Original 1st Gen iPhone Collectors Item?

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  1. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    I still have my original iPhone along with the original box and everything that came with the phone (except the ear buds which stopped working a few years back).

    I used it for 4 years and fortunately I never dropped it, so it's still in very good condition with no dents or big scratches, and the screen is still perfect. The box and other stuff still looks brand new.

    I was wondering if these are collectors items at all and if there is a market to sell them?

    I recently found it in my closet and took it out, and while the battery has lost most of its charge, I was able to charge it up enough to turn it on, and it still works.

    I also still have the receipt from the AT&T store which shows it was purchased on June 29, 2007, which was the first day it was for sale (Yes, I was one of those crazy people who waited on line to get it!)

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Spink10 Suspended

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    Original iPhone sells for more than a 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S - if still working - check eBay.

    Short Answer: Yes
     
  3. Eric5273 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The phone functions, but I wonder if it can be made to work, here is why... Before I put it away 5 years ago, I did a "restore factory settings" to erase my personal data. So now when you turn on the phone, you get the message saying to connect it to iTunes. I think all the iPhones prior to the 4S required iTunes to get up and running. But can the new version of iTunes still do that?
     
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    Yes. I also have the first version in the box with everything. Bought at a lawn sale for $20. Afraid they are not worth enough to buy a singfle dinner at Ruth Chris.
     
  5. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    It probably will be worth something in the future
     
  6. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I don't think any that are used will ever be worth much. A brand new one still sealed, however, will probably be worth quite a bit someday.
     
  7. Beenblacklisted macrumors 6502

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    Even if its used, it still has resale value in 3rd world countries.
     
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  9. Old geek 959 macrumors member

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    A good one with the box worth about 500-900$ sealed ones over 5000$
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I will sell you mine for $900 and I will pay for shipping.
     
  11. newellj macrumors 601

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    But there is a WORLD of difference (and tons of dollars or whatever other currency unit is applicable) between "for sale" and "sold."

    Really beautiful ones in the box seem to actually SELL for $125-250. The rest, anywhere from $20-50ish, sometimes a little more.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What some things are listed and what they actually sell for is different.
    I can list my iPhone 7 for $10,000 too.
     
  13. Old geek 959 macrumors member

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    you have a point but the general pricing is somewhere between.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, its not.
    Its way way lower than those listings you posted.
     
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    OK, I got greedy, how about $700 but you pay for shipping!
     
  16. 6thDAY macrumors 6502a

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    How's the condition? ;)
     

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