How do I sell Verizon iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sirpapadeuce, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. sirpapadeuce macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011
    I bought a verizon iphone for my girlfriend and after discussion she decided she wants to wait and see if an iphone 5 comes out this summer. Is it possible to sell this phone on ebay? Isnt it already tied to her account??? Any help would be much appreciated...
  2. Fresh1 macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    Activate it on her account, then reactivate her current phone. Then you can sell it.
  3. Xenc macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    London, England
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    There is most likely a way to "deactivate" the phone with Verizon. But, seeing as it's so early in the contract, I'd be surprised if you couldn't just get a refund.

    There will be a new iPhone this summer, by the way. It's not yet known if it will support CDMA networks.
  4. sirpapadeuce thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011
    I'd really like to avoid opening it if possible. And if I can make a profit out of this situation I'd rather do that then take it back and get a refund...
  5. tophat1 macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2011
    you might make a profit on this one, but she'll lose her upgrade and pay full price for the next one (unless you have another upgrade somewhere)

    try ebay
  6. sirpapadeuce thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011
    ah I didn't think about the fact that she would lose the upgrade.....
  7. nanna24 macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2011
  8. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    return it. you should be able to without trouble and you should get your upgrade back but it could take several days for that to process through the Verizon system.
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Maybe Verizon will take it back for free since its unopened.
  10. brandQn macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2010
    Verizon gives you two weeks to return it, with a $35 restocking fee.
  11. tsolt macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2011
    lol all these stupid threads. Why don't you search for a thread instead of making a new one.
  12. jesterscourt macrumors regular


    Mar 4, 2009
  13. gdjsnyder macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2010
    Swoyersville, PA
    Restocking fee only if opened, I believe.
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  15. nickws234 macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2011
    Am I missing something? Why on earth is everyone voting to return this phone to Verizon? A Verizon Iphone can be had with your upgrade credits for about $200, yet market price for one through alternate means appears to be $350-450. So if you are good with throwing away your upgrade credit and reverting back to any number of verizon phones the average customer has laying around his or her house, you're looking at about $200 risk-free profit, correct?
    If you happen to have a family plan with 5 people who don't like iphones, then you're looking at closer to 1K. Right? Or am I totally missing something?
  16. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

    Feb 12, 2011
    oceanside, ca
    neg, any return is subject to a restocking fee.
  17. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    The smart choice is to return it, that way she can keep her upgrade
  18. Ksizzle9 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2011
    the iPhone 5/4s what the hell ever will launch on verizon the same day it launches on att, this was confirmed by verizon and engadget, and is posted somewhere on engadget. I would venture a guess that it would work exactly like iPad 2. same device, same day. Would also venture a guess that it will be this way from now on. I do hope apple sticks to exclusivity with vzw/att, with one phone capable of both networks. It would be nice if you could make them interchangeable if unlocked, vzw phone work on att, and vice versa, could be dreaming. None the less it would be great. i buy and sell alot on Craigslist and ebay and so many people have told me that their att iPhone is unlocked for use on vzw, and i tell them that its not possible, and the argue, and we go back and forth til i say " well by all means, ill take it, let me call verizon first and activate it, if it works ill take em all". Then i leave with the exact same iPhone i walked in with lol
  19. mikelegacy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Should be able to return it if it's less than two weeks old.
  20. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2008
    BC the original poster's girlfriend wants the next version of the iphone. Sure she could sell it for $450 but she would using her upgrade. Then when she went to get the iPhone 5 or whatever its called, she'd be buying at the retail price of $650 So she would be $200 in the red
  21. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    Wouldn't waiting for the iPhone 5 cost $199 plus tax later anyways? By buying iPhone 4 now she will be able to upgrade earlier the next time (the contract starts now instead of a couple months later)
  22. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Yes, but I think you are missing the point. She wants iPhone 5 when it comes out, not next year.
  23. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    exactly.. buy iphone 4 now ($200+tax) and sell it once iphone 5 comes out (net $200 to get iphone 5 after selling iphone 4). point is she would still be paying $200+tax if she wanted for iphone 5
  24. DDustiNN, Jun 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011

    DDustiNN macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
    You're not very good at math, are you? The Verizon contract is 2 years, so she can't just buy the iPhone 4 now, then buy the iPhone 5 when it comes out at contract price. I have no idea where you get the idea that buying the iPhone 4 now will let her upgrade earlier next time. So that leaves the following options:

    Buy iPhone 4 now: $200 (contract price)
    Sell iPhone 4 later: -$450 (estimated)
    Buy iPhone 5 later: $650 (retail price)
    Total cost: $400


    Buy iPhone 4 now: $650 (retail price)
    Sell iPhone 4 later: -$450 (estimated)
    Buy iPhone 5 later: $200 (contract price)
    Total cost: $400


    Buy iPhone 4 later: $200 (contract price)
    Total cost: $200

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