Selling iPhone 5 Verizon-worth to replace glass that is scratched?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pittguy578, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. pittguy578 macrumors member

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    I am planning on selling my Iphone 5. I should have listed it a long time ago, but I got sidetracked. It is well worn. There are no cracks on the LCD, but there are plenty of scratches. I honestly didn't even realize the amount of scratches until I was out in the sun. Normally you cannot make them out under normal conditions. Should I get glass replaced or should I just list it as is?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    No, it's not worth it. You'll be adding at most $80 value while investing $100. Assuming you can get the LCD/glass armature for the iPhone 5 cheaper, you might break even or have a very small profit.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No, people will pay top dollars for scratched up unlocked iPhones. You won't be able to recoup the cost of bringing it to mint condition.

    You must, however, list it accurately (all and any scratches/defects you can find) or the buyer will have a not as described case against you.
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    And as a buyer, I'd rather have a scratched up OEM screen than a third party screen.
     

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