Iphone 5C resale

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wassup121, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. wassup121 macrumors member

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    I see a lot of iphone 5c's on eBay, and a lot are selling below msrp. The 16gb has been going for ~$500 multiple times. I actually just won one for $490 with free ship.
    What gives?
    I get bored and like switching my phones here and there, so was going to trade in my 5 regular, that I price locked last month and take the 5c for kicks.
     
  2. stiligFox macrumors 6502a

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    I would say that's supply and demand in action for you. There're more 5c's out there than people want, so they will sell for less.

    Or something like that -- I know they are highly demanded, but obviously not as much.

    Do keep in mind, there's no improvement over your current iPhone, but I understand the bored aspect.

    Those 5c's look postively spiffy.
     
  3. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I swear, if I was just a tad more confident in my own manhood I'd order the pink 5C!

    Simply a beautiful device (and, in my own defense, not as 'hot' pink in person as you would think...).
     
  4. wassup121 thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha!
    I like the blue one a lot, but feel white is a bit more reserved and professional in a way.
    Yeah I know, same exact phone. But now I feel I won't have to baby phone anymore as with the 5 and case. I'm excited, I would never go to the store and pay $600 ($550 + nyc tax) for the phone, but for $490, why not :)
     
  5. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    When I saw the 16GB 5c on UpgradeSwap.com for $419, I thought damn, that's what Apple SHOULD have priced it at, unsubsidized.

    (No idea how legit UpgradeSwap.com is)
     
  6. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    My guess is people bought them at $99 and kept their 4S or 5 and are just selling them at a profit. Supply and Demand as said earlier keeping the price below MRSP
     
  7. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a

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    I think that the 5 looks better than the plastic 5C :eek: Be happy with your choice :)
     
  8. teribithia macrumors member

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    But the 5 is out of stock :D:D

    Why not Apple reduce the 5's price like the 8G 4S when iPhone 5 released :(:(
     

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