Selling my 3gs and need some advice...

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  1. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a

    Eggtastic

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    I am planning to sell my black 3gs 16 gb phone. I am eligible for the upgrade pricing because i used another account to upgrade the current line.

    I want to sell it on craigslist. Just curious...

    1.) do i leave in the sim card or take it out?

    2.) on average how much do you think i can get with the original box included + 1 screen protector from apple and 1 used Incase case, the phone has only very minor scratches at the 2 top corners but thats it.

    3.) what's the best way to wipe all information off the iphone before selling it?

    4.) is it worth it, and by that i mean will i appreciate the upgrade and even make money off this if I can get more than $250 for this phone (16g Iphone 4 runs about $236 after activation + taxes)

    *** yes i know mroogle exists but I used it and did not come upon a question like this so please help me out.
     
  2. witmvpness6 macrumors member

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    Search other 3GS in craigslist (16gb) and see how people are asking and go from there. Add a tiny bit for your extras and see what offers you get. Don't go too much higher than other ads or you're not going to get a lot of replies.
     
  3. matt550 macrumors 6502

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    I sold mine yesterday, I did not include sim card, there is an erase all option under settings (i dont recall the menu path) I got $280 for it. 3GS 16bg black. I probably could have gotten more, but I took the first offer I got just to get rid of it, incase there is an influx of iphones for sale in the next few days/weeks.
     
  4. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    1) DO NOT include the sim card. You should hold onto it even though the new iPhone will include a new mirco-sim.

    2) Probably anywhere from $300-$350? More or less.

    3) Restore on iTunes.

    4) I think it's worth it. I sold my 3GS White on e-bay a couple days ago. I'm just glad to know my 3GS is going to good use and not just laying in some drawer in my house collecting dust. :)


    Hope I could help.
     
  5. Eggtastic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did you meet at a public place and what not to make the transaction?

    and

    Did you just transfer that SIM from your iphone to an older phone to use until the iphone 4 arrives?
     
  6. Eggtastic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Big help much appreciated. Thanks
     
  7. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes and Yes.
     
  8. matt550 macrumors 6502

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    We met in the food court of a busy mall. I took out the sim card and bought a cheap at&t gophone to use for a few weeks until the new one arrives. Its very hard going back to a normal phone. I miss my iPhone already haha
     
  9. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    Just a heads up, when you eventually restore on iTunes make sure you do a final back-up so when you get the iPhone 4 you can restore from back-up if you like. I know some people like to start clean but it is nice to have. :)
     
  10. matt550 macrumors 6502

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    True on all of those.

    I got $280 for mine. But like I said, I took the first offer just to get rid of it. Im not in the mood to play games and wait on offers and all that, I wanted it gone, got pretty close to what I was asking, So I took it. $300-$350 is a good starting point though. Mine was locked non jailbroken, and didnt include anything extra only the empty box and the phone.
     

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