Is it possible to flip an iPhone you buy at retail?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FooArk, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. FooArk macrumors 6502

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    If a buy an iPhone full price no contract, is there much room for profit if theres a shortage?

    Less eBay fees and Paypal fees, how tight are the spreads?
     
  2. fullauto macrumors 6502a

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    Have seen profits of $100-$200 in ebay Australia (for 4 / 4S / 5)
     
  3. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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  4. Whtchdr macrumors member

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    To make anything on a 16GB model on eBay, you would have to sell it for $850 just to make $50. 13% fee between ebay and PayPal plus shipping costs.
    649 + tax= 685 or so
    850 - 13%= 740
    740- $10 shipping =$730

    Not much profit, so availability would have to be really tight to get prices over $900 and you take a huge gamble if they come back in stock quickly.
     

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