iPhone 4 Resale Price

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by carebearsx3, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. carebearsx3 macrumors regular

    May 2, 2010
    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

    Jul 8, 2010
    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


    Feb 23, 2010
    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

    May 2, 2010
    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

    Jun 29, 2010
    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


    Nov 29, 2008
    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


    Oct 8, 2009
    LOL umm my 3G SOLD FOR $200 and its barely iOS4 worthy! You know nothing sir...
  8. koilvr macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2010
    Knoxville, TN
    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

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    So it dropped $325. I guess he should have said "at least $150." Is that better?
  10. suade8880 macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    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

    Jul 8, 2010
    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


    Jul 23, 2008
    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

    Jul 29, 2010
    not important
    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

    Jan 8, 2008

    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

    Jun 14, 2010
    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

    Jan 25, 2008
    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


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    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


    Nov 29, 2008
    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

    May 13, 2010
    Where in the world did you all sell your iphone? I don't like Ebay or craiglist.

  20. esadb macrumors 65816


    Nov 29, 2008
    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

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    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

    Jul 7, 2008
    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

    Nov 2, 2008
    what kind of a loser would buy a second hand, locked, one year old iphone 3gs for 696$?? :D
  24. koilvr macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2010
    Knoxville, TN
    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


    Jun 14, 2009
    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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