Help how to sell my iPhone 5

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  1. MacTownBoy macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  2. cymolia macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    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)
     
  4. MacTownBoy thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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    $200 with Verizon, same.
     
  5. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    No, Verizon LTE capable phones come unlocked even the 1st day you buy them because of an agreement Verizon made with the FCC requiring it.
     
  6. MacTownBoy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Who knew? Thanks!
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Apple will give you a $205 gift card for it.

    Average price on Swappa right now is ~$250.
     
  8. Gaprofitt macrumors regular

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    Iphone 5s

    I see there are a ton of phones on Ebay, I see a 5S 64GB ATT for $305 with 22 minutes left.
     
  9. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    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
     
  11. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Isn't eBay just a barrel of fun? :)
     
  12. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  13. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It was a barrel of something. Now I tend to avoid it more than I avoided "fresh" seafood in Missouri, but each to his/her own.
     

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