Selling iPhone

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  1. pound4pound30 macrumors 6502

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    I know nobody knows for sure but how much would you guys guess I will be able to sell my 16gb iPhone 3gs and my girlfriends 8gb iPhone 3g, when the new iPhone comes out.

    If the new iPhone is something we are interested in which I am sure we will be we are going to sell our 2 phones now to put towards the new iPhone.


    Thanks for your guesses.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  3. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    right plus take into account that if you wait until the new phones are released and if the new phone has a jailbreak and unlock that will impact the price of both of those phones the 3g more than the 3gs
     
  4. pound4pound30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea, I know I have a while. I was kind of just curious of what I might be able to get.

    I would also jailbreak the phones if the person who bought them wanted that.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Do a quick search on ebay or CG and check out what they go for.
     
  6. uneek1 macrumors regular

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    If it were me, I would sell them a week or so before the new one comes out, and use an old phone for that time. I would imagine the price would drop a lot after the new one comes out.
     
  7. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    i just sold my black 8gb 3g for $250 thru craiglist, took about 2 days to find a buyer. I did get about 100 emails in those 2 days. lol
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Any of them ask you to send it to Nigeria? :D
     
  9. sootie macrumors member

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    I would suggest waiting until the announce the new phone and the prices

    then buy some cheap att phones and sell both iphones

    the 3gs youll most likely get about 375 400 maybe 350-375 if unlocked maybe 75 more

    the 3g is losing value fast...if possible you should sell that asap i see them go on ebay 275-325 definitely it will be less near the time the next one is released
     
  10. pound4pound30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I searched it. The 8gb 3g is selling near or at $300. The 16gb 3gs is selling for $400-$500.


    I would definitely sell them a little before the new one came out because I know the price will definitely drop.


    I plan on buying 2 iphones one in which I will have to buy full price the other at the upgrade price. Im guessing I will have to pay about $800 for both new iPhones.

    If I can get close to that and only have to pay about $100-$200 for both new phones on release. I will be happy
     
  11. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    some advice unlocked and jailbreak both phones and load them with things like tom tom and dtunes and others ....search you will know which ones and depending on your area you may get more for them.....on CL i can get $350-$375 for a unl and jb 3g and I just sold a unl and jb 3gs 16gb with 10 months of apple care on it for $575..
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Good info.
    Things like Applecare, unlocked and jailbroken and also expensive apps like turn-by-turn GPS apps and games preinstalled will bring up value.
     
  13. pound4pound30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded both phones to 3.1.3 but by the time I sell it a few months from now there should be a jailbreak for it.

    Is unlocking easy to do too? Because jailbreaking is really easy and I have done it numerous times with the ipod touch.

    Any tips or videos to watch on unlocking would be appreciated.

    Unlocking is just so you can use it on different carriers correct? Like T-mobile.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, unlocking is so you can use it on any GSM carrier.
    Unfortunatelly by upgrading to 3.1.3 you lost the unlock option and I doubt they'll bother releasing one till the new iphone comes out.
    JB is an option for the 3G model, not currently for the 3GS unless you have your SHSH's saved thru cydia.
     
  15. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    i agree with applejuiced on the not releasing anything for the 3.1.3 as far as unlock goes .............but the 3gs woul still be a good buy to someone who has at&t service but does not want to extend their contract
     
  16. pound4pound30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually the 3g is still at 3.1.2 can I unlock that?

    Anyone care to send a good video on how to jailbreak and unlock it?


    So I guess I will be selling a regular 3gs and unlocked jailbroken 3g.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes. You're good on 3.1.2
    Here's a good guide on how to JB and unlock for the 3G on 3.1.2
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=5886
     
  18. pound4pound30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the help. I will do this and then be selling these phones in a few months.

    I hope I can get atleast $600-$800. That would be awesome.
     
  19. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

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    umm i doubt you are going to get that much 4-5 months down the road

    a better estimate would be $500-600 for both phones
     
  20. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Agreed. Even now, unless you live in a particularly good market, I'd place the value of the 3g at $250 max and the 3GS at $400-$500. Unlocked and on ebay, maybe a little bit more 'sticker price,' but then you have to pay ebay and paypal fees, and selling an iphone on ebay can be a real hassle. I'd sell locally if at all possible.
     
  21. pound4pound30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea I would try to sell locally. I will gladly take $500-$600 for both phones and only have to pay about $200-$300 for both new iPhones.
     

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