how is the resell value on iphones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by himynameiscody, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    i have a 4s on order and wanna get the 5 when it's out
     
  2. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    Great. Usually >100%

    I bought my iPhone 3G when they came out and sold it two years later (a month before the iPhone 4 release) for $250. It even had a crack in the back. The reason is because people who buy them usually use them on a network that is not officially supported. They are buying them "unlocked". To buy a new iPhone unlocked it's something like $650 from Apple.

    Check craigslist and ebay out.
     
  3. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    I find resale value for Apple products generally great. It's much better than resale value of say any Android device. Primarily because there's a new Android device every month. And there's 1 new iPhone every year. So if you time your selling correctly (a few weeks before the announcement of new iPhone) you will get a very good price.
     
  4. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    I have confusion.
     
  6. ApplesAndOrangs macrumors regular

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    That's not a 100%. I know you paid $200 for it, but that's with a 2 yr contract and data.

    But yeah OP just take care of it. And sell it before your warranty goes out. They do very well, it's a high demand product unlike Androids.
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Here In The UK

    They really hold their price well, in fact all Apple stuff does.
     
  8. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    Forgot about that. Well, it's still good though.
     

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