Insane prices on eBay.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rainking, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Dunbar macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #2
    Well, how else do you expect Russian arms dealers to get their hands on the iPhone 6 this month? I hear that they love their iPhones.
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #3
    That's really not all that insane.

    The phone retails for $950 plus tax (should there be tax, but let's assume not). Once youre done with eBay fees, you knock off 20%. That leaves the seller a couple hundred bucks.

    That's about how much every iPhone at launch sells for, adjusted for inflation of the 6 plus.
     
  3. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    #4
    I would hardly call a couple hundred dollars over retail insane.. But we'll see by the end of the bid.
     
  4. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    #5
    I see people bidding on crazy high auctions such as this one every day. To me, no phone is worth this much. Butt other peoples mmv.
     
  5. penajmz macrumors 68030

    penajmz

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2008
    Location:
    New York City
  6. Photography macrumors 65816

    Photography

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    #7
    If you want to see crazy prices, search on eBay for sealed, new in box original iPhone first generations! They sell for as high as $20,000 to $25,000! :eek:
     
  7. vitacura macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2014
    #8
    Seems high, but after $300+ in fees and shipping costs. Hardly seems worthwile.
     
  8. rainking thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Location:
    Johnson City, NY
    #9
    Yea, I guess you guys are right. Didn't factor all the ebay/paypal fees. Not to mention the risk!!! Buyer file claims due to seller sending an empty box.
     
  9. cymolia macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    Location:
    Orange County, FL
  10. vitacura macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2014
    #13
  11. accountforit macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    #14

    Ebay fees, even including Paypal, aren't 20%.

    ----------

    Not even close....you people are funny. If you actually used ebay, you would know that fee calculation isn't even close.
     
  12. bwsteg macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Location:
    Queens NY
    #15
    How exactly do you sell a sealed iPhone? Doesn't the SIM card inside the phone come attached to be activated to your line? Do you guys open the box and remove sim?
     
  13. vitacura macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2014
    #16
    eBay FVF is 10%, so about $150.
    Paypal is 2.9% + $0.30, so about $44
    Domestic Shipping with insurance/signature confirmation via USPS is about $50

    So total is about $235 assuming a sale of $1500. The other auction is going for $2100, so the fees there are currently $271 + shipping. Really not that far off from the $300 I stated. Unless you are a power seller and get the small discount.
     
  14. Dunbar macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #17
  15. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2014
    #18
    I'll never sell anything high dollar value on eBay again. Paypal is too scary to work with. You send someone a brand new iPhone for $1500, everything seems fine for 28 days then they file a claim on PayPal saying item was not as described. Paypal sides with buyer and says buyer has to send you the item back. So what do they send back? It could be the same iPhone, now used and abused and scratched. Or even worse it could just be an empty box. All paypal needs for proof is a tracking # saying it was delivered.
     
  16. smokechaser macrumors regular

    smokechaser

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Location:
    Kansas City
    #19
    Had no idea! This is very cool.
     
  17. rainking thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Location:
    Johnson City, NY
    #20
    Yep....Only craiglist or local Facebook for sale groups for me.
     
  18. shin93 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2012
    #21
    if that's insane for you then how about $2000 for the 128gb 6+ ? ;) that's the price i have to pay here in indonesia :mad:
     
  19. Charadis macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    #22
    It is possible the seller has ordered these preorders with lines eligible for upgrade/subsidized pricing.

    On the other hand, I recently sold a MacBook Pro retina for 1120 - 17 shipping - 50 PayPal fee - 112 eBay seller fee. So yes, there is a huge chunk of money in fees. Then I got a chargeback, lost, and my account became -1120, but eBay refunded seller fee...I'll leave it at that. :cool: Sent from my iPad.
     
  20. brun019822 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2006
    #23
    Not too bad the phone is $950 then you add taxes depending on where you live that can be around $100 bucks so total of $1050 so a difference of around $300? That's not bad at all specially if you make a good living and didn't have time to pick one up at pre order.
     
  21. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #24
    I was a powerseller. I used ebay quite a bit. Yeah... fees are quite close to that (they're actually about 15).
     
  22. residenteric macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2014
    #25
    You don't ship with the SIM card ever!
     

Share This Page