iPhone X Is $339 a good price to sell my mint iPhone X?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    I was thinking about selling my iPhone X for the XS bc I’ve been taking a lot of low light photos recently.

    I’m getting $339. Is that good?
     
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  3. internetrando macrumors 6502

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    That’s a terrible price. I’ll gladly give you $340 for it. /s

    I wouldn’t sell it for less than $500-$600 depending on storage, AppleCare, and condition.

    You can buy a “new” refurbished X from Apple for around $800. Check prices on Swappa to get an indication or where prices are and where they’re headed.
     
  4. Kendo macrumors 68010

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    You can get $600 cash easy, and $500 bare minimum from a trade-in to a store.
     
  5. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    But where could I get these high prices?

    Can I trust Swappa or eBay???

    I know if I trade in at Apple that’s straight forward
     
  6. Harthag macrumors 6502a

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    You can get $500 from Apple if you just bring it in and trade in toward an XS. If you sold it on Swappa, if it is in mint condition, you may get more but you'll still need to pay for shipping and the $20 Swappa fee. Swappa is the best, I've sold and bought several from there.

    Why in your right mind would you sell it for $339 when Apple will give you $500 and (assuming you live near an Apple store) you walk out with a shiny new XS. Unless your iPhone X is damaged in some way...
     
  7. coney718 macrumors regular

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    That's way too low. on Swappa and Ebay they are going for about $500-600 mint.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Just from my experience, (and others may disagree), avoid eBay at _all_ costs. There’s way too many educated/experienced scammers who will try to fraud you of your iPhone and still get their money back in the same respect. [Keep in mind, Apple products have a very high rate of fraud] If you want a safer alternative, I would take advantage of Swappa or even you could try selling your iPhone X on the marketplace on Macrumors (There is quite a few reputable members who buy/sell regularly).

    https://forums.macrumors.com/forums/marketplace.132/
     
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Trade in at Apple, use Swappa or MacRumors. Those are your best and least headache choices.

    I would use Apple.
     
  10. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have a question.

    How does the marketplace here work?

    Like if I post my iPhone for sale then I just ship it out?
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/marketplace-rules.2042627/

    If you want top dollar, the MR marketplace won't be top dollar. The marketplace is filled with a lot of longtime members always looking for a great deal.

    If you want a quick $500 for your phone, take it to Apple. I doubt you will get that here although it could happen in time.
     
  12. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ok thanks a lot for the feedback.

    I’m just glad I asked here before selling mine for $339. My gut said it was low but idk about these things that much tbh
     
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Wouldn't you typically look at what others are selling theirs for to get at least a general idea?
     
  14. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Where would I look? I mean I just feel like whenever you wanna buy one it’s like 700+ from what I’ve seen but basically when selling it feels impossible bc either you risk getting a high price but then maybe scammed or just go dirt cheap and but hopefully not scammed

    But I really don’t know about these things tbh
     
  15. puma1552 Suspended

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    Or better still, before even doing that, wouldn't the first thing you would do be check the trade value at Apple to see what the absolute lowest, no effort, guaranteed value would be?

    My mind is blown.
     
  16. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Idk I mean I use this forum a lot and when I need advice I like asking real people. In my experience it has been helpful and I am appreciative. Sorry if that is a problem.
     
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  18. puma1552 Suspended

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    Sorry, but it just seems absurd that a regular poster here - on a tech forum - wouldn't even think to go to www.apple.com and see what a baseline trade-in value there would be, before going elsewhere on the internet, somehow managing to ignore or not look at all actual sales data from various other marketplace websites, and somehow honing in on an outrageously low $339 offer to come back to MR and make a thread about.

    You could pretty easily vet that a $339 offer is trash on your own, no?
     
  19. BluefinTuna macrumors member

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    Seems like a joke of a thread. I bought a two day old, open box certified, iPhone X from BestBuy last week for $698. This included tax and I think that’s a fair price considering that I get AppleCare for a year and a new battery. You should either trade in to Apple or try for $600 on Craigslist or Swappa. I would avoid eBay.
     
  20. Hieveryone, Apr 17, 2019
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    Do you think coming here first is a bad idea?
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    Ok well I was trying one of those online places where you just send it in. They send you the box and the shipping is free.

    I’m afraid of Craig’s bc what if I get cheated or something and I’m also kind of afraid of swappa I’ve flirted with it in the past but I just don’t know.

    Honestly EBAY used to always be my go to but from here I’ve read it’s so bad now so I’m avoiding it. I personally have had ok experiences selling I mean not perfect but not that horrible either.

    EDITED TO ADD EBAY. MADE A TYPO
     
  21. Harthag macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly I’d be more worried about sending your phone to whatever online place you’re sending it to. They can offer you $339 and then make up some BS that your phone doesn’t turn on or has scratches and reduce their offer to $250 or something.

    Just trade it in at Apple for $500 if you’re so nervous and be done, and walk out with an XS. Or use Swappa and take a video of your phone as you are packing it and prepping for shipping.

    Nothing to be afraid of, it’s just a phone. I refused to sell to a buyer before on Swappa, I canceled the sale and refunded the person. I can weed out the fools almost instantly. Swappa staff is usually cool, in my case they fully agreed that I should be wary of the buyer and not proceed.
     
  22. killhippie macrumors regular

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    In the UK I have used a site called Gumtree, few shady people on there as any site, but I sold my iPhone 7 (not even a plus) which had a new battery in it from Apple for £400, they didn't even haggle! I would not sell a X for such a low price, you would get more selling it as a market place seller on Amazon (who take a cut) or though ebay using Pay Pal for transactions.
     
  23. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well dang I might give swappa a try again. In fact, I think I definitely will. Thanks for sharing
     
  24. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    Never knew about that link. I never sell my old phones though. :D

    Just checked for mine - AU$820 for excellent condition iPhone X 256GB. It stays with me though. :cool:
     

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