How much would sealed launch day iPhone 2G 4GB be worth?

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  1. jarron macrumors newbie

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    I have a brand new factory sealed iPhone 2G, 4GB and i've been sitting on it for years. How much money would you say it is worth nowadays?
     
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  3. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    If I were you, I'd wait for another 10 years and sell it as a museum collectable item. The battery may not work though.
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yeah, at this point you'll mostly get people who want to use it but don't care about modern technology.

    Hold on to that sucker another 20 years! Then it'll actually be worth something.
     
  5. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    a sealed iPhone could go up in a while. I disagree with the previous poster. The 4gb is rare thus worth more than the 8gb
     
  6. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

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    if you dont want to take chance and not hold it for 10 years or so ...
    sell it on ebay and have a reserve price of $700-$800 or what ever u want ..

    but i would suggest list it as collector item ...
     
  7. daftpunkstu, Nov 17, 2011
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    I'd hold it for a few years could become a collectable. How come you got one and never used it then?
     
  8. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

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    depends on how many are out there, and if anyone actually wants it. Something is only worth what another person is willing to pay. Maybe see if you can find something Apple that is sealed for sale from 15-20 years ago and use that as a gauge for a few more years down the road.
     
  9. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Hold it for like more years. Then try to find a battery??? And try to sell it.
     
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    Here's an 8GB that didn't even get a single bid at $550:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/FACTORY-PLA...G-8GB-1st-Gen-NIB-/160643938482#ht_500wt_1413

    It's a crap-shoot. Like others have indicated, it's probably not nearly old enough to be a "Collectable" yet. Personally I doubt you'll ever get your money out of it if you account for inflation, so I'd just unload it for whatever you can get.
     
  12. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Except that, even with a new battery, it probably wouldn't be usable then.... as the pile of old analog phones shows.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I dont know why people think it will be a collectible.
    Its not going to be rare, there's millions of them out there. Probably will be unusable cause the battery will have died inside etc....
    You want to invest and hold on to something for 10-15 years try something different like real estate or precious metals.
     
  14. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Stick it up with a reserve. I've seen first gen 4GB iPhones go for about £100 but they were far from sealed, so I dunno, you could be lucky.

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    I got a third gen iPod for about £15, but again that's not exactly sealed. I honestly can't see it making THAT much of a difference though.
     
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  16. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I have a beat up 8GB 2G, I doubt it will be worth something. I'm considering just selling it, but I don't even know if I'll make enough money out of it.
     
  17. trajen macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I'll give you $50 and show you a good time. ;)
     
  18. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Who? Prob the OP.
     
  19. trajen macrumors 6502a

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    Or you can just give me yours. It can be my Xmas present!
     
  20. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Just curious. Won't the battery corrode? I say this, because I had a very old cell phone when LCD's were black and white (non-color) back then, stored in the garage for years and forgot all about it. I recently found it and when I popped open the battery, it was all rusty and corroded.
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it will probably ruin the phone in the end.
     
  22. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Since it's the same form factor as a 3 it's got very little value. It's nice to think it's worth a lot, but given the fact it's a mass produced phone I wouldn't count on much.

    Sadly there's nothing special about it.
     
  23. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    What happened to your first offer? Haha
     
  24. trajen macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I'll show you a good time as well!
     
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