stolen iphone wait or but 3gs?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by x-evil-x, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. x-evil-x macrumors 68040

    x-evil-x

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    i was in the gym today and it vanished. i had a 3g and was gonna upgrade this summer and sell mine. i could get a 3gs and ugrade then sell it in the summer but id still only get 300 for the 3gs and it would probably be 500 to upgrade to the new one. so you guys think i should wait two months or go 3gs and sell it in the summer?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you can hold off for a few months then go for it.
    If not you should be able to get a decent amount when you sell a 3GS model. Most likelly more than $300+
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Advise you to wait. You'll regret not waiting.
     
  4. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    Does Jason Chen go to your gym?
     
  5. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    look, that's just wrong stop now before you regret it.





















    Does Jason Chen browse your local Craigslist?
     
  6. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    just wait

    since the new iphone comes out this summer

    or if you wanted a 3gs, it will drop in price to like $100 i bet
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, I would wait if at all possible.
     
  8. bigscotal macrumors 6502

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    Totally understand it's a right royal pain in the butt to have to wait, but I reckon you'd be mad to buy a 3GS right now.

    Cheapo phone to tide you over, then no hassle to sell a 3GS etc nearer the time.

    I have had my 3G since launch day, and I am sat waiting now for the summer. Been busy telling all the smug 3GS owners that the "S" simply stands for "stop-gap", with the real new handset coming this year.

    :)
     
  9. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Do what I did: Ask EVERYONE. Friends and friends of friends and the internet if they have a phone. Even offer to fix it if its broken to get a phone. DONT get stuck for 2 years.
     
  10. stezza333 macrumors regular

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    Mine was stolen too so I know how you feel. :(

    just wait it out. I am. It'll be worth it.
     
  11. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68040

    x-evil-x

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    so if i get a cheap phone would i have to sign another contract
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I see what you did there! I see it!
     

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  13. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    If you get one from an AT&T store at a discounted price, yes. You could get a pre-paid phone and just have them activate it on your line, or get one off ebay or elsewhere.
     
  14. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    If you walk into ATT and get a new phone you will sign a two year contract and get a discount on a new phone. That's how it's done by default.

    Only way around this is to buy a phone with the non-contract price, which is expensive for any phone, even the cheap ones. Those $50 and less price phones are because of the 2 year contract discount. They are normally in the $150 and up range.

    I say shop for a used phone on craigslist or ebay to get you by for a few months until the next gen iPhone is released. You could probably land a cheap phone that works just fine to get you through the next few months.
     
  15. Buddy J Pike macrumors newbie

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    Buy a $30 GO Phone and wait for the new Iphone to come out! I work for AT&T and its EASY. No Contract, No Hassels. Just go into walmart or bestbuy and pick up one of those round boxes and then go to att for a simcard and then have them take your $30 feature off so you dont have to pay for something you're not using!!!!! :D:D:apple:
     
  16. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    You only have to wait 2 months. It's not that long. I'd certainly wait.
     
  17. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    How's this: I have a GoPhone and would have no problem sending it out to you to hold you over til the summer. Pay the shipping costs and it's yours.
     

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