Is $360 good for a practically new 5S?

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  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    Or should I wait for the 6? I am due for an upgrade.
     
  2. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    Take it. You could sell it for that much when the 6 comes out if you choose to upgrade to 6
     
  3. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    That would depend on whether it's unlocked, and which carrier it's on.

    A Sprint or Virgin Mobile phone would be worth a lot less than the versions with other US carriers, because it cannot be unlocked and carried over to a different network. You also need to make sure that the IMEI is clear on any used phone.
     
  4. Teddysjam macrumors member

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    I was also due for an upgrade soon, not sure what phone you have now I never had an iphone so I jumped on an 5S I payed 350.00 for a mint phone with a lot of accessories. If I really enjoy it i will get the 6 when I have the chance and sell this phone for at least 200.00 to recoup some money for the 6.
     
  5. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Depends on how much storage.

    16GB - That's a damned good deal.

    32GB - Holy ****, amazing.

    64GB - If you don't buy it you're a dumba**. :)

    Pick it up. I wonder why anyone would sell it that cheap, though, unless there's a problem with it.

    EDIT: Actually yeah, carrier matters a lot. If it's Sprint it'll only do you good if you're on Sprint. Any other carrier should be okay if it's unlocked.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lots of info missing for us to be able give you an average price.
    Hope you understand that you cannot just buy any carriers iphone and use it on any network you want.
    Also icloud lock and storage come into play.
     
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  9. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    I'll take it when your ready to sell! Really I would because you would be asking way to little at 200 for a 5s if you sell it in a few months when the 6 comes out
     
  10. Jaguarr40 macrumors regular

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    I agree with the the below post
    The price all depends on this and if you can activate it in front of the seller, Walk away working in your name with iCloud now in your name and it totally working for you and no hitches.
     
  11. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It's online, and it's unlocked.

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    Really? Damn might have to do it. The only hesitation I have is being harder to reach the top of the screen w my thumb.
     
  12. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    Online makes it risky. Is it a reputable site? It's scary when you can't do it in person to many things can go wrong
     
  13. P A U L macrumors member

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    Still haven't mentioned the storage (16, 32, 64)..:rolleyes:
     
  14. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    16
     
  15. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Two words better be on his radar: Activation Lock.
     
  16. Teddysjam macrumors member

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    Like i said in another thread I never owned an iphone I should have it by Thursday and if I'm enjoying it and things are going well I will try and preorder the 6 but I remember the 5 I preorder for my son and still took almost 3 months to get it thru sprint. So depending on what I'm getting 16 32 64 etc 200.00 should cover half my cost if I renew my contract. Not looking to make a profit just recoup some money.
     
  17. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    You don't have to make a profit but at 200 someone is taking advantage of you
     
  18. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Wait, you mentioned unlocked but then you mentioned Sprint. Only Sprint iPhones will work on Sprint. Sprint also doesn't unlock for domestic use that's why resale value of Sprint iPhones is lower compared to other models.
     
  19. boshii macrumors 68040

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    That's not OP.
     
  20. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Gotcha. Thanks for the correction.
     
  21. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I never mentioned Sprint...
     
  22. jjfad macrumors member

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    5S with 16GB for $360, pretty good deal. I bought a 5C for $350, verified new battery, mint screen/casing, and I thought I was getting a good deal.
     
  23. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    That's a great deal!

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    Great price for a like new 5s.
     
  24. chestvrg, Jul 27, 2014
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    chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    Is $360 good for a practically new 5S?

    This is a good price OP, even I'm interested. I need to get an iPhone to my wife when I upgrade to the 6. She currently has a 4 and my 5 I want to give it to my son.

    Is it in mint condition and unlocked?
     

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