Has anyone bought a 2nd iPhone on launch day to sell it on eBay?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RonHC, May 22, 2011.

  1. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    What I mean is has anyone (In this forum) bought a 2nd iPhone on release day so they can sell it on eBay to make more money?

    Either by-
    Selling it on the release date
    Or
    Wait until it can be jailbroken and unlocked, and then see it

    Reason why Im asking is because 2 of the phones on my family have passed their 18 month contract and I figured I try this process but I wanna be sure.
     
  2. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    People have done this. While in line one time I saw a girl who was near the front of the line give up her spot for $900. Some guy paid her too.
     
  3. himesh macrumors regular

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    I did this, waited in a queue for 8 hours (not the best idea I have ever come up with) but did get free food and drink from the Apple guys. I bought two for £500 each and then sold one for £630, not bad for a days work.
     
  4. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Some people do, do this. However personally I don't see the point. Sure it would make me a few hundred dollars reselling on eBay but IMO I don't need the extra cash, would prefer someone else which has actually waited in line to buy the phone and I just don't want the hassle of needing to resell, list on ebay, ship etc.

    Scalping is also looked down upon around these forums as we learned during the iPad 2 launch.
     
  5. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

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    No and I would never support a scalper. It's kind of ironic, the reason they had to pay more $$$ for the iPhone/iPad is because scalpers take the supply yet they reward the behavior and buy from them. :rolleyes:
     
  6. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    Scalpers are the worst. I never buy from them. Buy an iPad 2 for $499 then try to sell it for $700.

    For the Craigslist scalpers, I agree to meet up with them and cancel when they arrive at the meeting place. :p One time I made the poor guy drive an hour and 30 mins.
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Your parents must be so proud of how you have turned out.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Certinfy macrumors 6502a

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    Doubt it, if that's how he treats 'scalpers' and Apple employees (from other thread) I don't even want to think of how he treats his parents... :eek:
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Good point.:D
     
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    That's sickening. Not even funny. You should be ashamed.
     
  12. RonHC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha you're such an ass :p
     
  13. SeaChange macrumors regular

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    I have bought a flipped at least 3 iPhones on eBay and Craigslist. I think go about $700 each when I sold new ones. Mostly to people that wanted to use them on T-mobile.
     

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