For those of you that sold your white 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mckvakk, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. mckvakk macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2005
    Oslo, Norway
    Do you think you got as much as you would for a black one?

    I'm considering getting the white 3Gs, but apart from it being more prine to dirt and cracks, the resale value is the thing that worries me most since the white doesn't seem that popular.
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
  3. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    Well my opinion is screw resale value and get what you want. :p
  4. Simgar988 macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2009
    as far as resale value goes, definitely get the black and put a case and crystal or invisible shield on it
  5. TheMBC macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    I've had both, and rather get the white. Yes it gets dirty, but it's nothing compared to the disgusting visible prints and finger grease. But that's just my opinion. Get what tickles your pickle ;)
  6. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    So you are willing to get a color u don't like and put up with looking at it for a yeAr or longer to make a few extra bux?
  7. Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    I like the white one so it wouldnt matter to me. If i can get a white one cheaper,! You guys can have black one that everybody else has.

    However, i have 4 cases in different colors like this one if i want to change it. Picture is fuzzy but you get the idea.

  8. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    I think I would have gotten more for a black 16gb.

    I got the white thinking about being different and that it would grow on me.

    But it didn't lol
  9. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    So have I, and I agree with The MBC about the fingerprints on the black cover. I had to be careful when I put a case on my new black 3G S so the back would remain clean.

    Colour-wise, I like both. I got a black one this time only because my wife wanted my white 3G-S and I thought it'd be cooler to have black and white between us. :)
  10. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (White, 32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    I think you're much better off getting a white one if you plan to sell it later, for the simple reason that white iPhones tend to develop case cracks that are easy to spot. You can therefore have the phone replaced by Apple right before selling it. Voilà! A brand new phone to sell. ;)
  11. Swiss Apple macrumors member

    Swiss Apple

    Jul 25, 2009
    My iPhone 3G was white, and so is my new 32GB 3GS. I found that the price I got for my white 3G at auction was pretty much the same, if not a lttle more than the black iPhones. Fewer white models were sold here and I think that has given it a bit more cachet in the resale market.

    As for my 3GS, who cares what I get for it in a year's time as long it makes me happy :apple:
  12. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    I had the same experience: in my area (Southern California), white was going for a touch more than black. I sold my white for $400, so I couldn't have been happier.

    And yes, I got white again, just moved up to the 32gb. No case this time either.
  13. TheMBC macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    When the whole hairline cracks fiasco was happening, it happened to me as well, and Apple didn't even think once about replacing my phone. It was near the headphone jack and everything.

    That being said, I (still) sold my phone for a pretty penny and it wasn't even unlocked ;)
  14. army91c macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    I had a white 3g that I sold for $350 a few weeks after the 3gs came out. I had to get a black 3gs (wanted a white) because the Apple store I went to was oos of the whites and I had to ship out the 3g.... So kinda bumbed :(

    Black shows EVERYTHING! My white 3g didn't get "dirty" like some of you say. No cracks either yet my black 3gs has 2. When I get one for my wife I'll pick up a white one and swap it for my black.
  15. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2008
    Germantown MD/ Columbus OH
    I always felt like the white ones went for money since there isn't as many as black ones out there. My white one looks new on the back, but I also keep it in a case.
  16. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Completely agree.

    Life's too short to worry about resale value.
  17. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    That's exactly what I did with my white 3G on June 18th.

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