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MacTownBoy

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 3, 2012
25
2
way north of here
I can trade in, but all indications are I can get more on the open market, so I'm considering going that way. My iPhone 5 is de-activated with Verizon. What do I do about the Verizon sim card, leave it inside? Does the buyer HAVE to stick with Verizon? The contract is up, Oct 15. Paying to unlock the phone would probably negate any extra dollars I'd get for it, I presume? TIA.
 

cymolia

macrumors 6502a
Mar 17, 2012
528
20
Orange County, FL
how much are you getting for the trade in ? att is offering me 200 for my 16 gb 5.. that price is locked in until oct 21st. i've checked craigslist and the prices are around the same thing give or take $25
 

Hal~9000

macrumors 68020
Sep 13, 2014
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1,984
I can trade in, but all indications are I can get more on the open market, so I'm considering going that way. My iPhone 5 is de-activated with Verizon. What do I do about the Verizon sim card, leave it inside? Does the buyer HAVE to stick with Verizon? The contract is up, Oct 15. Paying to unlock the phone would probably negate any extra dollars I'd get for it, I presume? TIA.

Take your sim card out

Erase all content and settings

No, you buyer doesn't need to be Verizon specifically (since it's unlocked)

No, the phone is already unlocked (you don't have to pay anything)
 

MacTownBoy

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 3, 2012
25
2
way north of here
Take your sim card out

Erase all content and settings

No, you buyer doesn't need to be Verizon specifically (since it's unlocked)

No, the phone is already unlocked (you don't have to pay anything)

The phone is unlocked by virtue of its de-activation, then?

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how much are you getting for the trade in ? att is offering me 200 for my 16 gb 5.. that price is locked in until oct 21st. i've checked craigslist and the prices are around the same thing give or take $25

$200 with Verizon, same.
 

Gaprofitt

macrumors 6502
Jul 30, 2009
314
473
Iphone 5s

I see there are a ton of phones on Ebay, I see a 5S 64GB ATT for $305 with 22 minutes left.
 

Hal~9000

macrumors 68020
Sep 13, 2014
2,123
1,984
I see there are a ton of phones on Ebay, I see a 5S 64GB ATT for $305 with 22 minutes left.

Usually the real bids start coming in the last few minutes, plus the seller will probably have his own friends that will continually bid on the phone to up the price for others.
 

willmtaylor

macrumors G4
Oct 31, 2009
10,313
8,194
Here(-ish)
I see there are a ton of phones on Ebay, I see a 5S 64GB ATT for $305 with 22 minutes left.

Usually the real bids start coming in the last few minutes, plus the seller will probably have his own friends that will continually bid on the phone to up the price for others.

And then the buyer backs out or tries to scam you by filing a complaint, then you have to file an appeal to not lose your fees, then you relist and start all over again a week later after having wasted countless hours of your time. :D
 

Hal~9000

macrumors 68020
Sep 13, 2014
2,123
1,984
And then the buyer backs out or tries to scam you by filing a complaint, then you have to file an appeal to not lose your fees, then you relist and start all over again a week later after having wasted countless hours of your time. :D

Isn't eBay just a barrel of fun? :)
 

Ntombi

macrumors 68040
Jul 1, 2008
3,673
1,459
Bostonian exiled in SoCal
I got $350 in a private sale for my unlocked 5 (64GB, black, one small ding on the back corner). That was last Monday. That was on the higher side, but not crazy.

I used my city's buy/swap page on FB.
 
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