T-Mobile Accepting Trade Ins

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  1. snarestud940 macrumors 6502

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    I went to my local T-Mobile store today, and they told me that they will offer me $275 for my unlocked iPhone 5 16 GB version.

    I'm in Connecticut, so I doubt that there will be many T-Mobile users at the store at 9 AM on Friday. I don't think this will be an issue if I show up at nine and get an iPhone.

    Anyone else heard about this trade in?
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Yeah they take trade ins for all phones now but honestly you could get $500 at least for an iPhone 5 in Craigslist. Up to you though.
     
  3. 617aircav Suspended

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    $275? Thats a robbery, not a trade in.
     
  4. snarestud940 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Even Gazelle is offering $300-330 for unlocked iPhone 5's at 16GB.

    But surely eBay could get you much closer to $400-500+, if want to go that route (I would if I were you.)
     
  6. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    Or you can sell it to me for a little more than what tmobile is offering.

    contact me guys ;)
     
  7. snarestud940 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you guys think it's going to be a blowout at the stores? My store opens at nine and I'm probably going to be there about quarter till nine
     
  8. Xenomorph macrumors 65816

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    Prices for a used iPhone on eBay are something like this:

    3GS: $100+
    4: $200+
    4S: $300+
    5: $400+

    A new iPhone 5 (16GB) is $579 from T-Mobile, $649 from Apple. Getting "only" $275 for an iPhone 5 does seem quite low.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Bend over:D
    Offcourse they will pay half of what its worth then unload it on Ebay or CL and make a profit.
    Up to you if you want the convenience though.
     
  10. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    What a joke.

    You can sell it for $500+ easily on CL.
     
  11. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    It's not a joke. Trade-in value is never as high as selling it yourself. T-mobile isn't going to pay market value for the phones and have to turn around and sell them somehow. They have to make profit too. This applies pretty much with anything you sell vs trade-in.
     
  12. CharismaticNerd macrumors regular

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    Guess they've gotta make money somewhere right?
     
  13. Akack macrumors 6502a

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    You can easily get at least $150 or more selling it on craigslist......for reference I sold my unlocked iPhone 5 in perfect condition with box for $ 520 on CL.
     
  14. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    if anyone wants to go trade in their iPhone, ill gladly pay $275, heck even $300.

    Cash waiting for anyone that has plans to trade it in at store as my siblings could use upgrades.
     
  15. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    too bad that wont happen LOL i was hoping someone would contact me as well :eek:
     
  16. tremlock macrumors 6502a

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    If yours is unlocked then why not use that one?
     
  17. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    It doesn't support the AWS band that T-Mobile uses for HSPA+42 (their more widespread 3G/4G network). It will only get 3G coverage on the spotty 1900mhz frequency and mostly Edge data.
     
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  19. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    $275 is highway robbery!! You can get $500+ for an unlocked version.
     
  20. jackwills macrumors regular

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    $275 is price for an iPhone 4 Lol
    At least $550 for an iPhone 5 or maybe even $600 if its flawless
     
  21. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    But you aren't selling it to T-mobile. You are trading it in. T-mobile probably deals with another company that re-sells them. So clearly, they aren't giving you market value. That is how trade-ins work. I guess no one here has traded in a car. :rolleyes:
     
  22. 617aircav Suspended

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    That's how trade ins work no doubt, but its a bad deal for the trader. I would never trade anything in.
     
  23. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    It really depends. Some people value their time over the hassle of selling. It really depends on your financial situation.
     
  24. 617aircav Suspended

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    Yep it depends on you know how. My sister would not be able to sell her phone on eBay or craigslits. I was the same years ago as well. It doesn't really depend on your finances, but on you knowledge of sites like eBay.
     
  25. beeinformed macrumors 6502

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    How long ago did you sell it? Thanks!
     

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