iPhone 5c resale value-best color

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  1. matthewcap macrumors member

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    Just wondering what highest resale value would be on iphone 5c based on color?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Seems like the blue has the highest sales number, that means it has the most demand...
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Keep in mind that highest sales number/most in demand doesn't mean highest resale value. White iPhones traditionally have higher resale value even though they sell more of the black ones.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    And what's the difference in resale value between the two? 2~3%?
     
  5. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    id say blue. gender neutral and i see blue iphone 5c's more than any other color
     
  6. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Also means that there will be more supply on the used market, so it may not keep its value the best. That said I doubt there will be a huge difference in price between any of the models.
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I'm certain it's traditionally more than 2-3% difference between white iPhones and black iPhones. I'd love to find out the current difference but ebay now has an extremely convoluted way of accessing the price trends. They used to display price trends right on the website but now you basically have to create a draft listing (without actually listing it) and view the draft on the ebay app in order to access the price trend.
     
  8. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Never understood this logic, like people keeping comic books unopen in its original packaging. The dang thing is gonna get scratched b4r u can sell it.
     
  9. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    It's usually more than that. Closer to 10% in my experience. Plus the white ones always seemed to sell a lot faster.
     
  10. thedeejay macrumors 65816

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    U W0t m8?
     
  11. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    As always with these resale questions: check the comps.
     
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    As long as the phone isn't empty, it's worth somethin.
     
  14. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I would say white or blue. They're the most neutral.
     
  15. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I don't think the resale value will be that dependent on the color. Any item is worth what some one is willing to pay.

    For example, if I am trying to sell a pink 5c to some one who is buying it for some one who hates pink, it will likely not be worth anything to them. If some one else is buying for a person whose favorite color is pink and they have had a hard time finding a pink 5c, my item become much more valuable to them. Supply and demand.

    I would guess that trade in values at places like Best Buy or any of the carriers will be the same no matter what the color is. Of course, that is pure speculation.
     
  16. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    I would say, no one here even knows. Its a brand new release from Apple. Why not wait until the C versions are turned in for resale later this year, and even then its not a given any color will be a best value. It depends on who the buyer is and what they want at that time.

    Bought a black colored car and was told it was a hot selling car. Later I tried to sell it and was then told the Red version was a killer color over the black version. Go figure.
     
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  18. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    i honestly do not see an 5c's by me. Most people have the 5s
     
  19. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    really? majority by me is the 4/4s.
     
  20. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    Tell all those people in Illinois to step there game up lol
     
  21. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    only if you step your grammar up :rolleyes:
     
  22. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    i say white because it can mix and match with many color cases.
     

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