Price Advice Original iPhone

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jayrun, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. jayrun macrumors newbie

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    Hello all. I was just given an original iPhone 8GB (it's unopenedd in the box)! I know it's pure speculation, but I'm a little curious as to how much it is 'likely' to appreciate over the years. I'm not sure that I will end up selling it, but I would like to hear some thoughts on the matter from people who are better informed on this stuff than I. Thanks.
     
  2. Steve Jobs. macrumors regular

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    Maybe in 700 years, it'll be worth $700
     
  3. burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

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    At the bare minimum, I'm sure it will always be worth at least "A couple hundred."

    There will always be someone on eBay willing to pay a lot for an unopened Apple product, regardless of what it is. The fact that it's the first iPhone can only help your case I suppose. Put it away for 5-10 years and see what you end up with!
     
  4. barredfreak macrumors 6502

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    Don't really know about what it will do for you in a couple of years, but keep it. You never know.
     
  5. jayrun thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. nickos94 macrumors newbie

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    As of now, I doubt you'd get much. Anybody who is looking for a phone to use can already get the 3gs for free with a contract.

    As far as an antique, it may be quite a few more years until it is worth any kind of significant amount of money. I would suggest putting it somewhere safe and sitting on it for 10-20 years. Keep it brand new.
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Personally I think that you'd get maybe $400 bucks from it in 6-7 years. I don't think that unopened first generation iPods (11 years?) sell for more than that much.
     
  8. george-brooks macrumors 6502a

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    I recently saw a guy on this forum looking for an unopened original iPhone and was offering to pay top dollar, so you never really know I guess. Theres always SOMEONE out there looking for something semi-rare like that.
     

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