Picked up a macbook on ebay, came with broken 3gs, what to do?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ddehr026, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. ddehr026 macrumors 6502

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    Hey all, I have a little conundrum that I need some advice. I recently picked up a black macbook (2.4ghz 08 model) on ebay and the seller threw in a 3gs that works but the screen is cracked. I got all this for $450 shipped. I am looking to sell off the 3gs to ultimately get myself a pretty cheap top spec'd black macbook. I have never owned an iphone nor I have I looked at them on ebay. I have seen iphone screen repair auctions on ebay for about $30. I'm assuming my options are:

    1.) sell back on ebay as is
    2.) get screen repaired and sell



    Which avenue would net me most profit from this? Any advice would be appreciated. :)
     
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  3. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Repair and sell would probably net you the most profit. You got a heck of a deal!
     
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  5. ddehr026 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool thanks that's what I'll do then. Would you guys be wary at all of the auctions on ebay to fix iphones? I check the sellers feedback (5000+) and all the ones about the iPhone fixes are positive. I think I might go for that.
     
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    repair -> jailbreak -> Unlock -> sell = Massive profit
     
  7. ddehr026 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't have a clue how to jailbreak or unlock an iPhone lol.
     
  8. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    RedSn0w For Windows or Mac

    or

    Pwnagetool for Macs
     
  9. ddehr026 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool I'll check it out. Thanks
     
  10. nukem170 macrumors member

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    I fix broken screens all the time. Only cost like $25 to get the new screen. Then you can sell the phone for about $250-300.
     
  11. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    www.iclarified.com has some really nice step by step tutorials.
     
  12. ddehr026 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I got the macbook and phone in the mail today. Turns out the macbook is not the 2.4ghz but the 2.16ghz model. Was kind of bummed about that :(

    but. The iphone is a white 16gb model. So I think I'll keep the package :)
     

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