Selling iphone 3g on eBay

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hankuknamza, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. hankuknamza macrumors newbie

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    If I'm gonna sell a new iphone 3g on ebay (nothing stored or installed on the phone), should I reset the phone from settings, take out the sim, and sell it? or just take out the sim and sell it?
     
  2. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    You're saying that you've never used it?
    Is it activated?
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Restore to original settings, take out SIM card, then go ahead and sell it and tell us how it went...:cool:
     
  4. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    Which country are you in? If its Canada PM me and i would be happy to buy it from you
     
  5. hankuknamza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the replies guys. I'm actually in US, sorry.
     
  6. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    I have a question on this..as I'm thinking of selling my original iphone, i went to ebay, selected the sell page as a seller. It directed to a page that had my address, and wanted credit card info for ebay's monthly seller automatic fee deduct page. What is this? I know ebay wants a piece of the pie but if I put ONE item up, iphone, on ebay for sale, will they ding my ccard each month for being a seller? Seems like it's a one-time deal to me. Anyone?
     
  7. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    no, they ask for the info so they can automatically charge your card every time you sell something, also, it is a source of id for them to prove you are who you say you are, so that if you try to scam they have something on you
     
  8. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I suggest canceling that transaction and start over. You shouldn't be charged a monthly fee, unless you are selling multiple items over several months, and multiple items would mean about 30+ items at $1.75 a pop. Or, as the poster above states, you haven't established a track record with eBay and PayPal. :eek:
     
  9. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Right...so what is the proper way to do it. I simply do not want to enter into a monthly fee on ebay's part. Never sold off ebay so I'm a noob. Would make sense if they wanted the info for that one transaction but they state 'monthly fee'.
     
  10. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I would just sell it on craigslist. You'll get the same price, especially here in SoCal, without the fees and the hassle of shipping. JMO.

    I sell a lot of stuff on eBay, craigslist, and amazon, and my first choice is usually craigslist, especially for something like a cell phone. You can't beat free. ;)
     
  11. skubish macrumors 68030

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    You have to give them a credit card because they bill sellers monthly for the auctions. If you didn't sell anything in a given month you won't get charged.
     

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