How much is a water damaged iPhone 3gs worth?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by slipper, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    My co-worker told me he has an iPhone 3gs that is water damaged. I told him he might be able to get a little money for it and the new owner would probably take it to Apple to do a $199 exchange. How much money do u think he can fetch for his iPhone 3gs 16gb?
     
  2. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    A jolly rancher, a handful of coins, and a scornful look.

    I'd say about $50 USD.
     
  3. verdee macrumors newbie

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  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    If it were a 32 GB, I'd replace for $199, unlock/jailbreak and eBay it for $450+ (especially as it'd be scratch-free), but I'm not sure about a 16 GB.
     
  5. wreckshop macrumors 6502

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    depending on how much water got inside, you can just wait for it to dry out, and it will work again. if it was completely submerged, it should take about a month to dry out. It might act a little weird afterwards tho, ymmv.

    oh and one more thing, i wouldnt try to turn it on unless u are sure it is dried out for obvious reasons
     
  6. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    One smart person has posted, the others :rolleyes:

    Why doesn't the person take it back and get a "new" phone and sell it for the extra $$. Why don't you buy it, pay the $ for refurb, sell it and give the guy $199 for it, you keep the rest.

    Wow, you really got ripped off.
     
  7. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    They asked a question. We answered with our answers/experience.

    As helpful as your alternate solution maybe, it doesn't make our answers any less intelligent.

    Love,
    Omi
     

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