Should I buy an iPhone 5 for $100?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 100, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. 100 macrumors member

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    My friend is selling his silver iphone 5, 16 gb for AT&T and has offered it to me for $100. I currently have an iPhone 6, but the price seems really good to pass up. My wife currently has the Galaxy s5, and can try to convince her to come to the dark side of the iPhone. Do you think it's good as a back up phone? Also does the iPhone 5 run ios 8 well?
     
  2. Globug macrumors 6502

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    get it.. worst case senerio your wife doesn't want it and you can sell it for around 250 and make a profit. its a win-win.
     
  3. 100 thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't see them going for $250 on eBay; unless I'm blind. It's the 5 and not the 5s. If I can turn a profit, I should do it.
     
  4. Globug macrumors 6502

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    Thats how much they are still selling for here in Australia. People are buying the 5 for as much as 300.
     
  5. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    To be fair, I think you should get your wife an i6 ;)
     
  6. buntym macrumors member

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    I'd say get it. You're easily going to turn a minimum 50% profit on it. Just make sure you run an IMEI check on it before purchasing to check for blacklisting etc, even though this guy is your friend. There's gotta be a reason why he's letting it go for so low.
     
  7. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    They are going for £250 for the 32GB model here in the UK at the moment. I sold mine 2 months ago for £259 with postage so it looks like you have a great deal with your friend. Snap it up! ;)
     
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    iOS 8 is pretty smooth on my iPhone 5 (32GB), no lags.
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  11. macrumordude macrumors member

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    If you didn't already, get it.

    If you didn't already, get it. I sold mine for $200.
     

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