Those who have experience selling iPhones to prepare for the next one ...tips?

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  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    I'm gonnn get a protector for my 4s so the condition stays perfect with no scratches. Do you guys prefer using eBay, Craigslist, or what? Do you keep the original box!?


    Wann get the most from my 4s so the 5 won't take all my money
     
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Why would you think about tossing the box?!?

    You keep everything including the receipt. Take care in removing all the packing so when you sell you can put it back in the box like it was new.

    This is kinda common sense is it not?

    eBay will get you the most lookers and money. If you do not mind meeting strange people in public places, Craig's list will save you some money.

    Do you save the box? LOL!:p
     
  3. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ya I got the box and all. Even headphones unused. What could I get for this phone closer to launch?
     
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    I read a Couple posts on here About them getting scammed. Is that easily avoidable
     
  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    The closer you get to the release of the 5 the LESS you will get. Right now the 4S will bring the most but after the 5 is announced there will be a glut of 4S units for sale.

    If you follow the rules, you will not be scammed on eBay. But as you are asking you must not have any feedback on eBay and I avoid sellers and buyers with no eBay experience.

    Craig's list is likely better for you or any local sales channel.
     
  6. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    100% good feedback my transactions are 116
     
  7. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Then why are you asking these questions?

    "Should I keep the box?" Come ON!

    You are still a eBay newbie at 116 but you should know how is works.
     
  8. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    Guess you haven't seen most of this guys threads.... Check them out and then ask yourself about common sense..... I've found it's not so common.
     
  9. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i keep reading about how people are doing what they're supposed to as a seller and then end up getting ripped off....but according to you i'll be fine somehow
     
  10. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    I don't see why everyone is so concerned with resale value as if the phone is an investment. Don't get me wrong -- I intend to keep my phone in good condition, but it's still a phone... much like a car, just a depreciating asset.

    I'll get the 5 when it comes out and worry about the future of my 4S at that time.
     
  11. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    maybe you have more spending money than myself..i was just wandering the best/safest place to sell it to get the most for it, then i'll put it towards the 5. which better have 4g
     
  12. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    Craigslist.

    I sold my 2+ year old HTC Evo just the other day for $200... pretty damn good I'd say.

    I imagine I'll sell the 4s a little before the 5 comes out for more than $200 then buy the 5 off craigslist actually haha. The 5 will probably be $400-$500 on craigslist after the first few weeks so a net payment of $200-$300 isn't bad considering it won't damage my contract plus even if it was an upgrade, it'd be $200-$250 anyway from a store.
     
  13. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i think i was gonna buy from store regardless...i mean free 1 year warranty and what if it crapped out the next day?
     
  14. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    Well if you're not eligible for upgrade, buying from store is like $600-$700 + 2 year agreement... craigslist would be $400-$500 with no agreement and if you just made $200+ off the 4s, it's not bad
     
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    himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    if you buy a phone outright there is no 2 year agreement
     
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    Oh yeah, you're right. My point was you buy it outright at the store $600-$700 or online craigslist $400-$500... which one is the better deal... ;)
     
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    I think I'd buy it from the store unless buying used would still give me a warranty
     
  18. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you are right.

    My mistake for forgetting that some lack this:)
     
  19. negro napoleon macrumors member

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    If you sell the phone, do you all use a back-up phone in the gap between the time you sell the phone and get the new one?

    How do you all manage to do that?
     
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    I sold a phone to someone in Hawaii and had no issues lol I sold 3 Android phones on eBay and haven't had an issue yet. I'm debating on even selling my 4S even after I get another iPhone... Having a backup IPhone > Motorola Droid X backup.
     
  21. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I like to keep the previous model to fall back on this allows me to eBay my current model 4-6 weeks before launch!
     
  22. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Excuse me, what phone costs $600-$700 that comes with a 2 year agreement? Looks like it's time for you to switch carriers.
     
  23. kalex macrumors 65816

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    u get 1 year warranty per device not person buying it.
     

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