So what will a 3G be worth?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thornguy, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. thornguy macrumors regular

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    I know, I know, check ebay. But since I can't look at historical records or have the experience to guess the trend.

    I was thinking of giving my 3G to my daughter to use like a Touch -no phone features. But if it's worth selling I could buy a Touch or DSi.....

    Thanks
     
  2. spyda macrumors 6502a

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    Um ok, either way you'll need to look on eBay and see what they are going for to make a sound decision.
     
  3. FastangV6 macrumors regular

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    For an 8GB 3G I have seen them on eBay this week go for around $200 + or - $50 depending upon condition, carrier unlocked, etc.

    There will probably be a flood of them showing up on eBay in the next month or so, as the new model hits the streets.
     
  4. Tara Luvs Apple macrumors 6502a

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    I am sure you could find someone to purchase it for a good price, but it will be very hard. The iPhone 3G is discontinued, and the iPhone 3GS is not that expensive at the moment. Most people will be selling the iPhone 3GS unlocked, but you may have a shot.

    I think that giving it to your daughter is not a bad idea. I thought about doing that with my younger sister. She is always asking to play on the iPhones and iPod Touch in the house. I would not purchase a new iPod Touch for her though!!
     
  5. saccento macrumors 6502a

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    look on ebay, and watch auctions that are 'ending soonest'. this will give you a general idea for what they go for.
     
  6. Requiemm macrumors regular

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    I just sold my wife's 8gb 3G yesterday for $200. The buyer used the buy it now option.

    FYI

    (Now to sell my 16 GB 3GS next week so i can get a 4 on launch!)
     
  7. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    When I bought the 3GS I sold my 3G for just over $300-, but it's probably worth less now. I'll be buying the iPhone 4 and selling my 3GS (16gig) on Ebay. It's in great shape and I'm hoping to get around $300- for the phone.
     
  8. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

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    I'm waiting til i have the new phone in my hands before i sell. I checked a couple weeks ago at what it was going for and it was about 200 or more. I actually saw a couple of broken phones that sold for 200!!!! sold, broken, 200!!!!! i hope to get at least 150.
     
  9. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Sold my wife's white 16GB iPhone 3G with box and accessories, all in great condition, for $300.

    On a Saturday morning, it took a total of 90 minutes from the time I posted it on CraigsList. Started at 9:30AM. I posted 3 pictures, placed my cell number, and was immediately bombarded until 12PM when I got around to taking down the post.
     
  10. adr1974 macrumors regular

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    I sold mint 2G for $275 a few days ago (on eBay).
     
  11. psac macrumors 6502a

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    What would need to be done to wipe a phone to be sell-worthy and not give away any personal data? It's a 16GB 3G. Thanks!
     
  12. butters149 macrumors 6502

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    would it be advisable to start selling it on ebay and have it end on say the 25th? I have a black iphone 3GS 16GB, has a few scratches from normal use, comes with a case and an armband with case and all original stuff.
     
  13. BlondeBuddhist macrumors 6502a

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    create an EBAY account and you can check previous auctions.

    It takes 3 minutes.

    Even shattered screened iphones sell for lots..
    I sold my ex's 32gb GS 2 months ago for over $400

    Blonde Buddhist

    EDIT: Just checked for 16gig 3GS's and they are still pulling between 275-450. amazing how well these phones hold value.
     
  14. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    You have to remember... the 8Gb 3G phone is priced out at $399-499 without contract ... so getting one on Ebay used for around $200 is quite the steal ... Even if you factor in the other iPhones coming down in price in preparation of the iPhone 4.

    I plan on selling my used 3G 8Gb for no less than $200, it will help soften the $299 price point of the iPhone 4
     
  15. Built macrumors 68020

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    I thnk I am going to sell my phone to Best Buy Trade In...I should also part with the 1st generation, as well.

    I am sure I would get a bit less than I would get from a private sale or ebay (these are both in great shape), but at least it is hassle free.
     
  16. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    My 8GB 3G is in mint condition, and honeslty if I get $150 for it, jailbroken, w/ 2 cases, I'd be fine with that. It'd be nice to use any money toward the new phone, or not even that, just to sell the darn 3G i won't use anyway!
     
  17. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to sell my 2 year old 16 GB 3G on ebay and am hoping to get at least $200, which is around what they've been selling for I think.

    I'm debating whether to unlock it or not, because I heard you can get a little more if its unlocked.
     
  18. butters149 macrumors 6502

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    do u think they will drop around the 25th when the new ones come out? im just deciding when to sell it.
     
  19. illiniry macrumors member

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    This is a really dumb question but if I have a 3GS for sale and I use AT&T, is it considered unlocked? Can I sell it without the SIM card so I can keep my data when I get iPhone 4?
     
  20. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    IMO, I don't think so. I'm going to sell my 3G sometime after the iPhone 4 is released...still hoping for around $300 :D
     
  21. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    No...it has to be unlocked to be considered unlocked.
     
  22. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    why not just bring it in to Radioshack for the guaranteed 100 trade in value towards a new iPhone 4?
     
  23. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    Put it up on craiglist and see what offers you get.
    Simple, right?
     
  24. nabechu macrumors 6502

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    no, you have to jailbreak it and then unlock it
     
  25. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    I sold my mother's unlocked 3G 8gb through Craigslist for $280. Not too bad.
     

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