Feeler: Semi Broken 8GB iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Marketplace Archive' started by kgarchar, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. kgarchar macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2006
    So I dropped my iPhone awhile back, and it's just annoying to me now. It works fine for the most part, but the volume up button was smashed or something, so it doesn't "click" when you press it, it's just like a light touch and it turns the volume up. its been getting annoying when it's bumped in my pocket and it turnes the music up all the way, and it tends to turn up randomly. I'm not sure how hard it would be to fix, but I'd like to just replace it if I could. Along with that, the silence switch is really hard to switch back and forth (you need to catch your nail on it or it won't go, but it still goes back and forth)

    Aside from that, the screen is flawless (has had a powersupport film on it all of it's life (literally took it right out of the box and put the film on). the only damage is on the left side, and is pictured below


    To Mods: Please allow a discussion on how hard it would be to fix or how much I could get for it, I know you guys have been trying to cut back on the BS that has been posted lately

    I'd like to get an idea on what I could get for this, I'd be willing to let it go for like $300 maybe? I'd also like some input on how hard you guys think it'd be to fix it.

    If Apple decides not to fix it tomorrow, I'll more than likely be putting it up FS.

  2. tsvb macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    Honestly I would think $300 might be asking a little much. You can purchase a fully functional refurb from Apple for $349.

    Have you brought this into Apple to see what they could do for you?
  3. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    I think you might be better off on eBay with something like this. It always amazes me how much "broken" or "as is" products go for.

    Unfortunately, here, people will see the refurb prices (which WE know come like new - fortunately many eBayers will only compare the price of yours to the price of a new one) and probably won't go much above 200-250. $300 on here is asking way too much, IMO.
  4. Squonk macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2005
    $300 is too much. I agree, take it for a spin on eBay and see what you can get for it. I doubt that Apple will do anything for you, but you never know. Start with :apple: and let us know what happens....
  5. phungy macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2006
    Maybe even try unlocking it? then sell it on eBay. I'm sure you'll get ~$400.
  6. jonnylink macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2007
    I have to agree, if it is damaged in a way that affects its use it is worth $250 at best. But I can see you *maybe* finding someone willing to pay more elsewhere.

    As for repairs, it looks like those parts are all connected to the front display assembly, so unless you can find a super cheap parts iPhone it'll cost about $150 to repair. It might be worth it for you since it is cheaper than buying a new iPhone, but clearly at your price and the cost of replacement parts it would be more expensive than a new iPhone for anyone else.

    Good luck with whatever route you take.

    Something to consider: when you are selling something used and damaged for only $100 less than a new one and only $50 less than a perfect refurbed one you might want to avoid phrases like "let it go" because that implies a bargain which this clearly isn't (sorry:eek:). In fact it should almost always be avoided because it makes it sound like you are doing the buyer the favor by selling it to her, when it is almost always the other way around.
  7. tribeka75020 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2007
    Hi i can give you 250$ +shipping to france
    let me know about it
  8. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
  9. jonnylink macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2007
  10. kgarchar thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2006
    well, ended up getting a replacement from apple, so you can lock/delete this thread. Thanks for the input though!

    PS. If you're getting something replaced that you broke, ask an attractive young girl to go in.

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