iPhone Prices Plummet after 24th?

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  1. lehman310 macrumors member

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    I was wondering if prices for the iPhone 3g and other iPhones will go down after the launch of the iPhone 4. I see a great deal on eBay right now for a 3g iPhone and it is already cheaper than any others but I was wondering if after the 24th will there be a splurge of iPhones on ebay sitting cheaply. Also I have a 2g iPhone 8gb and I was wondering if I should sell now and try to get it sold by the 24th or should I wait.
     
  2. lehman310 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well looks like the iPhone 3g I found on eBay was a hell of a deal because someone just bought it lol
     
  3. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    You'll find deals from people who think the previous versions have "devalued." Truth is with the new ETF in place, you'll be hard pressed to find a 32GB iPhone 4 for less than $900.


    That leaves a lot of room for a 32GB 3GS; a little less for the 16GB.
     
  4. lehman310 thread starter macrumors member

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    So do you think ebay will be flooded with cheaper iPhones from people that picked up the iPhone 4? Also is there a speed difference between the 3g and 2g just processor wise since I would not be using a 3g network
     
  5. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Prices may go up for those who had the latest baseband, since they're unlockable again
     
  6. EasyJW macrumors member

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    they will go down probably, but not by alot. Apple seem to retain prices well [​IMG]
     
  7. uniforms macrumors regular

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    I feel th iPhone will always hold a strong value. People who loose or damage their phones know this all too well. The cost of a new phone can be 500 to 700 dollars! So to buy one on eBay is still a Bargin! I will probably sell mine in a month or too after the glut of selling is over. Can't wait till Thursday!!!!!
     
  8. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    The previous models do seem to hold their value well:)
     
  9. lehman310 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, I will just keep looking, I almost bought a 16gb 3G S last night for 250 and as soon as I was about to buy it, the power went out. None the less when I got back on 5 minutes later, the phone was gone.
     
  10. jabbawok macrumors regular

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    I ebayed my 3GS for that reason last week. I doubt I'd get the £350 I got for it after everyone who's just upgraded sticks theirs on eBay.
     
  11. genks macrumors newbie

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    Apple products hold resale value pretty well. I would suspect that ebay and CL will become so flooded with old iphones that people will be undercutting each other.
     

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