Should I sell my iPhone 5 now or wait for a few months?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marddin, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. marddin macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    Seeing as how the iPhone is now discontinued. Should I sell my iPhone 5 friday after purchasing the new 5S or should I wait a few months for the value to possibly go up?

    What do you think?

  2. omgitzv2 macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2012
    Wait until next week when the 5s phones start popping out on CL.
  3. bdrake47 macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2012
    Doubtful that values are going to go up. No one can give you a guarantee, but without something happening that defies basic tenets of economics, resale value of 5 will continue to drop.

    Yes, it's a discontinued phone, but that doesn't make it's value go up anymore than my drawer full of StarTacs, Razrs, etc.

    Even Amazon is taking trade-ins now. The market is getting really flooded and private sale prices have been slowly dropping.

    There are several threads here on resale sites, seems to be a lot of opinions on which is better. Probably get a little more if you can sell on CL but there's also the 'hassle' factor.

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