Thinking about selling my 6s

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  1. itsray macrumors 6502

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    posted it on craigslist 6s plus 64gb at&t.

    for 600 all i got were joke responds with offers for like 350. lol i know its just people trying to buy and resell it again.
     
  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Everyone always wants to try and get a deal. The worst that you can say is no, and at best they might get a cheap phone :)
     
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    $600 is quite a lot of money for nearly a year old phone (and peole, when buying, assume it's a launchday device). I see this model around me selling for around $500, $450 or less for those that want a quick sale. The fact that it is locked (or implied locked stating it is ATT) isn't helping facilitate a quick sale considering how easy it is to fid a used unlokced device.

    The market is fooded. Everyone has these things. People keep saying iPhones have a great resale value, and perhaps they do compared to the competition, but it is not like you can MAKE money on them anymore. It's another reason why I feel like programs like NExt, Jump, and even Apple's trade program are pretty decent.
     
  4. javisan macrumors regular

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    Agree with the comments above. Also, avoid Gazelle. You can try instead Glyde or Swappa.
     
  5. itsray thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yea. its either that. or pay like 180, trade in the phone and get the 7 when it comes out.

    i just want more than enough to pay off the balance and have money to get the new phone.
     
  6. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    If the OP can get it unlocked I would say $600 is a reasonable price. I am basing it off of AT&T being the same model number as the SIM-free model (A1634) from Apple and what swappa.com is showing:

    https://swappa.com/prices/apple-iphone-6s-plus-a1634-unlocked/us
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    He mentioned craigslist so that's what I was looking at myself. There's one for $500 as we speak. Another for $250 with a cracked screen. Online prices are generally higher, but I also feel there is more inherent risk involved.
     
  8. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    That's true, since there are no fees involved or a shipping cost it would make sense to be priced less if using craigslist. I agree with you though about the risk, which is why I prefer to use the Apple trade in option as its no hassle and generally pretty reasonable on prices.
     
  9. Phonefanman Suspended

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    $600 could almost get a new one I'm saying a regular 6S 16gb. Try for $575 and see if that helps
     
  10. cynics macrumors G4

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    600 might work for unlocked depending on condition and accessories. For example mint condition in the original box with the headphones and charging cable unopened. These accessories don't actually add value but it gives a buyer peace of mind that you take care of your stuff which does add value. Like a used car with all up to date service records.

    I would shoot for 520 - 575 for a ATT 6S depending on condition and accessories like mentioned above.

    I even go as far as getting my Otterbox case warrantied via Otterbox (for scratches and being worn out) and include it. It doesn't cost me anything and I won't have a use for it anyway. I don't add anything to the price for it but it could add incentive for someone to buy my iPhone over someone elses, plus they will know it was kept in a very productive case.
     
  11. itsray thread starter macrumors 6502

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    those still go for $650+ tax which is almost 700
     
  12. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Use Swappa. You can see current prices and trends and it is ultra reliable.
     
  13. janeauburn macrumors 6502a

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    That always happens on craiglist. You can write in big, bold all-cap letters NO HAGGLING. NO LOWER OFFERS ACCEPTED, and you'll get several idiots writing to you saying "I'll give you $200 for it."

    One thing you can count on with people: they're stupid. One day someone will blow us all up, and then we'll all be out of our misery.

    P.S. Would you care to trade that iPhone for a pack of lightly used condoms?
     
  14. Phonefanman Suspended

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    I know, but man his fingers were all over it for a year. Rather buy new at new prices
     
  15. itsray thread starter macrumors 6502

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    actually the phone is only a few months old. 3 at the most. needed a phone for work. but had surgery so I'm off for a while. so figured id sell it. get a 7
     
  16. bufffilm, Jul 24, 2016
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    Even so...$600 is too much, I think. I wouldn't bite at that price. Is the warranty transferable too...I don't know. If it isn't, the value drops further.

    But maybe, Joe Schmo...the average consumer doesn't think like this.

    Let's not forget by Sept, after the ip7 is announced, the retail price goes down by $100 which affects the used market as well.

    So the clock is ticking for you. Only roughly 2 months left before the unveiling.

    You might want to rethink the price. Or not.
     
  17. itsray thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i know. i think 525 is ok.
     
  18. bufffilm Suspended

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    Sounds reasonable...good luck!
     
  19. javisan macrumors regular

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    I just bought a mint silver 64gb 6s plus for $575 in Swappa. Try starting a little bit higher. Average there right now is ~$589 Maybe try $550.
     
  20. itsray thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'm not a big fan of pay pal because of how long it takes to transfer to your bank account.
     
  21. davidrslynn macrumors newbie

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    Crunched the numbers and the price increase for an unlocked vs. locked phone is $50. Not sure what AT&T charges but I know some carriers charge way more than that to unlock a phone.
     
  22. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    It's free on ATT so long as you've paid the device off. They'll also do it for active military deployment and some other exceptions. I don't know that you can lay them a lump sum to unlock, outside of whatever is left to buy out the device.
     
  23. ErnstStavroBlohard macrumors member

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    Does PayPal still hold your money hostage for an arbitrary period of time when selling on Swappa? Or is that eBay only?
     
  24. 0928001 Suspended

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    That is just eBay. With Swappa, the amount is directly sent to your PayPal account, and Swappa takes 10 bucks.

    OP, I'll give you $450 for it.
     
  25. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a

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    I just sold my Verizon 64gb 6S Plus on Swappa for $670. All it takes is the right person at the right time.
     

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