Selling my 6s plus prior to the big event

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Slicktype, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Slicktype macrumors 6502

    Slicktype

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    So for the past 4 years, I have always sold my previous generation iPhone with little effort (craigslist). This year on the other hand has been the complete opposite.
    Last year I sold my unlocked 6 Plus 128 gb space grey for $780 (mint condition). This year I'm selling my unlocked iPhone 6s Plus 128gb in Silver (mint condition), all offers are averaging $600 (no more than $600).
    My guess is that since Apple released their own pay as you go plan, many rather pay for their phones monthly than outright.
    This is quite concerning for me since I always pay full price.
    If this keeps up, it would make much more sense for me to also move forward with Apples payment plan since I could pay for half of the phones value by the time the next is released and so on...

    Apples monthly plan for unlocked 6s Plus 128gb = $538.92 / year (plus $469.41 in my pocket)
    Unlocked 6s Plus 128gb = $1,008.33 / paid in full 2015 (6.25% tax)
    If I were to sell my phone for what ppl are offering ($600), I would loose $408 this year (2016) vs $228 (2015)

    I'm very comfortable with loosing $228, but $400+ does not seem worth it.

    Anyone else experiencing similar ?
     
  2. comptr macrumors 65816

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    Well I also Sold my iPhone but I had a iPhone 6 Plus and I bought mine on launch day and I bought apple care + too. So I had a Zagg Screen Shield and a case too and I was able to sell my iPhone 6 Plus 128gb Silver on Verizon for 480.00, Listed it for 500. Sold it on CL.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Honestly, I stray away from Craigslist when specifically dealing with Cellular Phones and how sketchy people are today. I sell all my iPhones on eBay and have always walked away happy. I think eBay draws a much larger audience and my profits have always been maximized.

    Otherwise, Swappa seems to be growing in popularity as well.
     
  4. comptr macrumors 65816

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    I would disagree I have so far sold 3 iPhones on Craigslist and I made reasoanable money on the sale and never had a issue with a buyer.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    In my area, Craigslist is almost to the point where you meet and see people who you would walk across the street from. So your experience may vary based on location. Secondly, MY experience on eBay has been successful. Again, everyone has different avenues.
     
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    Craig's list is free and do quite well in my area. I seldom sell cell phones, mostly passed down in the family.
     
  7. Slicktype thread starter macrumors 6502

    Slicktype

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    In my area, I have had great experiences with the people I have dealt with. Just meet in a well populated area (Apple store or Starbucks for me). Not sure if it's worth buying it outright again. We will see in the coming weeks how my sale goes.
    I am leaning towards Apple Pay this year ....
    The only thing is, I have no clue if one can go the Apple pay route when buying the phone on launch day (something I have done for 4 years now).
    I will have to research ...
     
  8. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    I think the market may have wisened up to knowing that Apple will most likely drop prices on the 6S and 6S+ within a month. So I think people are also holding out on paying 80 - 90% of the retail price on a used phone now, as opposed to waiting a few more weeks and picking up the same model brand new for $100 or $200 off. Which is why the market is asking for a much steeper discount (~40% to sell now).
     
  9. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I agree. I see this on Swappa and most other resell sites right now. Unless you're offering a large discount on your device it's pretty tough to sell them right now. Craigslist is probably the best bet at the moment if you're in a decent sized city.
     
  10. burgman macrumors 65816

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    what is the trade in value in one year for that 6
    S plus on a new iphone from Apple? Is there a guaranteed trade in value from Apple? Upside is it does include AC+. Real burn comes if you decide not to upgrade every year.
     
  11. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I just bought a 128 GB 2 week old 6s Plus on Swappa for $660, and this included 2 tempered glass screen protectors, an Apple silicone case, 2 years left on AppleCare+, and all the original accessories and box. I got quite a deal. The resale values are really tiny right now, and it's really a race to the bottom on who can price it the lowest.
     
  12. comptr macrumors 65816

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    Wow then I did quite good then on my sale of my 6 Plus
    --- Post Merged, Aug 19, 2016 ---
    One thing not mentioned in this thread is that it seems you all are waiting till now to even think about selling your phone. I would sell it off by the end of July or the first week or second week of August to maximize your money.
     
  13. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    iPhone resale values have steadily declined. I noticed this in my area before the 6 plus even. You got an amazing price for your 6 plus IMO. For the last two years I have decided to just pay monthly. If I want to trade up I can while losing minimal (something like $50). If I don't no sweat. It's just too easy to get a used iPhone.
     
  14. comptr macrumors 65816

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    Well if you sell off the iPhone way back between the end of july and 1st week of august, then there is more chance of making more money.
     
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    That's true. I just don't feel it's worth the hassle. Juggling phones once a year is enough. Juggling an extra time a few months before a launch just isn't worth it to me anymore.
     

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