I give up on Craigslist. A little help?

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  1. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

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    I know, I know. This is the hundredth thread you've seen this week, but, I am needing a little bit of help selling my 4S.

    I posted my ad to Craigslist about a week ago, and out of the twenty-plus responses I have received, only two are real, but less than half of what I am wanting to get.

    My phone is in mint condition, as I've had it since launch day. I've only sold broken iPhone's before (this is my first iPhone to not break on me, due to water damage), and am trying to find somewhere online that I could get cash for by next Friday, to sit and wait outside AT&T.

    eBay is on the top of my list, but can anyone point me in the right direction where I can get the most for my phone?

    Again, sorry.
     
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  3. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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    How much are you looking to get? And you can also list the ad here in our marketplace section as you have the qualifications to access that section.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So how much are you asking and what model iphone and storage?
    If noone is buying it for over a week then something might not be right. Maybe you're asking too much for it. See how much other people selling them for and price yours accordingly.
    If you go the ebay route you might get a little more but then you're looking at giving ebay and paypal a portion of your sale and having to deal with shipping it out or a bad seller trying to scam you.
     
  5. eleite macrumors regular

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    Sell it on ebay, and only accept winning bids from buyers with 250+ positive reputation. I sold my iPhone 4 for $225 on ebay this week. Funds sitting in my paypal.
     
  6. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I sold my 64gb AT&T 4S to gazelle.com for $400 (their offer price is lower now). Sold them my iPad last year. While perhaps not top dollar, it's quick, painless, no haggling (assuming you're honest about the condition), no scammers, no weirdos, no ebay tire kickers, no PayPal charge backs, etc.

    And the best part is I don't have to ship it to them until after I get the new iPhone. This obviously won't work if you must have the money Friday.
     
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  8. TheAppleGeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I initially put $425, but now I am offering $400. I'm thinking that's the case. I'll do that! Thank you.

    I'm asking $400 for a near-perfect 16GB.
     
  9. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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    Thats the problem. People have been selling them on our forum unlocked for $300-330. I sold my unlocked 4s 64gb for $500 on craigs a few days ago. Yours im assuming isnt unlocked which means it should be closer to $300 maybe a tad less.
     
  10. jamst149 macrumors member

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    Check out amazon instant trade in. They are offering $195 for my good condition iphone 4 16gb as of earlier today. That was the best price I found for an "instant" service i.e. no hassle like craiglist/ebay
     
  11. MR1324 macrumors 6502

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    yup if people aren't buying, it is probably because your price is not very good. look at the completed listings on ebay for the average selling price and i bet your phone will sell fast.
     
  12. TheAppleGeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    From what I understand, however, it's an Amazon gift card you receive. I'd do it (as the other day I was offered $420), but I'd rather have cash.
     
  13. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Ebay has an instant trade-in too. Got $240 for my 32gb iPhone 4, and I don't have to ship it 'til after I get the new one.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's not a bad price but you gotta remember everyone is trying to unload their iphones now to get the new iphone.
    So the market is flooded, most people are selling and not many are buying the old model so prices are low.
     
  15. irDigital0l Guest

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    I would just sell it for like $280-$320 and get it over quick.

    Can't really expect too much considering everyone and their brother selling used iPhones and the new iPhone 5 coming out.
     
  16. TheAppleGeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How so?
     
  17. mcdj macrumors 604

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    people are giving you the sites to check out, so go check them out. the answers are all there. geez.
     
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  19. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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    ^Who really wants an Amazon Giftcard worth $450 though?
     
  20. TheAppleGeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, no. Sorry. I got confused by his post, initially.
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Many people.
    You can find anything you want there, prices are great, usually shipping is free when you spend $25 and there is no taxes.
    I buy tons of things on amazon.
     
  22. spiralynth macrumors regular

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    Craigslist? Were you trying to find m4w, FS or just FBSM?

    Edit: Nevermind. After rereading the op I see he was just trying to sell a phone. Pardonnez-moi.
     

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