Used iPhone 5 prices

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Altis, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Altis macrumors 68020

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    I have to ask, because for weeks I've seen posts of people selling theirs or trading in for only $200-$400. Yet, when I check eBay and all my local places (in Ontario), they're still going for $500 easily.

    Not sure where the deals are to be had... I'd happily take one off someones hands for more than Gazelle or Apple would offer on a trade. :D
     
  2. JTyler82 macrumors regular

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    Ran into this so!! Figured I'll get a 5. Typed in 250-350 max. All that came up were bad ESN or not working. So I increased and found out even USED 5s were still going for 450-500. So I said screw it and bought a 5C
     
  3. BeeJee macrumors 6502

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    I got a black 64gb for 350
     
  4. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    It all depends on your location as well for prices.
     
  5. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

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    Looked for 35 seconds on Craigslist, found a black iPhone 5 64gb for $400, the same price it was on contract two months ago. Probably took less than the amount of time it took you to make this topic.
     
  6. DanTSX macrumors regular

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    Location, location, location. In your case, canada is a far more limited marketet than the USA. Thus, higher resale(not always a bad thing).
     
  7. mel823 macrumors 6502

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    Lucky! I paid $430 total for mine.
     
  8. JTyler82 macrumors regular

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    You guys REALLY lucked out. There was no deal like that near me OR on eBay.
     
  9. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

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    Look for the "Or Best Offer" option, low ball them around $350, then work your way up to $400... I bought 2 that way, both are iPhone 5 32gb phones, paid $350 for one and $395 for the other (including shipping).
     
  10. BeeJee macrumors 6502

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    $430 is a good deal as well. I'm super excited to have 64GB available, it will most definitely be used by my music collection. Tyler, you should keep looking, deals pop all the time. Some people don't have the luxury of sitting on an item for highest dollar and just need to sell quickly.
     
  11. JTyler82 macrumors regular

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    unfortunately I didn't know about this and purchased a brand new iPhone 5C for 450. But I haven't taken it out of the plastic yet so maybe I'll re sell
     
  12. KiwiAdventure macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you want a 2nd hand 5 to save $50. I sold my wife's 2 year old 4s 64g for $420 and my 5 64g for $630.
     
  13. JTyler82 macrumors regular

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    So you're saying don't do it? Keep the 5C?
     
  14. bigboy2011 macrumors newbie

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    i would keep the 5c,
     
  15. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Anybody who's paying more than $400 for a 5 at this point is a sucker. Keep in mind that eBay will take at least 15%
     
  16. BeeJee macrumors 6502

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    The 5c is cool and all, but I REALLY wanted 64GB. Cool looking phone though, have only seen a few around.

    Since he/she already has it, yeah. But the 5 is still a good choice. Honestly, it was between the 5c and 5 for me but I wanted maximum storage

    I dont understand how people can say this? Why is a person stupid for buying a 5 when the 5c is pretty identical as far as specs and is plastic. I am not hating on the plastic, just the fact that I got a 64GB 5 for less than I would pay for a 16GB 5c.
     

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