Sold my 3GS for $240. Is this decent?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tom2847, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. tom2847 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2007
    I found a guy in my local mall and I sold him my Unlocked iPhone 3GS 16GB white.

    I told him $300 and he said no $200 and we fought for a good 5 minutes. I told him no and he moved to $225. I told him $270 and that's it. After I started to take his T-Mobile sim out and started closing the box we agreed on $240.

    Now, I have put my phone on eBay twice and I tried Craigslist for two weeks straight and everyone was offering me $200-$250 and they weren't even local.

    Now, I know I could have got a better deal but I was tired of trying to find the right person and by the time I did, the phone was loosing value. So I just wanna ask, do you think $240 isn't THAT bad for this phone?

    I look at it this way, I just got my iPhone 4 for basically $60-70 which is awesome since I love my new iPhone :D

    Make me feel better and tell me I didn't get ripped, haha. But it's true right, the value of the 3GS dropped a lot since the new phone?
  2. Fidget08 macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2010
    For having the money in hand and not dealing with all of the ebay craigslist ******** you did a great job! Congrats on the sale and have fun with you new iPhone!:)
  3. milerich macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    Sounds like a great deal. I sold mine yesterday for $280. Just in the nick of time as the price is sure to drop over the next few weeks.

    With tax, I got my iPhone 4 for $36!!
  4. Lyshen macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    I have to agree, it's fairly good price for the iPhone 3GS 16GB, mainly since it's already past release date of iPhone 4 and no need to deal with any worries attached to selling things through ebay/craigslist.

    I made sure to sell my iPhone 3G (16GB unlocked) before iPhone 4 was announced. Then my wife's iPhone 3GS (32GB unlocked) was sold a little before before iPhone 4 was released. She was on the fence about selling it to get a iPhone 4 but she figured if someone would buy it for at least $350, she'd go for the upgrade. Luckily was able to find someone to buy it for $400, through ebay though so there is more to deal with.
  5. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2010
    You could have done better. If you find the right buyer you can get the price you want and not have to argue with anyone. Next time stand your ground! :D

    Sold 3 iPhone 3G's 8GB black unlocked & jailbroken for $270 each.

    Took me a month to find all the buyers but it's worth it to find the right person. I can't count how many email's and phone calls I went through.
  6. notblackmac macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2010
    Yes, it's an alright price. Could have been better... But, it also could have been worse. Overall, you did good and get your iPhone 4 for a small cost to you. :cool:
  7. rmchale macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    I sold two separate 3GS's for $246 on ebay. I feel like I could've got more.
  8. Bowlerguy10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2007
    At my computer
  9. lw9090 macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2008
    I sold my 32GB 3GS on craigslist on Tuesday for $350 in just 30 minutes on posting it. 3.1.3 non JB
  10. ItsThatKush macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    West Palm Beach, FL
    I sold my 3GS on craigslist for $350. Not jail broken not unlocked.

    Why do people say craigslist is a pain? I posted it. 30 mins later I get a call. 60 mins later we meet in busy crowded mall. I have $350 in cash and my new iPhone 4 is essentially free. But ya, take $100 less and not deal with craigslist :rolleyes: lol... Stupid advice
  11. jvette macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2007
    I have got to start selling some of mine. I got one of the original 4GB with the silver back that got rained on and stopped working, a 3G with a bad battery, another 3G that works great but has some scratches on the back and a 3GS that has never been out of a case and looks and works perfect. I don't know why I keep any of them. Now that you can't switch the sims I might as well get to work on Ebay.
  12. hkftw macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2008
    You definitely could have done better. I sold my unlocked 8GB 3G for $260
  13. Maaz macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2010
    Horrible dude. Mine wasn't unlocked or jail broken 3.1.3 and I sold it for $350
  14. Sanveann macrumors 6502


    Jun 21, 2009
    Seems decent to me, considering you won't have to deal with shipping costs and eBay fees. I just sold my 3GS for $280 on eBay, but fees will probably be a good $35, at least. I could have done Craigslist, but I've had a HUGE problem with no-shows from CL in the past.
  15. ml2k1 macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2009
    Wow, I guess I totally lucked out. I sold my iPhone 16gb (jail broke and unlocked) for $350... Would've been $375 but I felt bad for not having the invisible shield I promised. I friggin' looooooveeee craigslist!! No fees like eBay/ pay pal, so I actually made $24 to upgrade to a 32 gb iphone 4 :)
  16. phantomsd macrumors 6502


    Dec 7, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    FWIW... I sold my 32GB 3GS yesterday for $330. 7/10 condition... crack at the silent/ringer switch... scratched up chrome bezel. I made the mistake of upgrading to iOS4 so I probably lost out on $30-50 bucks. I'm just glad its out of my hands. At the end of the day... I only paid $30 for my new 32gb 4. :D
  17. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I sold my 3G for $250, because I jailbroke it with iOS 4.

    I love my iPhone 4, Never would jailbreak it to ruin its fluidness and how fast it is.
  18. treyjustice macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2009
    You got ripped off dude. If you said 300 stick to your guns. Someone would have bought it. He probably would of but he was just seeing if you MIGHT go down. I sold my 16GB white 3GS for 400 bucks....
  19. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    I'd pay anybody $280 for an excellent 3GS.

    The actual, non-subsidised price of the 4 is actually higher than the claimed figure. Here, in the UK a 3GS still fetches around $500-550, second hand.

    I was selling my 3G for a whole day then I realised - the last several Apple launches brought either price increases, defective items or omissions that I disliked. I actually believe that the 3GS' price can increase after the iPhone 4 launch. You don't need a new iPhone, if the calls drop.
  20. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2006
  21. miki66 macrumors 6502


    Nov 19, 2008
    I would really want to buy your phone for that price as I'm currently looking for one, too. I'll willing to pay no more then 300 for a 16g on ebay but it seems there's not to that much avail under that price:(
  22. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4 (32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I sold a locked 32GB white 3GS for $420 three days ago. After seeing this post, I guess I should consider myself lucky. :)
  23. Eric-PTEK macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2009
    I just sold my 6/10 heavily used 3GS for $235.

    My wife's mint condition 3gs is up for $275.

    Can I get more, yes, do I want to deal with BS, no...I just want to get rid of them and cover our upgrade costs which I'll do.

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