Good Price For A (Near) Mint-Condition iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Steve.P.JobsFan, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2010
    I have an iPhone 4 (16GB, Black, Verizon) -- and I'm finally out of my contract.
    I'm re-upping with Verizon for an iPhone 5 next week -- when I get my upgrade. I had my iPhone 4 replaced by the Genius Bar about three weeks ago, so this iPhone is almost in mint condition. I've checked it closely under a bright light, and I see 2 minute scratches on the back, almost impossible to see in normal conditions. That's it. No other scratches, blemishes, screen scratches/damage, water damage, etc. Clean bill of health.

    Considering that this is 2010 hardware (even though the CDMA model was rolled out in Feb. 2011), what's a good asking price?
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    Considering I can get an unlocked iPhone 4s for $350 I wouldn't expect more than $200. Is it unlocked? If not I would get it unlocked by Verizon to help the value if they do that. It would help the value. If I recall correctly they can be used on GSM if unlocked. Although I may be wrong.

    If they only work on Verizon even if unlocked that would really kill the value. Since you could get a new subsidized phone for the same monthly rate.
  3. wywern209 macrumors 65832


    Sep 7, 2008
    do you rly want to know?
    if you can unlock it, you might be able to get a better price but without an unlock, u are going to be stuck selling it for 130 tops.
  4. duncanapple macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    I listed my wifes black 16gb iphone 4 (att) last night on craigslist for $220 and have been getting emails/texts all day offering $200. I have a guy buying it tonight for $220 though I will consider it sold when i have cash in hand. My brother in law sold his for $220 yesterday as well. Long story short, if you have all the cords, boxes, etc, you should easily get at least $200 if not a little more.
  5. sjjordan macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2003
    United States
    Sold my iphone 4 for $248 on Ebay 4 days ago.

    I think you've probably missed your window of opportunity. Once the iPhone 5 is out, Ebay will be flooded with iPhone 4's.

    Try selling it international and definitely unlock it from AT&T.
  6. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    I have a 32GB in flawless condition, unfortunately I dont have the box, I'm going to unlock it and hope that I can get around 350 via eBay/craiglist
  7. Naimfan macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2003
    I don't know why unlocked is worth any more than maybe $25 than a locked one, since any purchaser can have it unlocked for $20-30.

    For a 4S in perfect shape, as a buyer I'd go probably $250 for a 16 GB and $300 for a 32 GB. For a 4, maybe $125 for a base and $150-175 for an upgraded one.
  8. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    125 for an iPhone 4? I haven't seen one go this cheap yet , that's a really low estimate, and unlocking well not a lot of people know how to go about unlocking/ on eBay someone is always willing to buy an unlocked phone with the purpose of selling it overseas, they pay you $300 lets and sell it overseas for probably 450

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