Iphone 5C resale

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

  1. wassup121 macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2010
    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 65816


    Apr 24, 2009
    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


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    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 regular

    Sep 10, 2010
    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

    Sep 19, 2013
    Tacoma, WA
    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 6502a

    Sep 22, 2012
    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


    Dec 23, 2012
    I think that the 5 looks better than the plastic 5C :eek: Be happy with your choice :)
  8. teribithia macrumors member


    Oct 18, 2012
    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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