Iphone 3Gs on Ebay with no contracts?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by huskerwr38, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. huskerwr38 macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2008
    How are people on Ebay selling these without any contracts? I know you can cancel then pay the ETF, but then if you do that within the first 30 days you have to take it back and it hasn't even been a week! Any have any good educated guess or actually know?
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sure, current AT&T customer goes and buys one to make a buck...
  3. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020


    Aug 16, 2007
    The units may be stolen -- wouldn't put it past anyone out there.

    Also, I know that you could buy the iPhone without a service contract for a higher price.
  4. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020


    Aug 16, 2007
    Good point! ;)
  5. sirees01 macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2007
    what people are doing in the UK is:
    walk into O2/CPW shop
    Sign up to £35 per month contract & pay £99 for iphone 3g
    Register phone & sim card
    Restore iphone to factory default
    Keep sim
    Sell iphone for £450+
    18 months contract costs £630 + £99 for iphone
    Put sim in other phone contract has now only cost £279 = £15.50 per month

    personally i'd prefer to keep the iphone :confused:
  6. yktang macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008
    they can sell it now and cancell the contract 30 days later and pocket some good money... it at least applys to US people
  7. spartan55 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008
    There was an 3G iPhone from Italy being sold on EBay for over $1,100 because in Italy all mobile phones must be sold unlocked and without a carrier.

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