iPhone 4 sale question

What would make most money??

  • Sell as faulty

    Votes: 6 31.6%
  • Buy 'out of warranty replacement' then sell

    Votes: 5 26.3%
  • Repair then sell

    Votes: 6 31.6%
  • Other?

    Votes: 2 10.5%

  • Total voters
    19

cperchard

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 15, 2010
795
7
Hi, i currently own an iPhone 4 that i've had since it came out in June 10......but my sim tray will not open.

I've tried so many times and i've taken it to 2 different apple stores, both told me they would have to open the whole thing up to get my sim card out but i'd need to buy an 'out of warranty replacement'. (don't know why they cant just put it back together but they said they couldn't......meaning they probably WOULDN'T!)

Anyway, when the new iPhone comes out, i want to sell this one, but i dunno what would be better for me money wise, it's still in VERY good condition in every way, apary from getting this tray open.....so i could either:

(a) sell it as it is, as faulty (since sim tray doesn't open)

(b) pay for a warranty replacement, then sell that

(c) find a dodgy phone repair agent guy, pay him to fix it, then sell it.

(d) other??


What would you guys do??
 

cperchard

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 15, 2010
795
7
Won't sell yet cos still using it till the new ones out.....still confused as 2 votes each, lol
 

user418

macrumors 6502a
Aug 22, 2010
668
12
Get my hands on the new iPhone then sell old one for as much as I could get. Wouldn't spend any $$ on it at this point since it will be two generations behind the curve.

Just curious, any idea what caused your SIM tray to freeze shut? Sounds really strange. Never heard of that one before.
 

cperchard

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 15, 2010
795
7
Get my hands on the new iPhone then sell old one for as much as I could get. Wouldn't spend any $$ on it at this point since it will be two generations behind the curve.

Just curious, any idea what caused your SIM tray to freeze shut? Sounds really strange. Never heard of that one before.
Nope, no idea......I've never needed to open it before but a few months ago I was going to swap network providers, and got a sim only deal with someone else, but I instantly had to cancel it cos couldn't get the tray open......so annoying :(
 

cyks

macrumors 68020
Jul 24, 2002
2,090
7
Westchester County, NY
I have a family member who's going out of the country for a while in Oct-Nov... it'd be great to buy them an iPhone 4 to use- even better if it's one with a built in SIM chip. :D
 

cperchard

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 15, 2010
795
7
I have a family member who's going out of the country for a while in Oct-Nov... it'd be great to buy them an iPhone 4 to use- even better if it's one with a built in SIM chip. :D
well if the new one's out by then you can have it at reasonable price, lol......but bare in mind i am in UK and it's an Orange SIM card.....i'd also have to cancel it cos i want my number on my new phone.....so don't know if it's possible to reactivate a SIM card with a new number?
 

iEnvy

macrumors 65816
Jun 25, 2010
1,126
174
DFW
Get the warranty, fix it, unlock, then sell once you get the new iPhone. You'll still make a profit. :)
 

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