Possible to change 5s color?

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  1. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    I bought my space grey 5s about 3 weeks ago at Best Buy and I'm kind of regretting not getting the Gold.

    Do you know of there's a way to exchange or trade colors? I'm past the 14 day exchange policy at Best Buy so I'm sure that's not an option.

    Any advice?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    I guess the only thing you can do is sell privately or not sure sure of apples policy they may trade for extra fee on top?
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Either sell it and buy the one you want or see if someone is willing to trade.
     
  4. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Possible to change 5s color?

    Perhaps you can find someone to trade with on Craigslist. My boyfriend actually had the same dilemma. He swapped a month-old silver 5s for a barely opened space grey. Just be cautious of course. :) Whatever you do, DON'T sell/trade it back to Best Buy. They'll give you pennies for dollars.
     
  5. bnekic macrumors 6502a

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    I recently sold my Space Gray and bought the Gold. First iPhone that wasn't black and I'm really liking the Gold.
     
  6. mjschabow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. Yeah I wish I would have went with my gut here. Best Buy of course were dicks about it. I could possibly buy a used one on eBay for $400 and then sell my grey but that's a lot of work for a color change. I'll go the craigslist route and see if that works.
     
  7. ry23 macrumors member

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    I'd have to strongly disagree.. Although you won't get back what you paid at BestBuy, they definitely pay well. I get my new upgrade every year for free because I sell my phone to BestBuy. They pay me more than the upgrade costs. I'm always able to get extra accessories with the new phone.
     
  8. mjschabow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think at this point though, I'd get screwed. I've only had the phone for 25 days and they won't exchange for a different color. I'd be surprised if they'd give me more than 200 for it now.
     
  9. mjschabow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Anyone have experience with swappa? I see a "like new" gold 5s for $355. I think I could definitely get more on eBay for my Space grey.
     
  10. mjschabow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Possible to change 5s color?

    One more question. If I buy sprint clean ESN iphone on eBay but has been unlocked for international use, will I have any issues activating it on sprint?
     
  11. mjschabow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Whelp. I ended up buying a new gold 5s on eBay and am Selling my space grey. I'll be happy if I break close to even.
     
  12. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Your definition of "paying well" is a lot different than mine. Right now Best Buy is offering $283 for a 16GB 5S. You could easily get $500 on Craigslist.
     
  13. ry23 macrumors member

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    Very true. Lol I guess when I do it, it's always right before the new phone comes out. I definitely wouldn't take it right after buying the new phone. You are right, $283 really isn't much. It would only help in the sense of buying a new subsidized phone as a new one costs ~$250 with all the taxes and such. So I stand corrected :)

    I'm probably just giving BB a little too much credit since last year, due to them ****ing up my order, I ended up getting a 64GB 5S for the price of a 16GB. :p
     
  14. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Well... It's Best Buy after all :D
     

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