Little interest in a JB phone ad, lots in non-JB ?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by OSMac, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. OSMac, Oct 22, 2011
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    OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Had a early bootrom 3GS, early baseband preserved too.
    It's the only iPhone that will boot untethered, unlocked and jailbroken on iOS 5.

    Put a couple local ads up, one with it JB and one with stock iOS 5.
    I was surprised at getting about 10:1 replies for the stock model vs jb .

    Anyhow sold it on iOS 5 stock, one less early baseband 3GS in the world :)

    Guess JB 3GS phones are not as in demand as they once were.
     
  2. labman macrumors 604

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    offer it Jailbroken and unlocked and I think you will see a difference. ;) jb is not difficult so it does not increase the value but a unlocked phone does and is the most desirable.
     
  3. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's what I did...
    one ad was Untethered, Unlocked and Jailbroken iOS 5
    and the other was stock iOS 5.

    Everyone emailing was asking about the stock version, so I sold it stock.
     
  4. TheDude831 macrumors newbie

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    Y I've got JB'n 3GS for sale now and I am getting no movement on it at all. Ebay offered me like $95 for it, but that's because they prob can get $130-$150 for it.
     
  5. labman macrumors 604

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    well jb isn't for everybody that's why I prefer to offer people options. Actually I rather sell them a stock phone if they mess it up I don't have to deal with them trying to ask for help or support.
     
  6. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Agree on that, I was happy to sell it stock too.

    The only interest in the JB as was from someone who I could tell knew nothing of JB, and I thought would probably lose the unlock when Apple had its next update. Told him unless he's techincal minded, if he wanted to keep up with Apple updates, he would be better off buying a iPhone locked to his carrier or a factory unlocked one.

    The stock buyer just put his SIM in
    and we found a wifi network to activate then it was sold.
     
  7. BlizzardBolt macrumors 6502

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    Interesting experiment, although JB still seem to have interest under my observations. Some people even make money by jailbreaking other people's devices.

    IE- If i were in the market for an android device, I would want a rooted one rather than a stock. It would be a hassle for me to try and root it.
     
  8. labman macrumors 604

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    people pay $10-$20 in my area that's the going rate. Mainly $10 i've done it a few times but stopped people bug you for support after.
     

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