Pricing for 1st Gen Iphone

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  1. cineapple macrumors regular

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    What is a fair price for the 1st gen 8 gig iphone? I was waiting for the new 3g, but was somewhat dissapointed, expecially given the higher rate plan, and would like to buy a used iphone from craigslist. What would be a good deal these days?
     
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    Depends on the condition of the phone. Personally, I'm going to be giving my old iphone to my family to use as an ipod if I upgrade.
     
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    I would say $200-$300. Above $300 if it's unlocked or something. I think the going rate is still a bit high because no one knows what's going on with AT&T / Apple ($30 data, contracts, will the phone be unlockable, etc.) and since there are going to be no iPhones sold for another month, there are still people who want to buy them.
     
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    Well looking at the Portland craigslist I'm seeing some of them in the $150-200 range and a bunch over that (jailbroken and such). I think that is a tad silly considering the price of the 3g.
     
  6. stiphone macrumors regular

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    i would think that it should be a maximum of $100?? Why would anyone buy it for more when you can get the new iPhone 3G for $199??
     
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    I have no clue. If I was to sell my old iphone I'd only ask $100.
     
  8. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Because it's not $199. Compared to the 1st gen phone, the data plan is $10 more and to get 200 text messages (included in the old plan) is another $5. This makes the total cost over 24 months $559 in comparison to the 1st gen's $399. Don't believe all the hype about the new iPhone being cheaper, because it simply is not so.
     
  9. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Then you'd be missing out on a lot of dough, but it would probably sell in the first 2 minutes!
     
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    See, thats because I'm not a jerk and don't like ripping people off.
     
  11. MattsxB macrumors member

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    I tried to buy another 8gb iPhone to sell from craigslist for $100 but the guy decided not to sell it at the last minute.
    I responded within 2 mins of the posting lol...
     
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    because a) you can't get a 3G iphone for a month, b) you can have a $60 rate plan instead of $75 (voice + data + text) with the 3G, and c) you can unlock the EDGE phones, but it seems that AT&T is going to make that very difficult with the 3G.
     
  13. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Oh yeah, I can understand the somewhat inflated prices now since there aren't any iphones for a month. But I see the prices staying somewhat absurdly high.
     

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