How much is the iPhone 2g worth now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fishface17, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. fishface17 macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm about to sell my iPhone 1st Generation 8GB to some guy who saw my post on Craigslist. He offered me $130 for it. Do you guys think that is a reasonable price? The iPhone is in good conditions.
     
  2. iphoneftw macrumors 6502

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    it depends are you selling it unlocked/jailbroken if you are then you can get more money for it i dont know if thats a great price i think you could get some more money for that iphone
     
  3. fishface17 thread starter macrumors member

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    It isn't unlocked nor jailbroken. I just did a complete erase on it. Oh and I'm only giving the iPhone, no accessories included.
     
  4. iphoneftw macrumors 6502

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    somebodies greedy with the accessories you will get more money with accessories and alot more money if its jailbroken and unlocked on 3.0 if you want to get the most money you can do what i suggessted for maximum money but to each his own :)
     
  5. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    In my area, someone with all accessories, case and unopened headset is selling it for $250 for 16GB.
     
  6. iphoneftw macrumors 6502

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    stupid people these days they could buy a new iphone 3gs for that price but some people want a phone without mms video recording and slow phone poor battery life i dont want talk on how u could do all of this with jailbreak to start just saying how your buying a phone without cool features that are on the 3gs
     
  7. fishface17 thread starter macrumors member

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    Lol. The darn phone cost me 600 bucks.:D Well that was 2 years ago so I think $130 is alright. Thanks for your suggestions. I'm going to sell it at the price he offered.
     
  8. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    No, it's not stupid when you can buy the phone and activate it with a GoPhone contract, then use the sim in a 3G phone. Month to month is worth the price.
     
  9. iphoneftw macrumors 6502

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    or you could buy this revolutionary phone take no offense just joking
    [​IMG]
     
  10. fishface17 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just went to take a look at the ebay prices and most of them are at $100.
     
  11. iphoneftw macrumors 6502

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    just trying to prove my failed point
    ebay takes a cut so you are much better off with craigslist
     
  12. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Most of the winning bids that I saw last week were for about $250 or so on eBay for the 8GB.
     
  13. moka macrumors 6502a

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    range here in south cali is around $300 with original accessories, i have been able to sell one of my 16GB First Gen iPhones for $450 two weeks before 3gs release and the other for $350 a week after 3gs release
     
  14. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    Selling mine on Craigslist for $250 and I have people ready to buy now.

    It's a 2g 8gig iPhone unlocked for T-Mobile.
     
  15. maflynn Moderator

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    I sold my 16gb for > 330 on ebay. Given the timing (after 3Gs hit the streets) I'm very happy with that.
     
  16. fishface17 thread starter macrumors member

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    So do you guys think I should ask for more money for my iPhone? BTW I live in Yuma, AZ close to the Mexican border. Not to many people have iPhones here.

    My iPhone:
    No accessories just the USB cable
    couple of scratches(on the back) and 1 small dent on a corner
    8GB
    No scratches on the screen
    it is not jailbreaked or unlocked(I can unlock it but that guy didn't mention anything about it)
     
  17. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    If you included everything it came with including the dock, then you could easily get over $200. Just the phone, sell it for what the guy is offering. Dents = damaged.
     
  18. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    $180 damaged.
     
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  20. Stunod7 macrumors member

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    A friend of mine just picked up a 16 GB Black for $260 in very good shape.
     
  21. surfer99 macrumors 6502

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    I have been watching the 2g 16gb prices on ebay like a hawk over the last few weeks as I just sold my unlocked 2g 16gb with a nice big dent in the back for 190. From what I saw a nicely cared for 2g 16gb unlocked is going anywhere from 200 to 350. I know thats a huge range but it seemed like for no reason whats so ever some were bid way up while others were not even bid on at all. I guess thats ebay for you. All in all I would say that if your in a hurry to get rid of it then just sell it to the guy but I wouldnt be surprised if you would get a decent amount more on ebay if you want to wait a few days.
     
  22. timotheezz macrumors regular

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    i'd like to give my old 1st gen to my mom, but she's t-mobile so i'd have to get it unlocked.

    but my more important question is: is there a way to replace the battery with a new one, and put on a new aluminum backing?

    thanks!
     
  23. Tonyanza macrumors newbie

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    Clean with normal use 1st gen - up unlocked with basic accessories $230 to $300 on e-bay
     
  24. BladesOfSteel macrumors regular

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    My wife and I sold our original 8GB iPhones via craigslist for a total of $400 bucks. They were in good condition and had all the original accessories, including the box.

    We probably could have gotten more, but we pretty much paid for the upgrade to the 3GS.
     

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