non-activation charge.

    If they got the phone for $299 and can sell it for $800, even if they have to pay $300 more in charges they still make $200.00
  3. FaustArp macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA

    i seen that too. Believe it or not one just went off few hours ago for 2 grand. Morons..
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Well, for $2000 I can only figure that they will make that ETF go bye-bye and show some profit...:eek:
  5. radioscooter thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    I don't think the ruined credit is viaible for so many sellers doing it. I can see paying the etf because many have sold for $1200 (really) or more today. But that implies that they're going to default on the contract.

    In my case, (and I am not going to end up doing this, it's just a rhetorical scenario) I don't want to default on the contract. I simply want to sell my phone, keep the contract and buy another iphone tomorrow. (or a week from now, say) Why can't I switch back to my old crappy Razr for a week and get another iphone?

    And that's a question - with my other phones, I pop the sim and switch phones with my wife or use my old phone. I take it with the iphone - it's not going to work that way at all?

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