iPhone 5S "Gold" will become collectors item?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vpro, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. vpro macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2012
    Will the iPhone 5S in the "gold" color become a collectors item really quickly just like the original iPhone 2G released in 2007????????????? They are selling like hot cakes on e b a y for over 2000 bux! People are nuts. Should I go out and buy the maxed out no sim iPhone 5S in gold right now? Keep it in it's packaging and wait like 4 years or 8 and sell it for 5000 bux?
  2. HipsterGG macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2013
    Why would it become worth that much? Gold will be one of the three main colors for the new iPhones. Why would they even drop it?
  3. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    Yeah for sure, you're a fool if you don't spend all of your money on gold 5ses right now
  4. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    I'm sure any iPhone in the packaging will be worth some money at some point (say, 10-15 years lol), but I doubt it's worth the 'investment."
  5. iososx macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2014
    I'd guess the gold iPhones will remain the same value as any other color. Apple sells such massive volume there's nothing special about any iPhone. It's actually good that their not worth more, that way the are easily obtainable to those who like them.
  6. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    Got a link for that? If you do I'll buy them off eBay for ~$80 and sell them to you for $1500. Sound like a deal? :p

    The rate the iPhones sell and the fact the iPhone 5S isn't the first gen I'd say more like 40-50 years. ;)
  7. iBanker macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2014
    46th floor
    Mass-produced tech is not an investment.
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Considering that Apple itself will have plenty of these to spare in all capacities and all models as warranty replacements for years to come, I doubt the value of this phone as any kind of collectors item.

    Apple still had the original iPhone available for replacement up until last year.

    There is no rarety when tech is mass-produced in the millions.
  9. Mechayoshi macrumors regular


    Feb 7, 2014
    The Mushroom Kingdom
    At first I though we were taking about iPhones literally incased in gold. But if we aren't, the answer is no. Gold is popular.

    If anything, "slate" colored apple products are worth more because apple doesn't make that color option anymore.
  10. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    The word "No" is all thats required for this post
  11. rrm74001 macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2008
    The $2000 gold iPhone 5s you are seeing have custom cases that are made of "real" gold:


    Some guy is even selling a non-functioning microwaved iPhone 5s for $9000+. An original factory gold iPhone 5s will never be worth $2000.

    Also, just because someone asks for $2000, that does not mean they will get $2000.
  12. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    In 20-25 years PM me. I'll buy it then.
  13. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
  14. iBanker macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2014
    46th floor
    At least 16+ would be nice, if not 18.
  15. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two

    Some people really need to develop their critical thinking skills. This same kind of thing is happening with PowerPC Macs right now. There are crazy auctions going on for PowerBooks and PowerMacs that are worth $10 to $150 depending on model, but that are going for well over $500 because buyers are making the mistake that they are getting an Intel Mac.

    This same crazy mentality seems to be rolling on to everything.
  16. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I REALLY need the down vote button to return. :(
  17. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    You know what they say; a fool and his money are soon parted. People have been making terrible investments since human economies were based on barter.

    But on the other hand, an issue of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman, which sold on news stands for 10 cents in 1938 was just auctioned for 3.2 million.
  18. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    Yeah. I remember buying Superman and other comics in the 60s for 12 cents. The super-thick special issues were a quarter, if I recall correctly. <sigh>
  19. vpro, Aug 25, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2014

    vpro thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2012


    well no matter what someone's age is, everyone has a right to post on forums about curiosity topics no matter how innocent and fun loving!

    always going to be suckers out there who troll on threads or who dish out 1000s for first gen mint condition eye fones even. if i really wanted on i would. just yesterday i bought a sealed new in box late 2011 BTO maxed out 17" MBP anti-glare model with 2.5Ghz i7 - just going to keep it in the box, sell it when ever i feel like making 5000 bux, cos I paid 3500 for it yesterday. tomorrow i'm gonna go to the apple store and pick out the "gold" 64gb no sim contract phone and just keep it in the box. i don't like the new designs for the 6 AT ALL, looks to android like to me *barf*. i love the age of tiny smart fones, not hunks of metal - it is almost the size of an ipad mini, if they wanna go that big i say they turn the ipad mini into a phone too, oh wait, i use my riPadmini as a phone already with free wifi voip - duh...

    i love you all!!! ^_^ stay amazing people !!!
  20. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Listen to the banker.

    Property, now that is investing. I believe Apple actually mass produced more gold iPhone 5s than the original iPhone's production run of 8M-10M. And even with the iPhone 6 gets released, Apple will continue to mass produce gold iPhone 5s.

    Macs are not as mainstream as iPhones and generally are not as cheap to get when first released compared to subsidized iPhones.
  21. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Yep, seems like common sense is a thing of the past, these days.
  22. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    An internal "No" would be best.

    As in, "No, I'm not going to bother responding"
  23. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012

    /end story


    in all honesty, I get ur point.. but why spend THAT much?

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