How much will I get for my iPhones this Fall?

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  1. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    What should I expect to get for an iPhone 5s in good to great condition from AT&T or Apple after release of the new phones?

    I'll be buying new phones this fall. I figured we'd trade in our phones with AT&T -- they had better price than Apple and Gazelle was a good bit lower.

    But my wife is considering gifting them to our teenage nieces. We need to estimate the phones' trade in value to figure how it fits in our gifts budget for them.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Trading them in with Att or gazelle will get you around 30-40% less of what they're actually worth.
    Cause they turn around and sell them for profit. So you'll be leaving a bunch of meat on the bone with trade in services.
     
  3. ipadpro macrumors 6502a

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    i will sell my 6 for 400 bucks and get
    att next upgrade - to get 6S
     
  4. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Unless they do some promotions like last year where they took losses on trade-ins to keep customers, then you'll likely only get around $150-175 by my estimation. If you sell them yourself on eBay/Amazon/Swappa/Craigslist, then I'd probably estimate around $250-275.
     
  5. ipadpro macrumors 6502a

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    i dont trust ebay or craiglist

    ebay buyer return your devices and they blame our fault

    craiglist buyer meeting stranger

    best idea sell to friend or someone u know
     
  6. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Very good luck selling my 3,4,4s on ebay. For some reason the 5 took 3 tries. Newbie buyers would change their mind and forget to release the product so I could relist. A real pain, but it still made over 300. iPhones hold their value quite well if they're clean.
     
  7. DaveF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the perspectives.

    I sell a little bit on eBay. But with the increasing fees, I've lost interest in eBay, and the horror stories about laptops and small electronics have kept me away from selling past iPhones. I'll likely trade in with Apple or AT&T like last year.
     
  8. Indian Devil macrumors regular

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    I bought a mint condition unlocked 6 a few days back for $475 with warranty till Dec. So I guess it was a good deal. Mint unlocked 5s were available around $315 so guess you will be able to get $250 or less after 3 months (provided you get it unlocked).
     
  9. ipadpro macrumors 6502a

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    ebay 10% charger for seller
    so if iu sell 300 ebay take 30 bucks
    and shipping 10-20 dollar more

    after 14 days buyer return for any reason they want to you still have to refund their money back - that policy from ebay

    i never sell electric on ebay only women access that wont issue too many
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    Check out swappa, I've sold and bought phones there and its a nice site. I feel a little better on that site then ebay.
     
  11. ipadpro macrumors 6502a

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    ok -
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Craigslist at your carrier's store so your buyer can verify that it is a clean phone.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Craig's list has worked just fine for me. Screen the buyers with email and call the serious people. No fees and cash make it fool proof.
     
  14. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I have sold my phones for years via Craigslist because you don't pay any fees, but last year I traded in at Best Buy for the first time because they were offering a promotion that put the trade-in within $100 of what I could expect to get for my phone best-case on Craigslist, and I didn't have to spend any time dealing with it, and I got to keep the cable and charger. Made it close enough that I considered it a wash.
     

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