I just sold my iPhone and now I'm worried

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  1. atacinus macrumors 6502

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    I just sold my 3gs to someone to buy the iPhone 4...I erased all of my data and took out my sim card...however when he got to my apartment, he wanted to verify it could make a call. I put in my sim and connected to itunes (just letting it register and not setting it up as either a new phone or restoring from a backup). He made a call and I took out the sim and sold it to him. However I'm a little worried that the phone is now still activated on my account...is it...or does it need my sim for that? Is there anything I need to do to make sure the new owner doesn't incur charges on my account?

    Thanks!
    Mark.
     
  2. Kawjumper201 macrumors member

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    As long as u signed put of iTunes account and erased everything and have ur sim u should be fine.
     
  3. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    If your sim isn't in that phone you have nothing to worry about.
     
  4. pcorrado macrumors regular

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    once your sim is out of the phone, they have no access to your account - your number/account is tied to the sim not the phone.
     
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  6. atacinus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sold it for $400 - it was a near mint condition 3gs 32gb (I only got it about 1.5 months ago so I still had the original box etc.) -- Yay for being able to upgrade to iPhone 4 for only $100 or so :)
     
  7. cowsrus macrumors 6502

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    wow, you sold it pretty cheap

    i've seen a couple month old 32gb 3gs go for over 600 in the past few days
     
  8. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I only got $400 for mine with AppleCare until July 31 2011 and a dock. CAn you link me to anyone actually buying these phones for $600?
     
  9. christyn macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'd concur... I just sold mine.. was a never used refurbished in original box and didn't come near $600, nor have I seen anything on CL/ebay near that in the last past few days I was looking.
     
  10. Cash Regime macrumors member

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    Who the hell would buy a used 3GS for over $600? MAYBE if it were unlocked or something.. but even then.. I'd say that's a horrible buy.
     
  11. coasterswim macrumors 6502

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    This is exactly right. I sold mine for $600, but it was unlocked.
     
  12. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    I tried to sell my 32GB on eBay and it had no bids after 2 1/2 days. I ended the auction early because within 12 hours, you cannot end the auction. Its on Craigslist now.

    My 3Gs is only 3 days old (refurb from the Apple Store) and so far the only intrest on CL was a scammer from Nigeria!
     
  13. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    What do you guys think the diff. in price (used on Ebay) is between the 16g vs 32g? Im sure the ones selling for big $$ are the 32Gs.

    If you can get your money back (selling used), then buying the 32G may be in my future. If not, Im goin cheap (16).
     
  14. christyn macrumors 6502a

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    from what I saw 32gb has been selling for $30-$40 more tops...
     
  15. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    If all you can get off eBay is around $300, consider Gazelle.com or Radio Shack both places were willing to give me $304 for my 32GB iPhone 3Gs.

    Although both are fair offers, I am not eligible for upgrade, so I would have to pay $399/$499 (16GB/32GB). I like the new iPhone but, its not worth the extra $100-$200+ to me.

    My upgrade is next June (2011), so if I can't sell it on Craigslist, I'll have to wait for next years version :(.
     
  16. atacinus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess it depends on where you are if there is local interest...since I live in NYC there are tons of people willing to buy and sell overseas for even more than they bought it from me.

    The reason I could only get $400 was because I was on firmware 3.1.3 and it can't (as of yet) be unlocked - only jailbroken...if I was on 3.1.2 I'm sure I could have sold it for $600 or so.
     
  17. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    dang i sold a used 16GB 3GS for 400 on craigslist.....

    you could got 450-500 on CL or ebay
     
  18. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    Must be nice, I put my 32GB on CL and so far only a Nigerian scammer was interested. My 3Gs is only 3 days old (refurb from the Apple Store).
     
  19. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    After ebay and paypal fees you'd be looking at around $400 and a lot more scammers.
     
  20. WillieG macrumors member

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    Sold my 3GS 16G on craigslist , Mint condition 3.1.2 Jailbroken and unlocked. 400.00 , Two weeks ago :D
     

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