GameStop gave me $183 for my ATT 16gb iPhone 5. What do you think

ematsui

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Not bad since I probably would have got ~225ish on eBay but netted about 180 after fees
 

dmk1974

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What carrier? When I priced out my AT&T 16gb iPhone 5 at gamestop.com, it said $229. I thought about it since I sometimes get my kids games there and the store credit is pre-tax off a purchase (so effectively by me where tax is 8%, $229 credit = $247 store gift card for merchandise).

But in the end, I sold mine for $260 cash on craigslist just yesterday.
 

12vElectronics

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Got $240 for exactly what you have. iPhone 5 16gb ATT not unlocked.

But, I also had to sort through a bunch of crappy low ball emails and texts.
 

ematsui

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arliu

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May 1, 2011
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I'm letting my perfect condition ip5 unlocked was on at&t go for 225. You guys think i got a bad deal
 

cnev3

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Considering the fact that you sold it to a middle man, you got a price that's quite fair. Especially if you were going to sell it on eBay, as their fees, with PayPal are almost 1/4 of what it sold for.
 

Arran

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I guess it's good. I got $115 from Apple for my 32GB iPhone 4S.
Good? It's dreadful.

AT&T gave me $200 store credit for a 32GB iP4. A four year old phone. Applied it to my next phone bill.

Offer ends this month - but you can "extend" it if you order online for home delivery before month end.
 

Stetrain

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Apple said they would give me a $205 credit for my 16gb Verizon iPhone 5 in-store, even though it has a crack in the back glass.

The nice thing about Apple's credit is that they apply it directly to your new iPhone in store, so you could walk out with a 16gb iPhone 6 after just paying a few dollars in tax and signing the new contract.
 

gigaguy

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Tmo offered me $201 for a iPhone 4, 16gb. IMO Tmo is beating the competition in most areas Except customer service. I like the cost and using their service, but cringe when calling them or trusting what they tell you...
 

heisenberg123

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selling to those types of places you obviously get less because they have to resell for some profit, when you could just sell the same price gamestop eventually will your self in a private sale


but for a quick sell that was not a horrible deal
 

ematsui

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selling to those types of places you obviously get less because they have to resell for some profit, when you could just sell the same price gamestop eventually will your self in a private sale


but for a quick sell that was not a horrible deal

yep this was my original thought... The reason why I didn't trade it in was I initially thought I would keep the 5 around as a spare and use it as an ipod since I have a 6 plus and wanted something smaller at the gym, but then found my ipod nano would be fine for that
 

BeK

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Mar 2, 2012
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About 2 years ago I purchased a 64GB 4S for $400 (subsidized). Six months later I sold it for $550 on Amazon. Turned around and bought a 64GB iPhone 5 for $400 (subsidized).
Sold my 64GB iPhone 5 last year for $650 on Amazon. Then turned around and bought a 32GB iPhone 5S for $300 (subsidized)
I just sold my the 32GB iPhone 5S on Amazon for $500.
Just used that same $500 to purchase a 128GB iPhone 6+.....

Lesson Learned: iPhones pay for themselves.....

Your welcome.
 

mnsportsgeek

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Considered this but also have an extra layer of bullsh0t to deal with when using Craigslist
As the seller, there really isn't that much BS to sift through.

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About 2 years ago I purchased a 64GB 4S for $400 (subsidized). Six months later I sold it for $550 on Amazon. Turned around and bought a 64GB iPhone 5 for $400 (subsidized).
Sold my 64GB iPhone 5 last year for $650 on Amazon. Then turned around and bought a 32GB iPhone 5S for $300 (subsidized)
I just sold my the 32GB iPhone 5S on Amazon for $500.
Just used that same $500 to purchase a 128GB iPhone 6+.....

Lesson Learned: iPhones pay for themselves.....

Your welcome.
How are you getting a subsidized phone every year?
 
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