Reasonable price for my iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by trlyka, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. trlyka macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2011
    I have a friend that needs a cell phone. I almost told him I'd give him mine, but then thought better of it. He asked today if I was still selling it. I was thinking $100? It's in perfect condition. It's a 4, not a 4S.

    Link to article on what it sells for

    eBay Instant Sale/ Trade-in/Apple Recycling

    16GB AT&T $200 $168 $170 $195.50 $140
    16GB Verizon $190 $131 $126 $195.50 $140
    8GB AT&T $190 $125 $140 $195 $50
    8GB Verizon $170 $106 $121 $200 $50
  2. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Well a perfect condition 16GB fetches around $180 on eBay. How much do your value your friendship?
  3. trlyka thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2011
    He's a nice guy. Doesn't have a lot of money and has no phone now. We are co-workers. I don't 'need' the money. But I don't want to give it away either. I don't really feel like going through selling it online. I do have the 16G model.
  4. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    I sold my iPhone 4 32GB for $230 using Craigslist.
  5. s15119 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2010
    I sold my 4 to a friend for $100. I know I could have gotten more, but it was a friend and I'm glad I did it.
  6. KittyToy macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2007
  7. Cpt.Oliver macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2011
    I sold my black iPhone 4, good condition, 18 months of usage, 225$.
  8. Copefree macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2012
    I sold my 7/10 condition IP4 on CL for $200 cash. It was supposed to be $250 but he was pissed about a scratch down by the home button when we met up and offered $200 (which I gladly accepted :))
  9. richpuer macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2010
    Sold both my 4 16g for 200 each. Both were in horrible condition. One had water damage on the backside glass underneath but the guy from CL came at night and couldn't see it.

    One also had a broken home button. Oh well
  10. ilugram macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2008
    Just sold a 32GB iPhone 4 (bought at launch) for $315 on Craigslist
  11. trlyka thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2011
    I think $100 is fair for a friend. Being a girl, I don't want him to think I like, like him ;)
  12. Abandapart82 macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2008
    $100 is kinda low but if its a buddy then I guess it's ok. I sold my 2 iphone 4's 16gb for $200 each on craigslist to a guy who was going to unlock and resell them.
  13. Daniel L macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2009
    Sold my black 16GB 4 today for $220. I say Ebay Instant Sale price is fair
  14. aphexacid macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2007
    I got $198 on ebay last week for my old 4 16gb with a completely shattered screen.

    I would tell your friend $200. I think thats fair.

    Don't give away jack squat. I used to be that way, but it dawned on me that no one ever gives me a damn thing for free.

    The only people i "give" things to are my family members.
  15. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    I sold one 16gb that would not vibrate and had a very minor crack in the back for $200. I would think that you could probably get a little more for it.
  16. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    $200. This was to a friend too, but I gave him a bunch of cases with it too. Including a Mophie.
  17. Fuma419 macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012
    I sold my same iPhone 4 for 220 on eBay.
  18. cperchard macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    Wow UK still gets quite good value then........i sold my 16 gig last week for £215 ($344) and my 32 gig for £225 ($360)
  19. nefan65, Oct 10, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012

    nefan65 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2009
    Sold 2 iPhone 4/16GB/AT&T on CL. One for $250, the other $240. This was about 1 week ago...
  20. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Nothing wring with getting a fair value, if you guys are friends and you don't need it all in one sum then arrange a payment plan over a couple of months.
  21. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    Wow, your buyer was an idiot.

    Well done! :D
  22. BFizzzle macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
  23. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    UK prices reflect the fact that we pay way more than people back home in the States. I sold my mint out of the box condition 4S within 24 hours of putting it up on the marketplace section. 32GB black £350

    But then, I paid more for it here.
  24. trlyka thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2011
    When I told him my 5 was coming today, I told him I would be ready to sell it soon. I just had to set up my new phone and wipe the 4. We were chatting through work IM. Then he asked if I would sell it to the guy who drives the taxi he takes to work sometimes for $100. He asked me because the driver is good to him because he lets him owe him for the rides sometimes. He doesn't have a car right now, so I guess the same taxi driver takes him a lot.

    So I thought for a few and then sent a message back....Something like....I understand that you want to help out your driver, but I wanted to give it to you.....

    I didn't mention anything about price for the other guy. I was just saying that I wanted him to buy it, not some guy I didn't know. I had offered it to him a couple of weeks ago and he said he would probably want to buy it.

    I think he gambles on sports and that is part of the reason he doesn't have a car. I don't know the whole story, but I knew he walked a lot and didn't have any phone at all, so I was trying to be nice. Then I hear about the taxi driver and I was a little taken back. So I don't know. I was going to give it to him and let him pay me a little at a time. Now I am wondering if I say no about the taxi guy if he would sell it to him anyway for more then $100 after buying it from me :confused:

    I know it's dumb to care who ends up with my phone, but I was committing to selling it to him and then he does the taxi guy thing.

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