iPhone 4 Resale Price

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  1. carebearsx3 macrumors regular

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    I'm a little concerned about my iPhone 4. Basically, I have three/four deep scratches on the back of it, near the Apple, and a couple of light scratches here and there, back and front. I consider this 'Okay Condition'. Now, come June 2011, how much should I be able to sell this off for (Jailbroken and Unlocked), including original accessories, minus the headphones, and with a Griffin Reveal Etch case?
    Also, should I be concerned with the looks or am I being overprotective?
     
  2. mrathee macrumors 6502

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    the resale value will drop just like the past phones.. once the new one is out, this will drop to what.. like $150?
     
  3. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    If you plan on selling it, then yes you should be concerned with the looks, but from your description it sounds pretty messed up already. And no, it won't drop to $150 right away, not even close. The 3GSs were selling for over 300 (jailbroken, unlocked) for quite a while after the ip4 came out.
     
  4. carebearsx3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I plan to sell it like a week after the new one comes out, so I'm kind of hoping for at least $450. Possible?
     
  5. bobright macrumors 601

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    Why would you make such claims you know nothing about? :rolleyes:

    i got 375 for my 3GS 32GB just recently go figure
     
  6. esadb macrumors 65816

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    I got $360 for my 3G 8GB lol, and this was like 3 days before the new iP4 was coming out in Canada :D
     
  7. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    LOL umm my 3G SOLD FOR $200 and its barely iOS4 worthy! You know nothing sir...
     
  8. koilvr macrumors 6502

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    Who the hell knows what an Iphone4 will sell for in 2011? It can sell for $150 or $1,000,000.00. Nobody really knows. just cause other phones did good we don't know what this one will do.
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    So it dropped $325. I guess he should have said "at least $150." Is that better?
     
  10. suade8880 macrumors member

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    You can barely get an iPhone 2g for that price let alone a previous gen. version iPhone. What are you smoking?:confused:j/k.


    It amazes me on how much an iPhone can hold so much value especially when it is unlocked. You can get more for it even after a year versus a phone that just came out. To the OP, if you are looking to sell it like I do every year, it would be best to protect it as much as possible to get the most value out of it. Since it is now all glass put a couple screen protectors on it front and back. Preserve the glass as much as possible because that is the buyer most concern about.
     
  11. mrathee macrumors 6502

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    that is flat out nuts. whoever bought that paid entirely too much.

    ...iphone 2gs are going for 25-65 on ebay. (as of 15 seconds ago)

    ebay right now has higher capacity 3gs at $160. whoever is selling an 8gb 3g and getting $360 is flat out lucky.

    you can believe me or not, but looking at current "ending soon" bids on ebay has more weight than select examples of "i sold my 3 year old phone for the cost of a new iphone 4" imo.
     
  12. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    This is why I always keep mine in a case.

    I know, they're PRETTY! They're (whatever dudes call them).... yeah yeah...

    If you wanna sell it and recoup the cost of buying the next generation?

    Keep it in a case.

    There. There's my advice.

    To the OP, I say....

    If you think you can conjure up enough of a problem to get a refurb from Apple? Try that. I figure that from now through September 30, you probably could get a replacement handset, no questions asked.

    Then... keep it in a case.

    Or at least put some protectors on the glass.

    You should get a good price that way.

    I just sold my 3GS (pristine condition) 16gb, white iPhone for 320 bucks. And that was last week... not the week before launch. I probably could've sold it for 500 bucks then.
     
  13. iBmx macrumors newbie

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    +1
    i got 3gs couple weeks ago for 75 bucks. Just from someone i ran into at Mc Donalds. Never met or seen this person before. Unlocked and jail broken. Not stolen.
     
  14. jasonforisrael macrumors regular

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    i sold my 3g (not 3GS) 8gb for 180 a few days ago. the iphone 4 will be worth way more than 150 a month or two before the new phone comes out.
     
  15. Alxvasqz12 macrumors member

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    How much would a iPhone 4 32Gb jailbroken and unlocked with a bumper and all original accessories and box Go for right now?
     
  16. Macnator macrumors 6502

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    I sold my 32GB 3GS in July this year for $500 cash. So I would figure around there, I hope to get at least that much for my iPhone 4 come next year.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So you're asking what the prices of a used i4 will be in a year?
    I'll let you know in about 11 months:)
     
  18. esadb macrumors 65816

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    There's a fool born everyday that's my motto when it comes to selling stuff. And it sure has treated me well.
     
  19. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Where in the world did you all sell your iphone? I don't like Ebay or craiglist.

    IS THERE ANY OTHER OPTIONS?
     
  20. esadb macrumors 65816

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    If your asking me? Because of the ridiculous high price. It was on Kijiji locally to a guy.

    All i did was restore it, JB and unlock it. So he could use it with Bell.

    Meet him at a Bell store, he tried out a simcard to make sure it works.. Then he handed me the $360.
     
  21. shandyman Suspended

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    i sold my 3G for the equivalent of $280 thru mazuma mobile website a month ago, gotta love these phone recycling sites :)
     
  22. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    Got $696 for my 32gig 3GS (J-Bkn) in mid-May on eBay. However you have to take into consideration the $75 in eBay, PayPal and shipping costs. Still not too bad.
     
  23. ikaveh macrumors regular

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    what kind of a loser would buy a second hand, locked, one year old iphone 3gs for 696$?? :D
     
  24. koilvr macrumors 6502

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    I sold my 32gb white iphone 3gs in april for $798 dollars and it was UNLOCKED on ebay but i threw in a case that had a battery built in with it. Thats how I got my ipad 32gb wifi + 3g
     
  25. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    you're crazy i live in dallas and the 16GB 3G will still sell for 200 bucks no problem.... I'd say 400-500 bucks
     

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