Sell your AT&T iPhone 4 to pay for ETF

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CrosshairDF2, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. CrosshairDF2 macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Since you can't take your AT&T iPhone 4 with you to Verizon ... why not sell your iPhone 4 on eBay to pay for your ETF?

    A no brainer way out of your AT&T contract ... no?
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Yep, and one that already been discussed at great length.
  3. CrosshairDF2 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2008
    I'm late to the party ... and now spreading the word to others like me who didn't know.
  4. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    I have never used ebay

    dont i have to build up some rep or something in order to be a credible seller ?

    or can i just go on there for the first time & get a buyer

    and what steps do we need to take

    calling at&t
    erasing all the data on the phone
    jailbreak,unlock ?
  5. Aatos.1 macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2010
    I've had years of stellar service from AT&T. ETF isn't even a consideration.

    The way most users approach ownership is all wrong. That's one reason Apple Zealots cry

    One should always choose the carrier with the best coverage in your area FIRST.

    THEN choose the phone. It's a very basic fact of life.

    However since most people fail to educate themselves about how cell phones & cellular networks function they end up gambling and buying the "cool phone" with no regard for anything else.
  6. palmerc2 macrumors 68000


    Feb 29, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Then you have to buy the same phone on verizon brainiac

    Either way you're gonna be out $350
  7. tbaker00 macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2011
    That is a good point. I had to start out on U.S. cellular when I got my first cell phone because I quickly found out that neither AT&T, Cingular, or Verizon had cell coverage in my area. I did my research by asking if I could get a phone to check to see if it would work in my area and all 3 let me do it but gave me a really crappy phone to try it with, and none of them got reception. But U.S. Cellular did so I got on with one of there crap phones until the first major carrier made it to my area and it was verizon. AT&T finally made here a year ago but I was locked in with verizon and droid, now that they have the Iphone I am excited!
  8. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    A good condition iPhone 4 can easily sell for $450-$500 on eBay, especially if you jailbreak it. ETF is $325. You'll have an extra $100 to offset the costs.
  9. CrosshairDF2 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2008
    My point exactly ... get out of jail with some change in your pocket.

    Tell Sherlock up there that the AT&T and Verizon iPhones are not the same exact phone. Everyone, Verizon customers included, will need to BUY the "not" the same phone on Verizon.
  10. einmusiker macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
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    I thinnk veriizon's etf is 350 and att's is 325. plus they subtract $5 or 10 per month you paid your bill for so if you had the phone for 10 months that's 50-100$ off the etf.
  11. tac22 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    I already sold my iPhone 4 on eBay for $600.

    Was still in amazing condition but I didn't jailbreak or unlock it.

    ETF was $275, ($325 -10x#of months )

    Plus eBay will charge you like 50$... Plus Paypal,

    But still I think I have over $250 to spend on my Verizon iPhone now.
  12. blackberrypilot macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    This is why I buy good cases for my phones so they stay in pristine condition. This way I get top dollar when I resell on ebay.
  13. tac22 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    I can understand how it's much easier to keep it in perfect condition if you cover it with a case. But I don't like cases and mine was still in perfect condition after 6 months.

    That being said accidents do happen and if you ever drop it it is more likely to stay in perfect condition if it's in a case.
  14. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2009
    Do you guys take out the SIM Card before you ship it?
  15. einmusiker macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
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