Thank you Craigslist

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  1. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    Woot.

    I was checking Craigslist this morning to see if there were any great deals on Apple stuff, and came across an ad from someone who wanted to trade a 8gig 3G iPhone for the old 2G model. Seems he couldn't get it unlocked for tmobile.

    I sent off an email, and an hour later I'm the new owner of a shiny flawless 3G. My old 2G was pretty beat up, scratches and even a couple dents, but it worked with his tmobile sim card. The 3G doesn't have a mark on it. Surprisingly faster, too. Had I known, I would have made the switch awhile ago.

    I can't believe I upgraded to a 3G for $5 in gas.
     
  2. Stiss macrumors 6502a

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    thats a great deal, all you have to do now is update your sig :cool:
     
  3. slapguts thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Cool!
     
  5. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    WOW Im surprised he didn't ask for cash, but good find though! :D
     
  6. kicko macrumors 65816

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    Good deal!!... other then the fact its probably stolen. I know some people might not care they just want a phone that works but i personally would have asked for some cash difference.
     
  7. Stiss macrumors 6502a

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    Take a pic and show us what kind of condition the phones in as this seems to be a great deal!
     
  8. diemos macrumors 6502

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    thats awesome, lucky you, congrats.
    Now if only I can exchange my cracked 2g for new 3g...hmmm.
     
  9. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's pretty cool... Surprised he made the deal. I would've wanted to trade a flawless 3G for a flawless original
     
  10. bigscotal macrumors 6502

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    With you on that one.

    If it's genuine, then fantastic deal, but I would have my doubts I have to say.

    But then, I am an eternal pessimist!

    :rolleyes:
     
  11. slapguts thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly thought that, too. But I met him at his office, a very nice building. Didn't seem like he would need to steal anything.

    Plus the original receipt was in the box.

    I was (and still am) surprised he didn't want cash, too.

    I did find one small flaw, a tiny little scratch near the dock connector.
     
  12. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Actually I see this type of deal every once in a while on my local CL. I don't know if 3G is bad in this area and people want a 2G so they don't have to pay the extra data cost, or what may be the reason. I've never tried it myself because I have no interest in the 3G. When my contract is up in September I will probably go back to a dumb phone and sell my iPhone.
     
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    That's pretty cool. I know I got my original iPhone off Craiglist the day of the 3G launch for 150...good deal if you ask me.
     
  15. Senor360 macrumors regular

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    Been awhile..

    Since I last posted, but just had to mention my doing a Craigs deal yesterday. Guy was wanting $450 for a black, in great shape, 16gb 3g iphone. It was upgraded to 2.2.1 firmware, so that's probably why he was having problems selling. I offered him $430 and it was done. I'd previously ordered a turbo sim card from Amazon and it works flawlessly. The only 'problem' with the phone are light marks on back from a previous case he was using. Very happy with my purchase.
     
  16. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Good deal. You sure aren't going to find many deals like that today. Most 2G iPhones go for at least $250 (locked) locally, and up to $350 (unlocked).
     
  17. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Fantastic, and you got home in one piece to boot.
     
  18. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Awesome deal OP, CL is fine if it's local....:cool:
     
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  20. Senor360 macrumors regular

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    :)

    Local + daylight + public place= Good dealing situation. :D Had one guy wanting to meet me at 11pm for a trade.. :eek: No thanks.
     
  21. quarmace macrumors newbie

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    I got a perfect never used 2g 8 gig refurb off CL for my wife for $150 last month. There are still deals like that if you look hard enough...
     
  22. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly!

    Everyone should be extra careful when dealing with anyone for the net.
     
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