question about selling iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 2000m, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. 2000m macrumors member

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    i extended my contract and got a new 3gs from apple dot com at the reduced price and when it came to my house i decided i dont want it.....if i sell the phone on ebay do i need to take it out of the box and activate it first?
     
  2. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    U DO WANT IT! IT IS THE BEST PHONE IN THE WORLD! IF YOU DONT LIKE HOW IT IS NOW, JAILBREAK IT! THIS IS THE BEST PHONE ON THE MARKET I CANT BELIEVE YOU DO NOT LIKE IT! IF YOU DONT LIKE THIS THEN YOU ARE VERY PICKY! ITS AN AWESOME PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:apple: is awesome =D KEEP THAT IPHONE!
     
  3. 2000m thread starter macrumors member

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    i have one already, im really doing it for my brother;)
     
  4. zacharace macrumors member

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    I'm gonna say no; pretty sure whomever would buy it from you would have to activate their (new) SIM card anyways.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. 2000m thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thanks
     
  6. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    Just take it to a apple store and return it. If its unopened and not activated you should get a full refund.
     
  7. 2000m thread starter macrumors member

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    rather make an extra $400.00 selling it instead
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No you don't need to.
    Anyone can activate it with an AT&T simcard.
     
  9. uneek1 macrumors regular

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    If it were me, I would take it out and unlock it. I've seen quite a big price jump between locked and unlocked iPhones.
     
  10. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    I agree, that's on my list of things to do once the supposed new one comes out in June-ish. It usually ups the price a hundo at least.
     
  11. 2000m thread starter macrumors member

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    i thought about unlocking the phone and looked at many completed ebay auctions... I came to the conclusion that a new iphone sealed in the box sells for the same price as a new open-box iphone that was unlocked....its the factory unlocked iphones in sealed boxes that go for up to 200 dollars more
     
  12. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    btw, at&t makes you keep a data plan for 6 months before you can stop cancelling it


    so i assume your getting 16gb

    you will pay around 250 for the iphone with tax (its 250 here in cali after tax)

    then $30 x 6 months, which will be $180 + taxes which should be like 200


    so you will be paying $450? or around that
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats false.
    Where did you get this information?
     
  14. JennaLDS macrumors 6502

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    I would unlock it personally. I have sold 3 iphones in the past, and 1 out of the 3 was unlocked and i got 100 bucks more for it on ebay.
     
  15. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    +1.
     

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