Falling prices 3G & 3GS Ebay & Craigs

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by labman, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. labman macrumors 604

    labman

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    Been watching both pretty close the last few days. I have been watching some auctions. I am seeing prices sometimes on 3GS sometimes as low as $100. Wondering if it's better to sell now. Wait till 4 is out along with 4.0 or even if it be better to wait a month or two. Also those of us with cases and accessories wonder if it's better to sell everything together as a group or seperate. Hoping to discuss the whole selling aspect. I have seen a couple of threads on selling but not really a discussion on best time to sell etc.
     
  2. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    I am planning to just put mine up on Craigslist like I did last year.
     
  3. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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    i just sold my 32gb 3gs with 4.0 installed for $430, i'm sure it could have gone for more a few weeks ago but I was MORE than happy to get that, i was hoping for at least 300 to cover my iPhone 4 and now I'm on the positive side of things too :)

    Sucks I have to be without my phone for 2 weeks though, oh well
     
  4. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    while the iPhone 4 pre sales prices are in the $800+ range
     
  5. j3yq macrumors 6502

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    I personally think it would have been best to sell right before the WWDC because no one knew what to expect and the media hadn't talked upnthe I4 yet.... Now a bunch of people know about the I4 and might think less of a previous version.
     
  6. Petey-ed macrumors 6502

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    I worry about this ever year, and every year I sell mine after I get the new phone, I still get top dollar for it. You could see a 5-10% decrease but nothing too dramatic.
     
  7. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    I hope people know about the ETF raise if they plan on canceling and such.
     
  8. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    might be people who just want to stick with their old phone, upgrade and sell the iPhone
     
  9. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Could be but a majority of these sellers open new lines and sell for maximum profit. But that has changed with the new ETF.
     
  10. Kawjumper201 macrumors member

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    I sold my 16GB 3GS blk the day after they announced iP4 and I got $400 it was unlocked and in good condition just normal wear on the back from being in a case. My brother just sold his 16GB 3GS white 3.1.3 for $300. We both sold on a local news site that has a great classified ads if your close to Utah i recommend checking it out www.KSL.com. I promise this isnt spam either just a good option cause ebay kills you on selling fees I believe and havent tried craiglist yet.
     
  11. amann76 macrumors 6502

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    i'm waiting for ios 4 with the jailbreak/unlock before i sell mine
     
  12. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here I am selling mine on ebay it have about 12 hours left now and is at $400... That is a 16gb 3gs with the apple warranty and square trade warranty. I find listing the warranties in the title gets you more views and being mint of course as well.
     

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