Trade my iphone and 100 bucks for new s4 in box?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by cuzo, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. cuzo macrumors 6502

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    Is this a good deal? He only want 400 for it new in box kinda low but I don't have the case. Is this a good trade?


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  3. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    Which iPhone and what size? Any version of iPhone 5 is not a good trade based on the fact above.
     
  4. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    That's a very good deal. Your iPhone came out in September 2012. The Galaxy S4 came out in April-May 2013 depending on your carrier. Not to mention the next iPhone is due pretty soon.
     
  5. cuzo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 5



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  6. Faux Carnival macrumors 6502a

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    Very good deal to be honest.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    you guys really think so? I would say it should be a straight trade considering they are the exact same price contract free. I would venture to say you could still get $500 for a perfect condition iphone 5.
     
  8. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    It's an ok deal. See if you can get them down to iPhone+$50 though. 100 seems like a little much.
     
  9. cuzo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm try 50 and the phone android loses value too quick but I want a bigger screen and I realize I don't use many programs. And google calendar seems to be better than all on apple.


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  10. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Metro pcs just started carrying the s4. It is $549, my friend got one yesterday so that price is legit.
     
  11. deeddawg macrumors 603

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    Careful on trading in your phone -- you might want a back-out path if you find the S4 isn't for you.

    After all, the other guy is wanting an iphone and getting rid of the S4... :D
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I always am weary of the "New in Box" trades on CL/ebay. If it is someone who used an upgrade they usually want the cash and already have the phone they want.
     
  13. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I would like to know the percentage in each direction. Many could not get rid of the iPhone fast enough when the S4 and One were released.
     
  14. kalex macrumors 65816

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    I traded the other way (my iphone 5 for S4) and don't miss the iphone. OP's deal is pretty decent. iphone 5 has been out for a while and due for an upgrade which will make current value plummet as it happened with 4s when 5 came out
     
  15. cuzo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm gonna give him 400 cash for it, doesn't want less than 100 plus my iphone so I'm gonna give him the cash. I'm on sprint so I guess it's priced at 400 because of sprint.

    I'm gonna use it for a few days and decide if I want to keep or sell.


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    Can the s4 be carried in my pocket wirhout a case for a few days? I heard of screens breaking by itself.


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  16. deeddawg macrumors 603

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    I'd make sure the ESN is clean -- i.e. that it isn't a blacklisted device.
    Not sure if there's an online or phone-call method or if you'd do better to meet him at a Sprint store.
     
  17. cuzo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah he's gonna meet me at a sprint store.

    I asked him why he selling and I got the typical "I live in Miami" response.

    "I used someone elses upgrade my upgrades due tomorrow so its just for cash"

    That's what I thought, he could get more for it.



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  18. Mattstkc macrumors 6502a

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    decent deal. If you upgraded yourself and then had your iPhone unlocked, it would sell for about $500, leaving you with a balance of $150 because if you got your iPhone 5 at launch til now you're not upgrade eligible.
     
  19. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Sprint iphones are the cheapest ones out there. THey only work on sprint and overseas if its unlocked. Verizon/Tmo/ATT models get more than Sprint models. Thats why S4 was also $400. CL by my area has sprint iphones in the 350-400 range
     
  20. cuzo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep got my 5 opening day


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    That's new used I might get 325 maybe, that's the price to pay being in sprint.




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  21. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    If you upgrade your phone regularly, the value doesn't really lose that much. The Galaxy S3 is over a year old and still goes for over $300.

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    Also, keep in mind. The Note 2 is the same price as the Galaxy S4, yet the S4 has higher resale value. So it's hard to go buy the unsubsidized price 100% of the time.
     
  22. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    traded my iphone5 black 16 straight up for a new S4 fyi..

    was considering trading back but hanging on to the s4 untill the 5s is out.
     
  23. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    To be honest, it's not a good deal unless you have the lowest capacity iPhone. And this is coming from someone who actually owns a S4 and detest ios.

    Reason being is because you can always find someone who will overpay for an iPhone. Their popularity is just that immense
     
  24. appleofmy"i" macrumors regular

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    I actually just traded (no cash involved) my black iPhone 5 16gb on Verizon for a 2 week old white S4....sooooo keep pushing.
     
  25. cuzo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just asking...

    How much is my Sprint 16 gig iphone worth if I sell it? I'm looking for at least 325 for it, is that too high?
     

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