How much is my iPhone 7 worth?

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  1. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502a

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    have a mint condition iPhone 7 Matte black 32gb have a few cases to go with it. I’m thinking about selling it and buying a galaxy s8.
     
  2. noobinator macrumors 601

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    450ish. What model and is it unlocked? That makes a difference.
     
  3. callihan_44 macrumors member

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    I've seen the 128gb on eBay for around 500+
     
  4. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah sorry forgot to put that it’s Verizon so it’s unlocked.
     
  5. maxjohnson2 macrumors regular

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    You can use Swappa to gauge your phone price, these prices are slightly cheaper than eBay as the users are more savvy (or more correctly, cheap), however you pay more for fees selling on eBay. Verizon phones are always slightly cheaper than other carriers, but this effect seems to be less for iPhones and almost always true for Android.
     
  6. Cigsm macrumors 6502

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    Why would you sell an iPhone 7 which beats out the S8 in benchmark test and get an S8? It's a downgrade

     
  7. Relentless Power, Jul 1, 2017
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    Perhaps it's a downgrade by your measure, but not by the OP . Also, it may not be about the performance or speed with the iPhone, as it is with experience with S8 alone and other features that differs from the iPhone.
     
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Sorry OT but if you purchased an ATT phone from Apple paying the full price, would it be locked to ATT?
     
  9. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Yes. Until you request the unlocked from ATT.
     
  10. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why would they be cheaper? You can use them on any carrier vs an att one
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    Cause I’m tired of this junk iPhone. It’s terrible. I have to connect it to iTunes when an app doesn’t install all the way. This is my first iPhone I came from galaxy’s and wish I wouldn’t of got an iPhone to be honest. The only thing I’ll miss about this phone is iMessage.
     
  11. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I requested it be unlocked shortly after you told me and within 5 minutes I get approval and they unlocked.

    Not that is matters as I am staying with att.

    Thanks
     
  12. cbreze macrumors 6502

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    Nothing wrong with android. I go between os's a lot and it has an awesome experience to offer. Both are good imo. I'd lean towards swappa tho as eBay has so many scammers you have to sort thru to get to the legit buyer.
     
  13. maxjohnson2 macrumors regular

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    There are a few common long standing prejudice against Verizon devices.

    Bootloader is always locked so can't root, not a big problem for most people.

    Even though it might be gsm unlocked, it may lack some lte bands for t-mo or at&t.

    Sometimes Verizon devices are slow to get updates, but not always true. (Not an iPhone problem.)

    Lastly, Verizon bloats and forced logo. (Not a problem on iPhone.) This alone is enough for me to not want Verizon devices.

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  14. StarShot macrumors 6502

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    I purchased my ATT IP7 from Apple and paid the full price. I was either told or read at the time that since I paid the full price, the phone was unlocked when I received it.
     
  15. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Same here and thought it was unlocked but went to att to have them unlock to make sure. Only took them about 10 minutes to approve and unlock. I do not have a non att sim and do not plan on erasing and restoring my phone right now, so I hope it works later when it is restored.
     
  16. StarShot macrumors 6502

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    My iPhone selling technique is usually eBay although I've sold a couple on Craigslist as well. Craigslist buyers are cheap IMHO. If an IP is worth on average $500 on eBay, an eBayer would offer $400 or less. Then, on the meet and sell place, they might show up and they might not.

    If lising on eBay, forego the option to include all the stock iPhone data as I don't believe anyone reads that section. A nice pithy 3 or 4 line description is all you need along with maybe 4 or 5 screen shots and don't use those crappy stock shots.

    As to whether to wait until you order the new model is unclear to me, but it sees like the prices for used last year's models peak about 3-4 weeks before the new phone announcement and then fall $75-$100 during the announcement, only to raise again about a week or two later.

    My method for early sales is to revert to my old IP5 S while I'm waiting for the new one to debut. All I have to do is pop my present sim card in it and I'm good to go until I get my "latest/greatest" new model. However, it's hard to go back to that small screen for about a month.
     
  17. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Some like one phone, some like another. Reasons really do not matter.

    As to what you can get, pretty easy to figure out online by going to a few sites. Or on craigslist if you want. Or ebay.

    Bottom line - it is worth EXACTLY how much somebody will pay and you are will to part with it.
     

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