How much could i get for an iPhone 5 16gb?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Che Castro, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Im happy with my iPhone 4 & I'm eligible for an upgrade , i guess it will be $200 plus $30 to upgrade

    How much could i get selling the new iPhone 5 new in the box after i get it , the 16gb model

    What were the prices on ebay and other sites of the iphone 4s right after it came out?
  2. daveishere macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2008
    Hard to say, a lot of it depends on how limited supply is at launch.

    I remember that because the Retina display Macbook Pro's were in such a short supply at launch, people were putting them on ebay for twice their RRP.

    I would have thought you will get probably 10-20% on top of what you paid for it, though.
  3. Nathan20 macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
  4. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    So when i get the iphone 5 should i activate it or leave it in the box ?
  5. orangebluedevil macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2010
    Put an ad on eBay a few days before it actually goes for sale. Free overnight shipping. Set Buy it Now slightly above the average which will be around $600. leave it in the box, don't activate or open or anything
  6. xnickitynickx macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    I'll give you 10 bucks. :D

    i'll probably get outbid.
  7. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816


    Oct 8, 2011
    If you're looking to buy & flip the newest iphone...

    you gotta do a LOT better than 16gb. I'm hoping this next one goes 32, 64, 128 gb which in theory would be logical for a 4g LTE phone with a wider screen [movies].

    I learned with my ipad.. ALWAYS buy the highest gigabyte if you're looking to resell
  8. tann macrumors 68000

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    Not gonna go to 128. Heck the iPad hasn't even gone to 128gb! Imagine the cost of 128gb storage cards! (especially since the iPhone so far has used 1 vs the iPod touches for example 2).
  9. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Think it will be activated at time of purchase.
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    If you dont do the initial first activation that asks for the last 4 of your social and billing zip code the buyer will not be able to activate it.

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  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Wait until a few days after launch which stocks run low and stores are awaiting the 2nd wave of shipments. Demand will be highest then (as will prices).
  12. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Sell it overseas to a country (China for example) that does not get it on launch day.
  13. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    keep it in the box sealed and dont activate it to get the best value. you will get $600 easily
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    Honestly, I don't remember that screen haha. If someone has att can't they use their own information?
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Did you get it mailed to you or bought it at an AT&T or apple store?
    I got it shipped to me and had to input that before it would activate.
    Its a security measure.
    If they use their own info it will not activate since the particular device is tied into someone elses contract. You will never see that again besides the first time the iphone is activated out of the box.
    Many people have that problem when selling their upgrades unopened every year, just giving a heads up that's all;)
  16. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Not true because those willing to pay top dollar would have already bought theirs in the first wave. Sell asap.
  17. Che Castro, Sep 10, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012

    Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    So just to be clear
    Do i activate the phone or not before selling?
  18. kannesss macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    Try to get one pre launch day, and you can name your price.
  19. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  20. NiKeZz macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2010
    Topeka, Kansas

    I hate people like you. That is all.
  21. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Just to point out, after the announcement today it is pretty obvious there won't be a huge mark up for iPhones in the secondary market anymore. Even with the iPhone 4S and iPad 3's, many of those waiting outside Apple stores to buy iPhone's and iPads to sell on ebay returned them later on because there wasn't much of a secondary market. This is only going to further drop the value now that Apple is planning on selling the iPhone 5 to over 20 different countries within the first 2 weeks! Before if you were in another country, your only way to get an iPhone without waiting 2-3 months before it was released was to go thru ebay. Now it's going to be available everywhere within weeks. Why pay a 200% mark up for something you just have to wait a couple of weeks for?

    Now, if you buy for $200 and can sell it for $600 and are happy with your iPhone 4 for the next 2 years (until your next upgrade and assuming the battery holds out cuz that'll set you back another $100 right there and you don't care about turn by turn directions or any of the features the iPhone 4 won't get), then go for it. $400 will probably pay for your iphone 4 for what 4-6 months? Not a terrible thing....

    Edit: I did forget about paypal fees and ebay fees, so your $400 in profit will drop to about $300-$350 pretty quickly.

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