Trying to get the iPhone3GS for $200 without upgrading

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  1. MacGenius89 macrumors newbie

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    Do you think I should take my friend up on this deal?

    He wants my iPhone 3G(for free), if I give him $200 to get the new iPhone since he's renewing his contract in a week...so I won't have to pay $400 for an early upgrade.

    Should I do it?






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  2. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Wouldn't you make out more if you sold your 3G? If you have a 16GB 3G you can get $300+ for it if it's in good shape. $400 - $300 = $100. Whereas you're giving away your phone and paying $200. Sounds like a bad deal to me.
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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    No. You can sell your iPhone 3G for more than $200 and put that money toward buying the 3G S for $399/$499 and end up spending less money in the long run.
     
  4. MacGenius89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have an 8GB iPhone 3G and plus with them lowering the price of the 8gig, who is going to pay $200-$300 for my used phone?
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    While you won't have the cash what you will have is a contract-free 3G$ which means you can get the subsidized price of the next iPhone as your contract wont be extended.
     
  6. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    People who want to unlock it or use it without a new contract?
     
  7. Diode macrumors 68020

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    And renew your contract for two more years? I would jump on that deal in a second. A contract less iphone 3gs for $200 ....
     
  8. MacGenius89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If i do go through with this deal, wouldn't the phone be under his contract?
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    The phone is not under contract, he is.
     
  10. joshellis625 macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. Used 8 gig 3G's still sell for about 350+ on eBay.
     
  11. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    I just sold my 16GB 2G for $300. I had over 10 people who wanted to purchase it.
     

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