iPhone 4S low sell on value

gadget123

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I notice the 4S is lucky to make half it's value from 11 months ago. I wonder if its due to it being too much like the 4? Apple stuff recently use to hold value but iPhones seem to have lost some value.

Especially selling on eBay with fees..
 

jclardy

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From what I can tell people are selling them for $300-$450 for 16GB?

What were you expecting? This is pretty much the same price I got for selling my iPhone 4 when the 4S came out, and 3GS when the 4 came out.
 

617aircav

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From what I can tell people are selling them for $300-$450 for 16GB?

What were you expecting? This is pretty much the same price I got for selling my iPhone 4 when the 4S came out, and 3GS when the 4 came out.
In my area that's the price for the 64gb.
 

webworks415

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Checked yesterday and iPhone 4S 32gb in white was going for around $400 on eBay. I just listed mine
 

ben824

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Sold my Black unlocked AT&T 32GB 4S yesterday for $360. It hurt to sell it for that when I felt it was worth atleast $400 and I had it up for $385 to sell it quick so I could recoup the costs of my 5. I saw 32GBs going for $425-$450 on craigslist in my area.
 

Bossyman

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Sold my Verizon 64 gb 4S for $495 after fees...

...and my son's Verizon 32 gb 4S for $340 after fees.
 

vincent6396

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Too many phones going on the market at the same time so that drops the demand to product. Just sold my 4s 32GB for $325. I just upgraded to the 5 for free.
 

G-Mo

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Apple products used to hold their value when there was a small market... Now that Apole sells 5m phones in a weekend, how many billion annually, the market is flooded, causing prices to drop (this is the same for Macs as it is for iPhones)... (Factory) unlocked makes a big difference too!
 
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OneMike

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Apple products used to hold their value when there was a small market... Now that Apole sells 5m phones in a weekend, how many billion annually, the market is flooded, causing prices to drop (this is the same for Macs as it is for iPhones)... (Factory) unlocked makes a big difference too!
I disagree with that. Never made less than double on an iPhone.

Only difference I've noticed over the years is you maybe lose a hundred since Apple now sells the unlocked version.

Not going to get $600 for a base model anymore but can get close to $500 depending when you sell.
 

BIS2

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Wow, I wish I were seeing these prices! Are you guys selling on craigslist or what? I have a 4 and want to get a 4s but I need it unlocked for Tmobile. From a buyers point of view the prices seem high - it doesn't seem like they've come down.

Where do you live that these are the prices? I live in the Boston area and on craigslist all I see are prices around 375-400 for a 16 gb and thats not even necessarily unlocked. And ebay for a 32 gb unlocked seems to be around 450+.
 

G-Mo

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I disagree with that. Never made less than double on an iPhone.

Only difference I've noticed over the years is you maybe lose a hundred since Apple now sells the unlocked version.

Not going to get $600 for a base model anymore but can get close to $500 depending when you sell.
No one in their right mind is paying $500 for a base (16GB) 4S right now. I just bought 2 64GB 4S (factory unlocked) for $425 each with 6 months warranty.

I don't get your double comment.
 

Jman13

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One thing to think of is this.

On Gazelle, they're paying mid $200s for the 4S, and about $140 for a 4.

The Galaxy Nexus can be sold to Gazelle for $125. So, a two year old iPhone is holding its value better than the Android flagship from only 10 months ago.
 

OneMike

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No one in their right mind is paying $500 for a base (16GB) 4S right now. I just bought 2 64GB 4S (factory unlocked) for $425 each with 6 months warranty.

I don't get your double comment.
True, few sellers in their right mind would sell now though either. They already did.

If you waited until this late of course you'll get less. That's with anything.

Best prices were before the keynote we knew was coming happened. Even if just a day.