Original iPhone Resale Value?

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  1. LSK6453 macrumors member

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    Since I have ordered my new iPhone, what if anything can I expect to get for my 1st Gen phone?

    Opinions?
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I have 2 people offer me $200+ for my 16GB iPhone Original.

    It is in great condition.
     
  3. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    I can still get $400+ for my original 16GB iPhone.
     
  4. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah Um. The original iPhone only came in 4 and 8Gb :cool:

    I'm selling mine for $150-$200 no cheaper.
     
  5. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    UM no! The 16GB original was released in Feb of 08. Do you need me to take a picture of my iPhone to prove it?
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    I have a 16 GB EDGE iPhone as well.



    Hmmmm..... I wonder what I can get for mine- it is in excellent condition.
     
  7. TheMBC macrumors 6502

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    A lot, especially since these are the easiest to unlock. Unlock+Jailbreak and you'll get a new iPhone 3G S for free, basically.
     
  8. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

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    I forgot about that :p

    For the 16Gb you can probably get away with $200-$275, Don't settle for less.
     
  9. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    If you sell it for that little, you're letting someone steal it from you.
     
  10. LSK6453 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have an 8GB with 1 scratch on it..

    I was hoping for $150-$200

    I guess ebay is the best bet
     
  11. Goldcard macrumors regular

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    I listed my original 8GB on craigslist and have an offer for 275. Will see how it turns out.
     
  12. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Original iPhones do pretty well.

    Although I have no idea what my white 3G would be worth... maybe $500? I'd love to get 600-700 dollars out of it and upgrade, but otherwise I'll stick with it.
     
  13. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    They sell for £200+ on UK eBay I know that much.

    It's cause they're so easily unlockable, that's why I chose it over a 3G. I got mine for £100 mind you (family friend) which was pretty unbelievable.
     
  14. AsianChexMix macrumors regular

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    Repair cracked screen (pay $150) and sell for $250+ or just sell it now and get $100 tops? Just bouncing off an idea as we are on the topic of 2G prices
     
  15. pdxa4 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 1st Gen 8GB,

    it has software 2.2.1 on it.

    Is it more attractive to keep a older version of software on the phone to sell it (so that it can be easier hacked?).
    Or is it easier to sell a iPhone unlocked software on it ?

    Just curious as I have no idea on what these things are worth.

    I'll be probably switched to a 3GS in a few months...

    Thanks.
     
  16. otis123 macrumors 6502a

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    I sold my old one for $25 to a good friend as a favor, then he dropped it in a sink...
     
  17. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    The original never had the baseband updated in the later 2.1+ - 3.0 OS's. Thus the can be easily hacked and jailbroken to work on other carriers.
     
  18. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    If I were you, I would have killed him with fire or the likes...:D:D;);)
     

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