Is my iPhone 5 even worth trading in?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shawndc1, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. shawndc1 macrumors regular

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    i have an iphone 5 with tmobile i purchased last may during their mothers day sale, its paid for and has been in a full body case ever since, but as you know the release of the 5s/5c /discontinued the iphone5 i know the value has dropped some but did it really drop? im trying to lie to myself and call it a classic lol, im thinking about keeping it since they stop making them and just buy the 6...i sold my old iphone 4s yesterday for 100 with a crack screen (small crack) at a mall kiosk, i wonder how much i will get for the 5..
     
  2. Allanb1985 macrumors member

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    Here in the UK an iphone 5 in good condition still goes for around £200. Possibly more if its boxed with accessories and unlocked to any network.
     
  3. CEmajr macrumors 601

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  5. shawndc1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    black 16 gig

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    any good sites?
     
  6. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Try Swappa.
     
  7. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, probably around $300-$350ish. Try Swappa as someone mentioned. I got a like-new iPhone 5 a few months ago for $310 off of Swappa.
     
  8. elementary macrumors newbie

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    Sold my White 16GB Verizon iPhone 5 on Ebay for $430 last week in January. 2-2.5 months ago.

    Great condition (cased the whole time), including the original packaging (even screen protectors).

    I think the general rule is that the max you could expect to make for reselling N-1 iPhones in the first six months is $400-500. Now that we're about a year out, it's looking more like N-2 prices ($300-400).

    If I was selling it now I'd probably aim for $350, wouldn't be surprised to get lucky with $375.

    Heck, I sold a great condition Verizon 4S 32GB last August for $350 on Ebay right after the 5S came out. They hold value well.

    Another thing in your favor is that the iPhone 5 is the only metallic generation model of its kind. For buyers who just want a nice looking iPhone, it's like getting a 5S without the fingerprint sensor for less than the price of a 5C and usually off-contract.
     
  9. shawndc1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats alot, im going to check them out now, i was thinking 200 at the most

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  10. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    A quick search on eBay shows them selling between $300-360 for the 16gb model. You don't have to sell it on eBay, but that's roughly the going rate.
     
  11. Decimotox macrumors 6502a

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    I got $250 for my 16 gig 5. Used it to help upgrade to a 5s
     
  12. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    A bunch of my friends still have the iPhone 4...
    I would definitely say your 5 is worth something
     
  13. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    I'd sell it now cuz the more you wait the less chance to sell it
     
  14. shawndc1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    im thinking of trying the htc m8 until the 6 releases, im not a fan of android but i love that phone from just playing with it in store
     

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