iPhone X How much would the iPhone X cost when selling the week after the XS is released?

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  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    What price to sell it at ? The base model.

    Also besides Craigslist.
    What is the 2nd best way to sell it ? I want to make 80% of its value back.
     
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    Offer up & let go.
     
  4. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502

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    I doubt your going to get that value. Not if the rumors are true and the smaller of the 2 oled models start at $849-$899 range.
     
  5. comptr macrumors 68000

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    If the OP sold now he would but not after the phones go on sale.
     
  6. newyorksole macrumors 68040

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    I sold my 7 Plus when the iPhone 8 Plus came out for $600. Then later exchanged it for an X.

    That’s a good chunk of change. I use OfferUp and Craigslist.
     
  7. Relentless Power, Aug 13, 2018
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    Edit:

    Based the off rumors, the 2018 5.8 OLED model is expected to start at $899. I don’t believe it will drop anything less than that price, because $850 would be almost conflicting with a 6.1 LCD iPhone. And Apple typically only reduces their prices on their phones by $100increments, which makes sense they would have $900 for a starting point.
     
  8. MarkX macrumors regular

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    He never said there are 2 smaller oled models, read it again!
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    You’re correct. Misread. I edited my post to reflect that. Thanks.
     
  10. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    If the 2018 X costs $900 brand new (since rumors have the X Plus starting at $1000), that immediately puts the 2017 X at $800 brand new (although Apple would just discontinue the X but other retailers would discount the older model by $100). That means the X is already at a $200 devaluation for a brand new device. So realistically you're looking at $600-$700 used but I personally would lean towards $600 because if someone is paying $700 for a used 2017 X, you might as well pay $100 more and get a brand new one.
     
  11. haqsha23 macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much this. It's why i sold my iphone X last week, maximizing value (luckily i have a 7+ to tie me over). The general public isn't really too aware of the fact that new iphones are coming out in a month and a half. I think people trying to sell a used X, when the market is going to be flooded (a large percentage of people upgrading are those who have an X, and will want to sell the phone to offset some of the cost for the new device) will not get the best value back. Especially since the price of the newer version is dropping; it'll crater the price of the 2017 X on the secondary market. I've already seen retailers slashing their prices on brand new X's, i could only imagine what will happen with the used market.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Only way you are going to get 80% is if it is still in the box and is new/unused. Not even sure if you could get that.

    Best Buy will be selling any overstock on the X for Apple at less than the 80%.
     
  13. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    I always wonder, who are these people who pay absurd prices for used iPhones in an oversaturated market? I'd never pay 75% or 80% of the value of a new phone that's a year old when I could just buy a new one.

    Most people who are buying used items (sans maybe large ticket items like cars - I don't consider a phone a large ticket item) are generally notoriously cheap and looking for the best deal over all else (color, storage, condition, etc).
     
  14. haqsha23 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you answered your own question. The general population only cares about paying the cheapest possible price (assuming the phone is working and in good physical condition) but won't give a thought to things such as battery degradation/overall component degradation with use.
     
  15. fitcious macrumors member

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    The drawback on buying a used x is being able to purchase Apple care. Def don’t want to break that glass, front or back.

    Other used models of iPhones are ok without AC since the glass replacement is cheaper than what the X charges to replace
     
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    I'm under the impression that the resale iPhone market is mainly driven by people with bad credit ratings and resale out to 3rd world countries.

    From what I see on eBay, I'll be lucky to get $800 for my 64 gb unlocked ATT phone. To look at it on the plus side, that means my X cost me less than a buck a day.

    I'm not wild about my X mainly because I just don't like gestures that much. Maybe I'll post up for sale tomorrow.
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    I'm under the impression that the resale iPhone market is mainly driven by people with bad credit ratings and resale out to 3rd world countries.

    From what I see on eBay, I'll be lucky to get $800 for my 64 gb unlocked ATT phone. To look at it on the plus side, that means my X cost me less than a buck a day. And thinking back, that's close to what I got for most of my previous IPs ($150-$200 less than I paid).
     
  17. blaugrana69 macrumors regular

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    In the UK you would struggle currently to get £700 on a trade in for the 256GB X (RRP £1,149). If previous experience is anything to go by you can probably knock 10% (min) off trade in prices following the keynote.
    Looking at UK eBay £800 for the same model would currently be a “good” price but then you would generally need to subtract approx 14% for eBay & PayPal fees.
    So currently you can probably recoup approx 60% of retail, after the keynote 50% approx. That’s a big hit on a 1.1k phone but I suspect plenty of the hardcore followers will do it as they will want to move from tne X to the X “Plus”.
     
  18. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    You can purchased used iPhones with AppleCare if the original owner purchased it. AppleCare is tied to the device, not the person. I bought my iPhone 7 used and it came with AppleCare and you can even check beforehand how many accidental damage instances have been used up.
     
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    What did you get out of your X if you don’t mind me asking. I’m thinking about selling mine.
     
  20. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    Less than selling it the week before.

    Going a few weeks without an iPhone wont kill ya....studies support this statement.
     
  21. haqsha23 macrumors 6502a

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    i got $1,100 CDN (it was new, because i got a replacement from apple), retail price is $1,500 after tax (canada). If the rumors are true and they are dropping the price of the new X by $100 USD, i think i will have made out like a bandit
     
  22. comptr macrumors 68000

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    Well I just sold my X+ this past week and I got 870.00. If I had waited 2 weeks I would not have gotten so much.
     
  23. Christian 5G macrumors 6502a

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    Next few weeks is the best time to sell I believe to people that are not aware of the iPhone event. Then, I don't think you can get 80% of its value especially if Apple will have brand new ones starting at $700-800
     
  24. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Actually, no. In the next week or so, the invites are expected to launch, which then the market will be even more saturated with used iPhones with those preparing to upgrade. I would place used devices for sale now to get the most value.
     
  25. x-evil-x macrumors 68040

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    I think it depends on if they lowering the price on the new phones and keeping the X around to buy(2017 phone). Im hoping they dont drop price by 100 and continue to sell the Old X at a discount of an additional 100 bring it to 800$ for a new 64 gig. They might drop the 256 gig then so resale value on those would still be decent.
    If they offer a 800$ year old x then dont expect to get much more than 650 for your phone in good condition.
    Im hoping I can sell my 256 for around 750-800 hopefully after the new ones are out. Not selling before I have another phone
     

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