How to sell my iPhone 4

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  1. S1njin macrumors 6502a

    S1njin

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    Hey Gang,

    Can anybody recommend the easist most pain free way to sell my iPhone 4? I saw this:

    http://www.cashforiphones.com

    Is this place legit? 32 GB iPhones are worth 580 bucks to them. Anybody ever use them?

    What about the SIM in iPhone4? Its not easily removed, but do I have to remove it?

    Also, I'd like to port my number, but I'd really like the cash from my sale towards a Verizon iPhone. So, since the phone would still be 'live' I'm assuming I have to pull out the SIM?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They will probably offer you $300 once they receive it and tell you it got scratches and dents.
    That price is just to get you to ship them your phone.
    That's what all those types of sites do.
    To get the most out of your phone try eBay or CL or sell it to someone you know locally.
     
  3. S1njin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I figured.

    Any ballparks on what a 32GB ATT iPhone 4 is really worth? I'm assuming I sell it w/o the SIM right?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you remove the sim. Check out what some are selling for or what people ask for them on CL and eBay.
     
  5. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Search Ebay and CL, and see what they are selling for, then price yours accordingly,
    Edit...Juice, you beat me to it.:)
     
  6. PsstGreek, Feb 25, 2011
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    PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    On eBay the 32 3GS goes from $350-$500 depending on condition.

    Craig's List would be a much quicker sell at the right price.

    Like the others said just look around first before determining your selling price.

    *EDIT*

    Thought I read you had a 3GS. Totally wrong info.
     
  7. S1njin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So are there any gotchas for selling a iPhone 4 that is still on contract?

    These are the steps as I understand it:

    A. Pull SIM
    B. Sell iPhone, keep service w/ ATT alive
    C. Buy new iPhone, port number to Verizon
    D. Cancel ATT service
    E. Pay early termination fee to ATT

    Between the early termination to ATT and the new iPhone cost to Verizion, there is a good chance I'll effectively pay nothing out of pocket.

    Is there a catch here?
     
  8. S1njin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. Annerz macrumors regular

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    eBay or see if any of your friends know anyone who might want to buy it.
     
  10. vincenz macrumors 601

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    There's no catch other than the ETF. That and you won't be able to sign again with AT&T for another 30 days.
     
  11. S1njin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks man !
     
  12. Reefbone macrumors regular

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  13. thenamesbryce macrumors newbie

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    Ebay is the easiest way. I've sold mine on there every year to get the newly released iPhone. I know ebay their cut but its quicker and you get a higher price than craigslist. Biggest thing to put on there is UNLOCKABLE or unlock it yourself and it will sell for more. (even with the new verizon phones released.) What you can also do is that it in to the apple store and see if they will replace it because of cracks or technical problems. That way you can list it as a brand new iPhone. That will get quite a bit more.
     
  14. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    eBay or Craigslist if you don't have enough posts/time for the MacRumors Marketplace. Personally I'd go with CL over eBay, it's easier, local, and cash.
     
  15. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    craigslist. If you live in a rural area you might go to the craisglist for the closest large town and post it there.
     
  16. TileGuru macrumors newbie

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    If you have a broken iPhone like me, you could get similar quotes from some sellers here:

    as of march 9, 2012 - $30.00 - http://www.Gazelle.com $58.78 - http://www.CashitGadget.com $42.00 - http://www.nextworth.com

    im trying craigslist.com, but i may opt out to one of these if i cant sell it for $50.00 on craigslist.

    Just be careful, if they offer you a unreasonable high price, they WILL decrease it.

    I see all over online where they decrease the quotes, but i think it is mostly because people choose "brand new" for a used iPhone, and want more, but some sites are scams i think too... just depends...

    anyone on here tried gazelle.com, or nextworth, cashitgadget.com?
     

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