iPhone 6 Plus under 2 year contract with AT&T, can I sell it?

burgerking2

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Original poster
Sep 18, 2013
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I have an iPhone 6 Plus arriving in two days on Monday 9/22.

iPhone 6 Plus, 64GB Space Gray

It will be under a 2 year contract with AT&T so I paid $399 + $40 upgrade fee + tax.

After trying it out in the store today, I have changed my mind regarding the large size and have decided to go with the smaller iPhone 6 instead.

Just looking for an honest answer here - can I realistically profit from selling this 6 Plus since it's in higher demand currently?

Does anyone have experience with selling a new phone that is under contract? Do I have to just pay the early termination fee (I think $325 with AT&T) and then is it free and clear for me to sell?

And then I could put the profits towards the regular iPhone 6...

I realize a lot of people frown on "scalping" but that was not my intention at all when I initially ordered the phone.

But now I'm thinking if I can make a couple hundred bucks selling a hot item, then why not? Just wondering if it's feasible and what the net costs are and the steps involved.

Thanks for any insight...
 

libu

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Sep 19, 2014
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I have an iPhone 6 Plus arriving in two days on Monday 9/22.

iPhone 6 Plus, 64GB Space Gray

It will be under a 2 year contract with AT&T so I paid $399 + $40 upgrade fee + tax.

After trying it out in the store today, I have changed my mind regarding the large size and have decided to go with the smaller iPhone 6 instead.

Just looking for an honest answer here - can I realistically profit from selling this 6 Plus since it's in higher demand currently?

Does anyone have experience with selling a new phone that is under contract? Do I have to just pay the early termination fee (I think $325 with AT&T) and then is it free and clear for me to sell?

And then I could put the profits towards the regular iPhone 6...

I realize a lot of people frown on "scalping" but that was not my intention at all when I initially ordered the phone.

But now I'm thinking if I can make a couple hundred bucks selling a hot item, then why not? Just wondering if it's feasible and what the net costs are and the steps involved.

Thanks for any insight...
You'll have to have it unlocked to have greater resale value- most shy away from buying subsidized carrier phones.

AT&T may do it, or you can use a third party unlocker.

In addition, you'll have to open the box and take out the SIM card- that lowers value as its not sealed.
 

Xzentric

macrumors member
Feb 9, 2012
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I have an iPhone 6 Plus arriving in two days on Monday 9/22.

iPhone 6 Plus, 64GB Space Gray

It will be under a 2 year contract with AT&T so I paid $399 + $40 upgrade fee + tax.

After trying it out in the store today, I have changed my mind regarding the large size and have decided to go with the smaller iPhone 6 instead.

Just looking for an honest answer here - can I realistically profit from selling this 6 Plus since it's in higher demand currently?

Does anyone have experience with selling a new phone that is under contract? Do I have to just pay the early termination fee (I think $325 with AT&T) and then is it free and clear for me to sell?

And then I could put the profits towards the regular iPhone 6...

I realize a lot of people frown on "scalping" but that was not my intention at all when I initially ordered the phone.

But now I'm thinking if I can make a couple hundred bucks selling a hot item, then why not? Just wondering if it's feasible and what the net costs are and the steps involved.

Thanks for any insight...
Do you not have a cooling off period in the US like we do in the uk?

We have 14 days in which we can cancel if we change our minds. Could that not be an option?

Or are you set on making profit?

I wouldn't do it here personally. Chances are with it being in high demand you will end up scammed.

Unless you sell face to face with cash up front.

I would just return it ( if possible ) if it were me.
 

DarrenStevens

macrumors newbie
Jun 7, 2015
28
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iPhone 6 Plus, 64GB Space Gray

It will be under a 2 year contract with AT&T so I paid $399 + $40 upgrade fee + tax.

After trying it out in the store today, I have changed my mind regarding the large size and have decided to go with the smaller iPhone 6 instead.

Just looking for an honest answer here - can I realistically profit from selling this 6 Plus since it's in higher demand currently?
Check swappa and ebay for what these phones are selling for. I would request an unlock here:

https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/?

there is a whole thread on this forum about getting on contract phones unlocked. You will get more money for it if you get it unlocked by AT&T. Search this forum for the thread on unlocking.
 

DarrenStevens

macrumors newbie
Jun 7, 2015
28
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Does anyone have experience with selling a new phone that is under contract? Do I have to just pay the early termination fee (I think $325 with AT&T) and then is it free and clear for me to sell?
The ETF only kicks in if you cancel the line. You can sell subsidized phones any time you want to. Unlike a NEXT phone, you own a subsidized phone outright from the day you buy it.
 
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