Price Advice Trading an iPhone 6 Plus for iPhone 6?

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    paulie6978 macrumors 6502a

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    I was looking to trade my iphone 6 plus , 64GB(Space Grey) on Verizon for a iphone 6.

    What would be a good deal to get a iphone 6 and + some cash for a iphone 6?

    Has anyone done this yet?

    I was thinking a couple hundred bucks and a 6 for the plus.

    thanks
     
  2. aloshka macrumors 65816

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    I kind of went the other way around. Look at the 5 after using a 6 for a while. The 5 looks tiny. When you have a 6+ the 6 looks tiny. I don't think I'd trade anything for my 6+ now. It's big, but I love it, worth the extra $.
     
  3. paulie6978 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    any legit websites or resources out there for trading?

    How much do you think would be a good cash add on on top of the iPhone 6 for the 64gb plus?
     
  4. aloshka macrumors 65816

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    I'd generally do craigslist with cash on pickup (whatever you do, do not accept checks, money orders, paypal, anything... all can be reversed). Or eBay... but the fees on eBay have been insane lately. 10% of sales.
     
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    Isn't a 6+ just $100 more than a 6?

    Since all of the iPhone 6's and 6+'s are about the same age now, I would be surprised if you could get more than $100 plus the iPhone 6...
     
  7. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    I highly doubt you can get $200 - anything more than $100 and consider yourself lucky. Since your the one searching. May be different if it was the other way around.
     
  8. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a

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    I would think $50-70 bucks + the 6 for a 6+

    difference is $100 new. Why would anyone give you more then $100 for a used phone. You don't want the 6+ any more. People with iPhone 6s are super funny.

    You know next september your phone is only worth 400 bucks at most. Get the biggest bang for your buck you can.

    I got a iPhone 6 at launch. Then found someone who hated the 6+ and wanted to trade for a 5s. I gave him my 64gb 5s +250 for a 6+ 64gb. I think its crazy giving 6 and $200 for a 6+ unless its a 16 or 64gb one for a 128gb one
     
  9. paulie6978 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Someone offered me 200.

    If I were to swap phones from a plus to a iPhone 6 both on Verizon, would be just swap sims and be done with it ?
     
  10. imaccooper macrumors regular

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    First, you are quite fortunate.

    Second, no sim swapping needed. Just restore both phones to factory default (in the settings) then swap them. You will need to call Verizon and activate the phone (instructions are different with different models but are available on their site).

    Then you run away and hope that person never realizes how much you just ripped them off.
     
  11. paulie6978 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well we went back and forth because i wanted space grey and he had the white and silver. He offered me the 200 so I cant complain.

    So no need to swap sims at all? Always thought we needed to take out the sims but I will take your word for it.
     
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    I agree 100% i now look at moms iPhone 5s then dads 6 and they are so Small to my iphone 6+ Love it so much
     
  13. paulie6978 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i went back and forth and he wound up giving me $250 for it a nd a white iphone 6 64 gb
     
  14. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    That seems like a lot. I'd be afraid that something is wrong with the 6 or will shortly be reported stolen.
     
  15. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    How about trading a Plus 16GB for a 64GB? I initially thought "I only use a handful of apps, so maybe I can save some money". Turned out to be a not-so-good idea. I can live with it, just wondering where I should start. At the ATT store where I bought it?
     
  16. Neebee macrumors 6502a

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    Risky business

    There's lots of scams right now and many people are apprehensive in selling and buying iPhones from third parties eg ebay, craigslist. One of the most common scams is the phone is stolen or it is or soon will be blacklisted across North America once the person has your money. Why do they do this? They can also benefit from insurance (reporting the device stolen).

    Even if you have a receipt that you bought the device from a third party, it may be very difficult or impossible to convince your cellular carrier to remove the blacklisted imei rendering your device useless.
     
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    I'm wondering if I should trade my 128 gb 6 sg for a iPhone plus. Thinking I could get used to the screen size
     
  19. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    My hands are enormous, and this phone is just at the edge of being unwieldy. Beware.
     

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