should I unlock before I sell my iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ay98182, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. ay98182 macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2007
    Hey everyone,

    I want to sell my iPhone 3G 8GB on eBay - it's currently locked to O2, so should I pay the £15 or so fee to unlock it officially first (is it worth it?), or jailbreak it, or just let the buyer unlock it themselves?

    Also, how much do you think I can get for it? It's in good condition (some wear, but no scratches on the screen) and works perfectly, but has a crack on the back that's noticeable if you look closely?

    Any advice appreciated!
  2. milamber macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    Yes you should unlock it. If you can jailbreak it too that would increase it's value!

    I think a good rule of thumb for phones is that they tend to drop £10 every month. So that should be a rough guide!
  3. snowleopard13 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2010
    for £15 you should unlock it i think.
    here it costs €50 to officially unlock it - and thats really not worth it with an 3G.
  4. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    An 8GB iPhone 3G goes from $100-$200 USD or 64GBP to 130GBP (converted), from what I've seen.
  5. JASApplications macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    Definitely unlock it so it will increase the number of people looking to buy it.

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