Selling iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Hobbes., Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Hobbes. macrumors regular

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    Hello all, I hope this isn't in the wrong forum but I couldn't find anywhere else to put it.

    I currently have an iPhone 4, and money is really tight as I lost my job 2 days before christmas and I need to sell my iPhone 3G that's sitting in the box in my closet.

    I have a few questions that I hope somebody can help answer for me.

    1. What firmware should it be on? Currently i'm at 4.1 so i'd have to J/B to put it on 3.1.3
    2. Should I sell it jailbroken/unlock ready?
    3. eBay or Craigslist? both range from $175 to $250

    The phone has absolutely zero scratches on the screen and no dust underneath, only damage is a few scuff marks on the back. Original box, original earbuds un-used.

    I'm trying to optimize my selling points so I can try and make the most money, what does everybody think I should do?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'd go with CL.
    No fee's or shipping charges. Quick and cash local transaction.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    sorry to hear about your job. Yeah just list it in craigslist as it is right now.
     
  4. Hobbes. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the concern, i'll be fine financially but it was just a reminder that I had something worth selling in my desk. I just think it was crappy to fire somebody 2 days before christmas, total scrooge.
     
  5. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    I tried posting my 3GS on craigslist and found that the offers I was getting were completely ridiculous. It was going for like $300 unlocked and in great condition on ebay. After a few weeks on CL I was getting offers for like $100 and **** even though the asking price was $300. maybe it was just bad luck or my area is a bunch of cheap asses i dno....
     
  6. Hobbes. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I'm really leaning towards eBay just for the simple fact that is Atlanta and how bad the people have been to me in recent sales.
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    yeah on CL u will get always get low ballers and people who say they are interested but never hear from them again.
     
  8. nessundorma214 macrumors newbie

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    Same for sellers. I tried to buy an iphone off CL, the guy was interested and we exchanged a few texts. We set a meeting time and place... and he never showed! Never answered another phone call or text after that.
     
  9. rgarjr macrumors 603

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