Solution for not getting an early upgrade from At&t or VZW

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lzyprson, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. lzyprson macrumors regular

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    Well Folks, its still early, and At&t may still budge (as they normally do for long term customers), but I may have come up with a solution on how to subsidize that $250 early-upgrade fee At&t is offering to customers.

    Jack up the prices of all iphones, that are unlocked, on ebay!! a 64gb iphone 4S should be worth $500 - $550.00 off contract. Prices of new phones, with new 2-year agreements, do not dicate the value of these things!! I paid almost $900 for this phone in November of last year! There's no way that an apple product decreased in value (unless its broken or was taken care of irresponibly) by 50% in 11months!!! I sold a late 2007 24inch iMac last month for $800 - paid $1900 for it in December of 2007. Apple products do not lose their value unless they are damaged.

    Does this make sense to anyone else?
     
  2. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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    Supply and Demand, man.
    No one wants iPhone 4S anymore, they all want a iPhone 5.
     
  3. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    None of what you post makes sense to me.

    1 - How would YOU, or even a handful of US jack up the prices on ebay. It is a big market.

    2 - Why would anyone pay $900 for an iphone?

    3 - Makes no sense to me.
     
  4. lzyprson thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey No Stress..

    wanted to check back in with you buddy. I sold my Att iPhone 64gb for 560 dollars last week. It was one year old. Factory unlocked added an additional $140 to the value of the phone because At&t models come equipped with support for GSM and CDMA. I was being a little dramatic with the $900 quote, but wanted to confirm with you that the Market for those phones specifically are dictating a higher resale value now.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That is false.
    You can never use a factory unlocked GSM iphone 4S with a CDMA carrier.
    Even though the hardware are included inside the 4S.
     
  6. lzyprson thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks apple juiced. Assuming that the appeal is the "world phone" aspect for people overseas since most use GSM... thanks for calirfying, the buyer was specifically looking for the At&T version so i must have misinterperted our communications.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, with AT&T and any GSM carrier he will be fine.
     

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